Fast Cats

  • Fast CatsFrom 26 January 2015, to improve reliability, most journeys on service X35 will be slightly retimed.

    Additional evening and Sunday journeys will operate between South Hetton and Houghton le Spring. These journeys then continue to Sunderland as service 35A with through tickets available and no change of buses required.

    The evening journey from Doxford International at 2110 which was introduced on a trial basis will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers.
  • From the same date, a revised timetable will operate on service X36, with buses continuing to operate half-hourly between Sunderland and Downhill, with the service then continuing hourly to Newcastle.

    The peak time extensions to Sunderland Enterprise Park will no longer run, as passengers can travel between Sunderland City Centre and Enterprise Park on Lime service 8, and from Pallion to Enterprise Park on service 99 or new services 35/36.

Fast Cats buses provide convenient longer distance links to and from Sunderland City Centre.

  • X35 buses run every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday from Hartlepool to Sunderland Interchange, serving Peterlee, Easington Village, South Hetton, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring and Doxford International along the way.
  • X36 runs between Sunderland and Newcastle giving unique, direct links to Newcastle and Sunderland from from Carley Hill, Witherwack and Hylton Red House, with journey times to Newcastle from the estates of less than 40 minutes.


No. Service Places Served Downloads
X35 Fast Cats Sunderland - Barnes Park - East Herrington - Doxford International - Houghton-le-Spring - Hetton-le-Hole - Easington Lane - South Hetton - Easington Village - Peterlee - Horden - Blackhall - Hartlepool

X35 map

X35 times from 26 January 2015

X9 > X35 connections from 26 January 2015

X36 Fast Cats Sunderland – Monkwearmouth - Carley Hill - Witherwack - Hylton Red House - Downhill - Boldon - Wardley - Heworth – Gateshead – Newcastle

X36 map from 26 January 2015

X36 times from 26 January 2015

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 our Service Delivery Manager for the Fast Cats routes, 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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