This is when bus and train services will be running on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day

Bus and train timetables for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day have been released, for those expecting to travel over the festive period.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 12:39 pm
Public transport will be running throughout the festive period.
Public transport will be running throughout the festive period.

Public transport will be running throughout the festive period this year, apart from on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Here are the details you need if you're heading out before and after the big day.

Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve):

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Stagecoach and Arriva will be running on Saturday timetables on all of the bus routes. The last buses are due at around 6pm.

The majority of Go North East buses will run to normal weekday timetables. Last departures are expected between 6pm and 7pm.

Northern Rail will run normal services with a reduced timetable after 7pm.

Thursday, December 26 (Boxing Day):

Stagecoach is running no service in Teesside and Hartlepool on Boxing Day. It is running limited services in Sunderland and South Shields.

The other main bus operators are expected to run some daytime services, with Nexus paying for additional services.

Go North East is running special services on Boxing Day. Their services include 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 10A, 10B, 16A, 20, 21, 26, 27, 35A, 45, 47, 49, 49A, 53, 54, 55X, 56, 58, 60, 97, 310, M6, Q1, Q2, Q3, X1, X21, X30 and X66.

Special Arriva timetables will also apply on services 43, 52, 308, X10, X11, X16, X21 and X22.

There are no Northern Rail services on Boxing Day in our area.