DOZENS of vital bus routes across the North East are set for an indefinite shutdown, with drivers staging an indefinite strike.

Workers at Go North East are due to begin a continuous walkout on Saturday, October 28, which will result in all of the operator’s services being cancelled until further notice.

Passengers have already endured major disruption during two week-long strikes this month, but the bitter industrial dispute will now ramp up after Unite union members overwhelmingly rejected a new pay offer from the company.

The union announced on Friday lunchtime that 81 per cent of members who voted in a ballot, which had a 93 per cent turnout, chose to say no to the offer of a 10.3 per cent pay rise.

That pay deal would have seen drivers’ pay uplifted to £14.15 per hour – but the union has called on the company to match the superior average salary given to Go North West drivers, of £15.53.

Unite accused Go North East bosses of having “dragged their feet and refused to make a decent pay offer”, while the operator said it was “baffled” by the rejection and claimed it had met “each and every one” of the union’s demands.

The latest round of industrial action will result in all Go North East services, aside from contracted school buses, being cancelled for an indefinite period.

Under the law, workers taking industrial action have legal protection for 12 weeks – after which they can be dismissed. As Unite members at Go North East began their first strike week on September 30, that 12-week period would end on December 22.

There are now widespread concerns about communities across the region being deprived of critical bus services, particularly those that have no other public transport aside from Go North East routes.

Here is a full list of every Go North East service that will be affected:
Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus AD122
Hexham to Haltwhistle via Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort, The Sill, Vindolanda Roman Fort, Walltown Roman Army Museum and Greenhead
QuayCity VOLTRA Q3
Great Park to Wallsend via Regent Centre, Gosforth, Jesmond, Newcastle, Quayside, St Peter’s Basin and Walker
Blaydon to Woodside Gardens via Crookhill and Ryton
Venture V1, Venture V2 
Consett to Delves via Delves Lane
Venture V5 
Crookhall to The Dene via Consett, Templetown, Leadgate and Medomsley
X-lines X1, X-lines X1A 
Newcastle to Easington Lane and Peterlee via Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wrekenton, Springwell Village, Washington, Shiney Row, Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Easington Lane, South Hetton and Easington Village
X-lines X5, X-lines X15
Durham to Consett and Castleside via University Hospital of North Durham, Witton Gilbert, Lanchester, Delves (X5) or Leadgate (X15), Consett and Moorside
Peterlee Purples X6
Sunderland to Peterlee via Grangetown, Seaham, Spectrum Business Park and Dalton Park
X-lines X10
Newcastle to Middlesbrough via Gateshead, Heworth, Dalton Park, Peterlee, Billingham, Norton and Stockton
Sunderland to Doxford International  via East Herrington
X-lines X21
Newcastle to Bishop Auckland and West Auckland via Gateshead, Low Fell, Chester-le-Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, Tudhoe, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Tindale Crescent
X-lines X30, X-lines X31
Newcastle to Stanley via Dunston, Whickham, Sunniside and Shield Row (X30) or East Stanley (X31)
Cobalt & Coast X39
Newcastle to Cobalt Park
X-lines X45
Newcastle to Consett via Metrocentre, Winlaton Mill, Rowlands Gill, Ebchester, Shotley Bridge and Blackhill
Match Day Park & Ride X50
Metrocentre Coach Park to St James’ Park – Park & Ride for Newcastle United home games
Peterlee to Durham via Horden, Easington Colliery, Easington Village, South Hetton, High Pittington and Belmont
Metrocentre Shuttle X66
Gateshead to Metrocentre
X-lines X71
Newcastle to Consett via Gateshead, Lobley Hill, Sunniside, Burnopfield, Medomsley and Leadgate
X-lines X72
Newcastle to Stanley
via Gateshead, Lobley Hill, Sunniside, Flint Hill, Dipton and Annfield Plain
Newcastle to Wallington
Coaster 1

