Killingworth Road Closures: The Latest Updates!


A full road closure began on Killingworth Road on Thursday 20th July. This closure is in place until February 2018.

Killingworth Road Closures. 

Killingworth Road in Newcastle is now closed as part of a £10m plus investment project to widen the road and install a new Metro bridge at a well-known pinch point.

This leaflet is the latest news from Newcastle City Council

Killingworth Road – Bus diversions web (004)

Bridge closures resident letter 1 (003)

Works will include: 

  • widening the road to make it safer for everyone and reduce congestion
  • moving the carriageway further from people’s homes to improve their air quality
  • installing wider pavements to make it easier for people on foot and with pushchairs or mobility issues to get around
  • installing two-way cycle lanes to make it safer for people on bikes
  • installing on-street parking for residents to improve access to their homes
  • replacing the retaining wall with improved landscaping

The closure of Killingworth Road is required to protect the public during the replacement of the Metro Bridge and the subsequent diversion of gas mains in the area as well as to facilitate the road widening scheme.

Please note, the council will also be closing Salters Bridge and Castle Farm bridge during the construction period to reduce rat-running in residential areas.

Metro Closures. 

The closures coincide with 6 weeks of metro closures. From Monday 31st July to Saturday 2nd September there will be no trains between South Gosforth and Four Lane Ends or Shiremoor depending on the phase of work. 

You can read up more on the works here. Update on Metro Closures

Arriva Bus Timetable Updates. 

Service 54 will follow its normal route between Whitley Bay and Quorum Business Park, then buses will run via Benton Road, Four Lane Ends Interchange and Benton Park Road to South Gosforth roundabout, where they will resume their usual route to/from Newcastle. Buses will serve all stops on the revised route, and at Four Lane Ends Interchange they will use stand D towards Whitley Bay and stand E towards Newcastle.

Services X7 and X8 will follow their normal routes between Blyth and Balliol Business Park, then buses will run via Salter’s Lane, West Farm Avenue, Benton Lane and Benton Park Road to South Gosforth roundabout, where they will resume their usual route to/from Newcastle. Buses will serve all stops on West Farm Avenue, as well as the ones on Benton Park Road opposite the Victory Inn and outside the DWP offices, and Haddricks Mill Road outside Sainsbury’s Local.

The X7 and X8 will not serve Four Lane Ends Interchange or any of the other stops on Benton Park Road. 

Service 52 – Timetable (from 23rd July 2017)

Service 54 – Special Timetable (from 20th July 2017)

Service X7 – Special Timetable (from 20th July 2017)

Service X8 – Special Timetable (from 20th July 2017)

There are also updates to the 555 timetable find out more here. 

Stagecoach Buses 

Click here to hear about a new £10 Saver Ticket you can receive on Stagecoach tickets for the duration of the works. 

Service X63

  • Towards Newcastle – Buses will follow the normal route to Salters’ Lane before diverting via West Farm Avenue, Benton Lane and Benton Road. Buses will then travel non-stop to Market Street East in Newcastle city centre. Buses will call at all stops on West Farm Avenue, then Benton Lane/Rushall Place, Benton Road Shops (south bound) and then Market Street East only.
  • Towards Killingworth – Buses will commence journeys in Newcastle city centre at New Bridge Street West before operating non-stop to Benton Road shops. Services will then run directly from Benton Road Shops via Benton Lane to re-join the normal route at Quorum Business Park. Buses will call at stops on New Bridge Street West (outside Halifax), Benton Road Shops (northbound) and then all stops on Benton Lane (northbound).

Service X63 will be unable to serve the BT Call Centre or Balliol Business Park on all journeys towards Killingworth. Passengers travelling to these locations are advised to transfer onto service 62 at Benton Road Shops. In Newcastle city centre this service will not serve the usual stops on Barras Bridge, Percy Street, or Blackett Street.

For a full  update on all Stagecoach Buses Click here  

Other closures in the area: 

North Tyneside Council recognises that the condition of roads and pavements is a top priority for residents.

In 2016/17 more £2.5million is being invested in the borough’s road network – almost 160,000m² of road resurfacing will take place, stretching nearly 23 miles. In addition £250,000 has been allocated to planned pavement improvement schemes.

Further information is available via the Roads Resurfacing Programme 2016-17, which can be acccessed below.

If you have any comments concerning these capital resurfacing schemes, please email the Highway Maintenance Team at or Tel: (0191) 643 8515.

Road resurfacing programme 2016-17

More info on additional Newcastle works here: 


Cycling Support. 

Bike 4 Health are supporting cycling during the closures. 

Click here to find out about our Bike Train taking place W.C 17th July 
Click here to find out about borrowing a Quorum Pool Bike for 30 Days
Click here for cycling route advice as well as walking routes. 


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