Nexus launch night-bus for journeys to Newcastle International Airport

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The service will run from Newcastle’s city centre, before arriving at the airport, between the hours of 2.50am and 5.20am.

A brand-new night bus is being introduced to take shift workers and holiday-goers from Newcastle’s city centre to Newcastle International Airport.

Running from Sunday, March 24, the night bus (787), will operate between the hours of 2.50am and 5.20am, to make early morning journeys to the airport easier.

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The joint project by Nexus and Transport North East, which has been funded by the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) is part of a six-month trial, to assess demand for the service. 

Cllr Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee, said: “This is a wonderful example of our region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) funding in action, making every day bus travel across the North East even more convenient.

“I’m pleased this new night bus service will help holiday makers and staff travel to the airport in an affordable and sustainable way.”

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The service will be operated by Stagecoach, with a route starting from Newgate Street, with drop offs at West Road, Westerhope and Newbiggin Hall before ending the route at Newcastle International Airport.

 

Steve Walker, MD for Stagecoach North East, Adam Ewart, Airport Planner, Graeme Mason, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle Airport, and Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus.Steve Walker, MD for Stagecoach North East, Adam Ewart, Airport Planner, Graeme Mason, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle Airport, and Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus.
Steve Walker, MD for Stagecoach North East, Adam Ewart, Airport Planner, Graeme Mason, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle Airport, and Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus.

Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus, said: “We’re really excited to be introducing this new night bus for Newcastle International Airport.

“The 787 will provide an entirely new connection to the Airport, from Newcastle via the west end, benefiting shift workers who are starting early, and people who are catching holiday flights.

“It’s a great option for people who need to get to the airport during the night, when most public transport services are not running.

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“Funding from the local Bus Service Improvement Plan has made this possible. It will be a six-month trial and over the forthcoming summer season and we will be keenly assessing how much demand there is for the service to see whether it can become permanent.”

Ticket fares on the brand-new service will reflect other Nexus bus routes. A short single will cost £1.80, a longer single will cost £2, a day ticket will cost £3.70, a weekly ticket will cost £17 and a child single (for people aged 21 and under), will cost £1.

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