Blaydon Racers

Blaydon Racers bus

Blaydon Racers buses 49, 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.

No. Service Places Served Downloads
49 Blaydon Racers Winlaton - Blaydon - Swalwell - Metrocentre - Dunston - Gateshead

49 / 49B / 49C map

49 / 49B / 49C times

MoneySaver fares

We've some great deals and offers to help you get the best value for money on your bus travel.

Our MoneySaver guide gives you through all of the fares and tickets that are available for travel on our services so you can get the best deal for your journey.

If an employer buys your ticket for you, you could save even more money on the price of individual 28 day tickets - contact us for full details.

Help and Advice

We want you to enjoy using our services and are working hard to make sure you find them easy and reliable to use.

You can speak to Chris Green our Service Delivery Manager for Blaydon Racers, who will be out and about on the buses.

Our customer services team can be contacted by Freepost, telephone or e-mail

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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.

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