Changes on the buses

Coun Robert Arckless told members there had been a ‘major change’ to local bus services.

There is now a new Service 20, which will serve the Links Estate and link in with Ashington and then change its number to the X20 and continue through to Newcastle.

Coun Arckless said he thought this was the first direct link between the Links and Newcastle. However, he said it was ‘regrettable’ that there was still no direct link to Alnwick on the Links Estate as there had been on the old 420 service.