This is when the buses and Metros are running on New Year's Eve in Sunderland and South Tyneside

Are you planning to head out and toast the beginning of 2020?

We have been taking a look at when our public transport services are running throughout the festive period, helping you to keep on the move.

This is what you need to know about the Tyne and Wear Metro, regional bus services, the Shields Ferry and Northern rail services.


Will you be using public transport this New Year?

From Friday, December 27 until Monday, December 30, Metro services will run to the usual timetables.

On New Year’s Eve, a normal weekday service will run until 10pm, then at a half-hourly frequency until end of service.

Last trains will operate to timetable.

From 5pm until 9pm on New Year’s Eve, Haymarket station in Newcastle will be exit only.


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There will be no Metros on New Year’s Day.


On New Year’s Eve most bus companies will run a Saturday timetable until about 6pm. The majority of last departures will take place somewhere between 6pm and 7pm.

Shields Ferry


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The ferry will run to its normal timetable from Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30.

On New Year’s Eve, there will be a normal Tuesday service with an early finish. The last crossing from South Shields will be at 6.45pm, and from North Shields at 7pm.

Rail: Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland

Northern will operate normal services on New Year’s Eve with a reduced timetable from 7pm.


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There are no trains on New Year’s Day.

Nexus services

All Nexus TravelShops will open until 1pm on New Year's Eve and Nexus Customer Services is open from 8am until 4pm on New Year's Eve.

Both are closed on New Year’s Day.