Ride around Blyth in an Open-Top Bus!

Ride around Blyth in an Open-Top Bus! at South Beach Radio - News & Views for Blyth, Northumberland
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stu - Reporter at South Beach Radio
Written 12 months ago by Stu Andrews

Nothing beats the wind in your hair (or scalp, if you happen to be bald like me) on a hot day, and now thanks to Go North East, you can travel between Blyth and Newcastle on an open topped version of the 309, taking in the sights and smells of the coast along the way!

The service is planned to run on hot days throughout the school summer holidays, and the ticket price is no more than a standard fare.

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All buses are given extra cleaning and have full covid-secure safety arrangements on board.

Go North East would like to remind passengers that face coverings are now mandatory on public transport unless you have a valid reason not to wear one.

Blyth Open Topped Bus Timetable

The the "Cobalt and Coast" 309 service commences in Blyth, and takes in Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, before heading towards Newcastle via North Tyneside Hospital, Cobalt Business Park, North Shields, Hadrian Park, Battle Hill, and a few other useful stops on the Coast Road.

The journeys with the open-top bus are as planned as follows:

Monday to Friday

  • 12:18pm from Newcastle to Blyth
  • 1:29pm from Blyth to Newcastle
  • 4:49pm from Newcastle to Blyth


  • 8:40am from Newcastle to Blyth
  • 9.49am from Blyth to Newcastle
  • 1:58pm from Newcastle to Blyth
  • 3:09pm from Blyth to Newcastle


  • 9:55am from Newcastle to Blyth
  • 11:05am from Blyth to Newcastle
  • 1:55pm from Newcastle to Blyth
  • 3:05pm from Blyth to Newcastle

You can find full details of Blyth's Open Topped Bus service, along with other routes on the Go North East website


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