Blaydon Racers buses 49, 49A, 49B and 49C provide frequent buses to Metrocentre and Gateshead Interchange. There is a bus up to every 10 minutes from Winlaton / Blaydon to Metrocentre and Gateshead.
Toon Link routes provide the easy way to Newcastle from Crawcrook, Winlaton and Blaydon.
Oh, me lads...
Our Blaydon Racers buses commemorate the annual race meeting held at Stella Haughs, just to the west of Blaydon, and immortalised in Geordie Ridley’s song in 1862. It was adopted by the Northumberland Fusiliers as their marching song and has since become the ‘unofficial’ Geordie anthem.
In the original song, racegoers travelled by horse-drawn bus. In 2012 the 150th anniversary of the song was well and truly celebrated in Blaydon. A new version of the song – about travelling on a Blaydon Racers bus - was written by local songwriter Ed Pickford. View the video on YouTube.
Go North East has one of the cleanest bus fleets of its size in the country and to make it even easier for you to see how well your bus is doing to help look after the environment, we have introduced a new ‘kite mark’ on our buses.
Using simple illustrations based on a red kite bird taking flight, each symbol lets you see at-a-glance how each of our buses meet European standards on emissions. Find out more about cleaner engines.