Tour of Britain - Gateshead/Hexham Diversions and Disruptions
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Tour of Britain - Gateshead/Hexham Diversions and Disruptions
Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain hits Gateshead next Friday 10th and there's some interesting diversions and photo opportunities 

Durham Road will be closed northbound between the Angel and Harlow Green between 4am - 9pm.  Southbound closures will be the same between 12pm and 6pm.

Newcastle Bank in Birtley and Lamesley will have rolling closures for 45 minutes as cyclists sprint to the end point at the Angel of the North. 

Bus Diversions

X21 - will omit Low Fell and operate via A1 to Lobley Hill to Bensham Bank then Gateshead.

21 and 28 will divert by Harlow Green, Easedale Gdns , Wrekenton Row, Rockliffe, Mill House Roundabout, Portobello then B1288 past Ravensworth Terrace and its deadly speed bumps (which have wrecked many a car) to Birtley Red Lion, meaning stops between Harlow Green and Birtley Town Centre will not be observed (huge chunk of people)

28A will follow the same diversion but will use Hertford to access Saltwell Road (which suggests no service to Kibblesworth

I imagine the X12 will just get lost somewhere and the 23 won't operate.

Really not sure why the 21 doesn't just come down Long Bank after Wrekenton then it only misses a few stops as opposed to half of Birtley!
Wistfully stuck in the 90s

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RE: Tour of Britain - Angel of the North - Diversions
Diversions now fully updated on GNE website showing the impact on West and South Gateshead as well as Hexham.

Gateshead Taxis diversion here

The headlines

No service at all between Birtley Town Centre and Harlow Green Bridge in both directions between 12pm and 6pm

Service 683 will not operate between 13:45 and 14:30.
Wistfully stuck in the 90s

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RE: Tour of Britain - Gateshead/Hexham Diversions and Disruptions
(03 Sep 2021, 10:58 am)Ambassador Wrote: Really not sure why the 21 doesn't just come down Long Bank after Wrekenton then it only misses a few stops as opposed to half of Birtley!

It says that between 12 and 6 the 21 and 28 can't serve bus stops between Harlow Green and Birtley Red Lion, hence not going down Long Bank.

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RE: Tour of Britain - Gateshead/Hexham Diversions and Disruptions
(07 Sep 2021, 6:59 pm)big mac Wrote: It says that between 12 and 6 the 21 and 28 can't serve bus stops between Harlow Green and Birtley Red Lion, hence not going down Long Bank.

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It can, they are choosing not to. Newcastle Bank is only closed for 45 minutes. Eighteen Lodge roundabout is still open. Can only assume the council don’t want bus traffic down Long Bank
Wistfully stuck in the 90s