The Red Kite

The Red Kite 45 and 46 buses give regular and reliable links between Consett, Derwentside College, Shotley Bridge, Ebchester, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Swalwell, MetroCentre, Teams and Newcastle, with the Red Kite 45 serving Blackhill and Benfieldside, while the Red Kite 46 serves Bridgehill.

ToonLink 47, which runs from Blackhall Mill, Chopwell, High Spen, Rowlands Gill and Metrocentre every 30 minutes every day of the week, will soon join the Red Kite brand.

Red Kite 45 & 46

Brand new single-deck buses coming soon!

  • Free customer WiFi
  • Power sockets
  • USB connections
  • Next stop announcements
  • Comfy leather seats
  • Easy access - wheelchair and buggy friendly

Service 47

You will soon be going up in the world, when ToonLink 47 joins the Red Kite brand.

  • Brand new double-deck buses
  • Running up to every 30 minutes
  • Free customer WiFi 
  • Easy access - wheelchair and buggy friendly
  • Make sure you keep an eye out for the new look buses

 

 

No. Service Places Served Downloads
45 / 46 The Red Kite 45/46 Consett - Blackhill (45) - Bridgehill (46) - Shotley Bridge - Rowlands Gill - Swalwell - Metrocentre - Teams - Newcastle

45 / 46 map

45 / 46 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.

On the route

Derwent Walk Railway Path.

The Red Kite Trail is an eleven mile (eighteen kilometre), circular walking route on the borders of western Gateshead and north Durham that takes you through beautiful countryside with superb views of the lower Derwent Valley, where there are many opportunities to see the magnificent red kite birds of prey and other wildlife. 

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 Red Kite 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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Cleaner buses - Our Kite Mark explained

Kite Mark 4Go 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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