|From 25th January 2015 the #35 bus service to/from Sunderland and South Shields has been replaced by the new Sunderland to South Shields #20 Bus Service.|
Important update: From 25th January 2015, the 35 Laser bus service will be replaced with new services 35, 35A and 36. New service 35 will operate as the current 35 between Low Moorsley, Houghton-le-Spring, Newbottle, East Herrington, Durham Road, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Chester Road to Sunderland Interchange. Instead of operating to South Shields, it will then operate to Boldon Cinema via Southwick, Hylton Riverside, Castletown, and Town End Farm to replace service 29.
Service 35A will operate every 30 minutes between Heworth and Houghton-le-Spring. From Houghton-le-Spring, one journey per hour will continue to Low Moorsley. The other journey will operate to South Hetton as service X35. Service 36 will operate from Chester le Street via Fence Houses to Houghton-le-Spring, replacing service 71. The 36 will then follow the same route as service 35 through Newbottle, East Herrington, Durham Road, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Chester Road to Sunderland Interchange. From Sunderland Interchange northbound it will follow a similar route to service 35, operating via Southwick, Hylton Riverside and Castletown, but terminating at Town End Farm. Laser 35 buses run every 10 minutes between South Shields, Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Houghton-le-Spring on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Buses will then run to Rainton Bridge, offering a more frequent ten-minute all-day service to the business park and a new direct link with Sunderland City Centre.
Laser 35 buses run every 10 minutes between South Shields, Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Houghton-le-Spring on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Buses will then run to Rainton Bridge, offering a more frequent ten-minute all-day service to the business park and a new direct link with Sunderland City Centre.
From 25th January 2015 the Prince Bishops 20/20A/X20 is the best service to use as it will be extended from Sunderland to South Shields via Cleadon. This replaces Laser services 35/35A/35B/35C on this section of route. This extension creates new cross-City connections. The frequency will remain at every 10 minutes during the day on Mondays to Saturdays, every 20 minutes on Sundays and 30 minutes during the evening. The revised service will have additional time at each end of its route to recover from any delays caused by traffic congestion, which means reliability of the service will improve. The route of services between Durham and Sunderland and between Sunderland and South Shields is unchanged, and the service will continue to use stand N towards Durham and stand Q towards South Shields in Park Lane.
Until 25th January 2015...
The #35 Sunderland to/from South Shields bus service is the quickest way to get to/from Sunderland City Centre (Park Lane Interchange), the University of Sunderland (City Scape campus and St Peter's aka Tom Cowie campus), the Stadium of Light and City of Sunderland College on Durham Road in Sunderland. Journey time from South Shields to St Peter's aka Tom Cowie campus and the Stadium of Light is approximately 15 minutes. Journey time from South Shields to Sunderland City Centre (Park Lane Interchange) and the University of Sunderland City Scape campus is approximately 20 minutes.
You can preview the timetable (updated June 2014) below. Scroll down for a link to download a high quality copy of the timetable for yourself.
Here is a short video of the 'Laser' #35 bus service departing Sunderland Park Lane Interchange...
At the time of writing (February 2013) a single one-way ticket from Sunderland Park Lane Interchange to South Shields is £2.50. Complete ticket pricing information can be found in this leaflet, a link to download a high quality copy for yourself in beneath the preview.
Where to disembark the #35 bus in South Shields...
Fowler Street is where you should disembark the #35 bus upon reaching South Shields. Fowler Street is at the bottom of our street (Beach Road). The Fowler Street bus stop for disembarking the #35 bus can be seen here...
When you have disembarked the bus at Fowler Street it is a few minutes straight walk along Beach Road to our guest house. A map of the walking route can be seen here...
'A' on the image is the Fowler Street bus stop and 'B' on the image is the location of our South Shields guest house.
The image below is centred on South Shields town hall on Westoe Road in South Shields, identifiable by it's clock tower. The road above it on the image is Beach Road (shown with a long red line). Turning the corner from Beach Road, walking in front of South Shields town hall, is Westoe Road. The shorter red line at the bottom of the image is the location of the Sunderland-bound #35 service bus stop on Westoe Road. The shorter red line at the top of the image shows the location of the Fowler Street bus stop, shown previously, where you should disembark the #35 bus service on a Sunderland to South Shields journey. You can even see one of the #35's distinctive gold coloured buses on this image opposite the Fowler Street bus stop. For South Shields to Sunderland journeys including the Stadium of Light, Sunderland Aquatic Centre, University of Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital, City of Sunderland College's Bede Campus and Sunderland Park Lane Interchange you should catch the bus on Westoe Road opposite the Britannia Inn. The short red line at the bottom of the image indicates the location of the Sunderland bus stop.
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