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No. 1 bus service to Coach Lane

Northumbria University has been working with Stagecoach to improve the frequency of bus services between the City and Coach Lane Campuses.

To improve the service Stagecoach’s number 1 bus now starts and finishes at the Coach Lane Campus turning circle every ten minutes, seven days a week and is free of charge to Northumbria students and staff that board at the University’s designated stops and produce their smartcard. Students and staff can use this service between 7am and 10.15pm every day.

Northumbria’s 5 designated stops are at the Civic Centre, the corner of Sandyford Road and Portland Terrace, the junction of Portland Road and Warwick Street, the Warwick Street/Stadium stop and the corner of Simonside Terrace and Chillingham Road stop. Click here to view a map of the stops. The bus will drop passengers off outside the campus buildings on the main Coach Lane road. Please note that passengers travelling to City Campus can only board at Coach Lane Campus.

Students and staff are asked to familiarise themselves with the timetable and allow sufficient time for their journey between the campuses. Travel time between both campuses is approximately 25 minutes. Please visit the Stagecoach website to download an up to date timetable.

Where can I find the timetable for the number 1 bus?

Please visit the Stagecoach website to download the up to date timetable. The bus comes every ten minutes and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Please allow sufficient time for your journey planning for lectures, seminars and meetings. You can board the bus at any of our four designated stops between 7am and 10.15pm seven days a week

Is the number 1 bus free for students and staff?

Yes, Northumbria students and staff who board at our five designated stops can travel for free between the City and Coach Lane Campuses on production of their smartcard. Northumbria’s five designated stops are at the Civic Centre, the corner of Sandyford Road and Portland Terrace, the junction of Portland Road and Warwick Street, the Warwick Street/Stadium stop and the corner of Simonside Terrace and Chillingham Road stop. Click here to view a map of the stops. Our agreement for free travel only applied to students and staff boarding at these designated stops between 7am and 10.15pm. You can board at any other stop but will be required to buy a ticket or use a travel pass if you are not at one of our agreed stops.

Where can I get on the number 1 bus?

Stagecoach has agreed that Northumbria students and staff who board at our five designated stops between 7am and 10.15pm can travel for free between the City and Coach Lane Campuses on production of their smartcard. Northumbria’s five designated stops are at the Civic Centre, the corner of Sandyford Road and Portland Terrace, the junction of Portland Road and Warwick Street, the Warwick Street/Stadium stop and the corner of  Simonside Terrace and Chillingham Road stop.  Click here for a map of the bus stops.

Am I able to get on at any other stops?

Sorry, but our agreement for free travel only applied to students and staff boarding at the designated stops between 7am and 10.15pm seven days a week. You can board at any other stop but will be required to buy a ticket or use a travel pass if you are not at one of our agreed stops.

Where will the bus stop at Coach Lane?

The bus will divert in to Coach Lane Campus and will stop at the turning circle in the east Campus.

How long does the number 1 bus take to get to Coach Lane?

The bus comes every ten minutes and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes, so you are encouraged to allow sufficient time to arrive for lectures, seminars and meetings.

Why are you using the number 1 instead of the University shuttle bus?

By working with Stagecoach we can offer students and staff a much more frequent service between our campuses which has much improved capacity.

How else can I travel to Coach Lane on public transport?

The number 1 bus is the most direct bus route to Coach Lane. The Four Lane Ends metro and bus interchange is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the campus and Coach Lane is well served by local cycle routes. You can also use the GoSmarter Journey Planner to look at alternative travel options available to travel to Coach Lane from your starting destination. 

Is car parking available at Coach Lane?

Pay and display parking is available at Coach Lane Campus East. Students can also apply for an annual permit to park at Coach Lane.

I have accessibility issues and need support to travel between the University campuses

Please contact Student Support and Wellbeing to discuss any specific requirements you may have, or contact Campus Services if you have any concerns (John Anderson, Security, Mail and Transport Manager on 0191 227 4670).

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