Whitley Bay to Newcastle and Metrocentre via Cullercoats, Marden Estate, Tynemouth, North Shields, Percy Main, Howdon, Wallsend, Walkergate, Byker, Newcastle, Gateshead, Bensham, Lobley Hill, Whickham, Fellside Park and Swalwell
Sunderland District Berries 2, Sunderland District Berries 2A
Silksworth to Washington via Hollycarrside, Leechmere ASDA (2A), Grangetown, Sunderland, Royal Hospital, Hastings Hill, Penshaw, Fatfield, Harraton (2) and Lambton (2) or Biddick (2A)
Connections 4
Heworth to Houghton-le-Spring via Follingsby Amazon, Usworth, Concord, Washington, Glebe, Fatfield, Shiney Row, Bournmoor and Fence Houses
5, 5A
Jarrow to South Shields via Hedworth, Fellgate Estate , Boldon Colliery, Boldon ASDA, East Boldon (5A), Cleadon (5A), Whiteleas Estate, South Tyneside Hospital, Chichester and Westoe
Newcastle to Stanley and Lanchester via Metrocentre, Whickham, Watergate Estate, Sunniside, Flint Hill, Burnopfield, Tanfield Lea, Stanley, South Moor and Burnhope
Country Ranger 8, Country Ranger 8A
Stanley to Sunderland via Beamish Museum, Grange Villa, Pelton, Chester-le-Street, Rickleton, Harraton, Glebe, Washington, Waterview Park, Teal Farm, Castletown (8) and Hylton Riverside Park (8) or Hastings Hill (8A) and Royal Hospital (8A)
Sunderland to Jarrow via Fulwell, East Boldon, West Boldon, Boldon ASDA and Boldon Colliery
Tyne Valley 10, Tyne Valley 10A, Tyne Valley 10B
Newcastle to Hexham (10), Blackhall Mill (10A) or Prudhoe (10B) via Metrocentre, Blaydon, Ryton and Crawcrook
Newcastle to Winlaton via Newcastle Business Park, Scotswood Road, Blaydon, Parkhead Estate, Hanover Estate and Heddon View
Durham Diamond 16, Durham Diamond 16A, Durham Diamond 16B
Durham to Consett and Shotley Bridge Hospital via University Hospital of North Durham, Sacriston, Craghead, South Stanley (16 & 16B) or South Moor (16A & 16B), Stanley, Annfield Plain, Flint Hill, Dipton and Leadgate
Prince Bishops 20, Prince Bishops 20A
Sunderland to Durham and Langley Park via East Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, Hall Lane Estate (20) or Rainton Bridge (20A), East Rainton, West Rainton, Belmont, Gilesgate, Durham, University Hospital of North Durham (20), Arnison Centre (20), Sacriston (20) and Witton Gilbert (20)
Angel 21, Angel N21
Newcastle to Durham and Brandon via Gateshead, Low Fell, Gateshead Angel, Birtley, Barley Mow, Chester-le-Street, Plawsworth, Arnison Centre, University Hospital of North Durham, Durham and Langley Moor
South Shields to Sunderland via Westoe, Harton Nook, Cleadon and Fulwell
Newcastle to Chester-le-Street via Gateshead, Low Fell, Allerdene, Harlow Green Estate, Wrekenton, Portobello and Barley Mow.
South Shields to Lukes Lane Estate via Chichester, South Tyneside Hospital, South Leam Estate, Kirkstone Avenue, Valley View, Jarrow, Hebburn and Monkton Lane Estate
Crusader 27
Newcastle to South Shields via Gateshead, Felling, Heworth, Pelaw, Monkton Lane Estate, Hebburn, Jarrow, Tyne Dock, Chichester and Westoe
28, 28B, 29
Newcastle to Chester-le-Street via Gateshead, Saltwell Road (29), Low Fell (28B & 29), Queen Elizabeth Hospital (28), Wrekenton (28), Kibblesworth (28B & 29), Birtley (28 & 28B), Ouston, Pelton, High Handenhold (28 & 29) or Newfield (28B), Beamish Museum, Grange Villa and Pelton Fell
Sunderland District Silver 33
Silksworth to Sunderland and Docks via Barnes Park
Waldridge to Ouston and Urpeth Grange via The Avenue, Waldridge Park Roundabout, Garden Farm Estate, Chester-le-Street, Pelaw Estate and Pelton
35, 35A
Boldon to Low Moorsley via Cotswolds Estate, Boldon ASDA, Town End Farm, Hylton Castle, Castletown, Hylton Riverside Retail Park, Southwick, Sunderland, Royal Hospital, Durham Road (35) or Silksworth (35A), East Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton Downs and Hetton-le-Hole
Sunderland District Graphite 39, Sunderland District Graphite 39A, Sunderland District Graphite 39B
Pennywell and Sunderland to Washington (39), Houghton-le-Spring (39A) or Doxford International (39B) via Royal Hospital, Sunderland, Grangetown, Ryhope, Esdale Estate (39A) or Tunstall Bank Estate (39B), Tunstall Village, Doxford Park, Doxford International, East Herrington (39), Herrington Burn (39), Shiney Row (39) and Biddick Woods Estate (39)
41, 41A 
Wallsend to Hadrian Park via Hadrian Lodge (41A), High Farm and Battle Hill
Red Kite Ranger 47
Newcastle to Consett via Metrocentre, Winlaton Mill, Rowlands Gill, Highfield, High Spen, Chopwell, Blackhall Mill, Ebchester, Shotley Bridge, Bridgehill and Consett Tesco
49, 49A
