The wearing of face coverings is a legal requirement as of 15th June whilst on public transport. This can be a scarf or homemade face mask, but to be effective must be something that can be washed or left alone for at least 3 days.
Hexham, Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, and Wylam all have railway stations on the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway line. Frequencies vary depending on station, but peak time frequencies are usually half-hourly or better. Most trains are currently operated under the Northern brand, with some journeys also operated by Scotrail.
A summary table will follow shortly.
The number 10 bus route operated by Go North East links Hexham, Corbridge, Riding Mil, Stocksfield, and Prudhoe with Crawcrook, Ryton, Blaydon, Metro Centre, and Newcastle. This runs half hourly on Monday to Saturday, dropping to hourly on Sunday. The number 10B bus route also operated by Go North East links Prudhoe with Crawcrook, Ryton, Blaydon, Metro Centre, and Newcastle. This also runs half hourly on Monday to Saturday, dropping to hourly on Sunday.
Both routes carry Tyne Valley Ten branding, and have high spec double deck buses on the route, featuring wifi, charging sockets (three prong), and next stop announcements.
The X84/X85 Tyndale Express branded routes link Hexham and Corbridge to Newcastle. These are limited stop express services, with the X85 also serving Ovington, Ovingham and Wylam. Both routes have a combined half-hourly frequency Monday to Saturday, but there is no X84 or X85 on a Sunday.
There are also a number of smaller routes in and around the Hexham area, and a full summary of routes can be found in the table below.
|10||Hexham Bus Station – Corbridge – Riding Mill – Stocksfield – Prudhoe – Crawcrook – Ryton – Blaydon – Metro Centre – Newcastle Central Station – Newcastle Eldon Square||30 minutes||Go North East|
|10X||Hexham Bus Station – Corbridge Rail Station – Riding Mill – Stocksfield – Prudhoe – Crawcrook – Ryton – Blaydon – Scotswood Road – Newcastle Central Station – Newcastle Eldon Square||1 return journey||Go North East|
|74||Hexham – Great Whittington – Matfen – Stamfordham – Ponteland – Westerhope – Newcastle||4 Weekday return journeys||Go North East|
|X81||Hexham Bus Station – Alston||1 Return Journey (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|X84||Hexham Bus Station – Corbridge – Throckley – Newcastle (Eldon Square)||Hourly||Go North East|
|X85||Hexham Bus Station – Corbridge – Ovinton – Ovingham – Wylam – Throckley – Newcastle (Eldon Square)||Hourly||Go North East|
|X122||Hexham – Haydon Bridge – Haltwhistle/td>||1 Return Journey (7 Days a Week)||Go North East|
|613||Whittonstall – New Ridley – Hedley on the Hill – Branch End – Stocksfield – Hindley – Broomley – Riding Mill – Hexham||Tuesday Only, 1 Return Journey||Rural Link Ltd.|
|680||Hexham – Acomb – Wall – Humshaugh – Wark – Bellingham||Hourly as far as Acomb, Approx. Hourly to Every 2 hours full route.||Go North East|
|683||Hexham Town Service||Hourly (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|684||Hexham Town Service||Hourly (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|685||Newcastle – Corbridge – Hexham – Haydon Bridge – Halwhistle – Brampton – Carlilse||Hourly||Arriva North East / Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire|
|686||Hexham – Corbridge – Ovington – Ovingham – Wylam – Crawcrook – Prudhoe||Hourly (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|688||Allenheads – Allendale – Hexham||Hourly or every 2 Hours (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|689||Hexham – Slaley – Whittonstall – Ebchester – Shotley Bridge – Blackhill – Consett||1 Return Journey (Monday to Saturday)||Go North East|
|882||Colwell – Acomb – Hexham||Saturday Only, 2 Return Journeys||Rural Link Ltd.|
|885||Byrness – Rochester – Otterburn – West and East Woodburn – Ridsdale – Corbridge – Hexham||Tuesday Only, 1 Return Journey||Rural Link Ltd.|
A number of taxi firms operate in the area, including Arran’s Taxis (now part of Blueline), ecoCabs, and Stocksfield Executive taxis.
For large groups, Tyne Valley Coaches, Primrose Coaches, Bells Coaches, and Rowell’s of Prudhoe all provide coaches for private hire. Johnson’s of Mickley and Hillary’s of Prudhoe provide minibuses and coaches upto to 33 seats for hire.
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