Gateshead to Winlaton via Bolam Street, Dunston, Metrocentre, Swalwell, Blaydon (49) or Shibdon Bank (49A) and Parkhead Estate (49A)
Durham to South Shields and Marsden Bay via University Hospital of North Durham, Arnison Centre, Waldridge, Chester-le-Street, Rickleton, Ayton, Lambton, Washington, Concord, Nissan, Boldon ASDA, Whiteleas Estate and Chichester
Gateshead to Gateshead circular via Carr Hill, Felling Square, Heworth, Leam Lane Estate, Springwell Estate, Wrekenton, Low Fell, Dryden Road and Shipcote
Gateshead to Gateshead circular via Shipcote, Dryden Road, Low Fell, Wrekenton, Springwell Estate, Leam Lane Estate, Heworth, Felling Square and Carr Hill
Newcastle to Saltwell Park circular via Quayside, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, Coatsworth Road, Saltwell Park, Bensham Road and Central Station
Newcastle to Saltwell Park circular via Central Station, Bensham Road, Saltwell Park, Coatsworth Road, Gateshead, Sage Gateshead and Quayside
Cityrider 56
Newcastle to Sunderland via Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wrekenton, Springwell Village, Donwell, Concord, Sulgrave, Nissan, Hylton Castle and Southwick
Newcastle to Wardley via Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Beacon Lough Estate, Whitehills Estate, Leam Lane Estate, Heworth and Ellen Wilkinson Estate
East Gateshead Rider 58, East Gateshead Rider X58
Newcastle to Heworth and Follingsby Amazon via Gateshead, Felling Square, Windy Nook, Whitehills Estate, Leam Lane Estate and Heworth
Drifter 60
Sunderland to Parkside via Grangetown, Ryhope, New Seaham, Seaham and Dawdon
East Durham Explorer 61, East Durham Explorer 61A
Sunderland to Murton and Peterlee via Ashbrooke (61A), Grangetown, Ryhope, New Seaham, Dalton Park, Murton, Easington Lane, South Hetton and Easington Village
Prince Bishops 65
Seaham to Durham via New Seaham, Dalton Park, Murton, Hetton-le-Hole, Low Moorsley, Low Pittington, Belmont and Gilesgate
Tynedale Links 74
Newcastle to Hexham via Cowgate, Westerhope, Callerton, Ponteland, Stamfordham, Matfen, Great Whittington and Oakwood
Country Ranger 78
Sunderland to Consett via Royal Hospital, Hastings Hill, Penshaw, Shiney Row, Bournmoor, Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, Pelton, Craghead, South Stanley, Stanley, Annfield Plain, Greencroft and Leadgate
Barnwell to Hall Lane Estate
via Shiney Row, Success, Newbottle, Burnside Estate and Houghton-le-Spring
Little Pinks 81
Sunderland and Washington to Gateshead via Hylton Riverside Park, Castletown, Waterview Park, Teal Farm, Barmston Court, Washington Village, Washington, Lambton, Ayton, Barley Mow, Portobello, Birtley, Eighton Banks, Wrekenton, Harlow Green, Allerdene and Low Fell
Little Pinks 82
Queen Elizabeth Hospital to Waterview Park via Wrekenton, Birtley, Barley Mow, Portobello, Barley Mow, Ayton, Lambton, Washington, Barmston Court and Teal Farm
Little Pinks 83
Washington to Waterview Park via Glebe, Washington Village, Barmston and Team Farm
Heworth to Chester-le-Street via Usworth, Concord, Washington, Biddick, Fatfield, Harraton, Rickleton and Barley Mow
Little Pinks 84
Coach Road Estate to Concord circular via Concord, Peel Retail Park, Barmston, Brady Square, Biddick, Washington, Oxclose, Blackfell, B&Q and Donwell
Little Pinks 85
Concord to Coach Road Estate circular via Donwell, B&Q, Blackfell, Oxclose, Washington, Biddick, Brady Square, Barmston, Peel Retail Park and Concord
West Chirton to Team Valley via Battle Hill, High Farm, Wallsend, Walker, Byker and Newcastle

Heworth to Team Valley via Leam Lane Estate, Springwell Estate, Wrekenton and Allerdene
Gateshead to Team Valley circular via Gateshead College, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead Stadium, Heworth, Felling Square, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Low Fell, Team Valley and Bensham Road
Gateshead to Team Valley circular via Bensham Road, Team Valley, Low Fell, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Felling Square, Heworth, Gateshead Stadium, Saltmeadows Road and Gateshead College
Gateshead to Metrocentre via Lobley Hill, Knightside Gardens and Dunston
Hylton Castle to Grangetown via Castletown, Hylton Retail Park, Pallion and Royal Hospital
Peterlee Purples 201
Peterlee to North West Industrial Estate and Bracken Hill
via Beverley Way
Peterlee Purples 206
Peterlee to Hutton Henry via Horden, Blackhall, Hesleden, Castle Eden, Wingate and Station Town
Peterlee Purples 208
Peterlee to Easington Village via Horden, Easington Colliery and Holme Hill Estate
Peterlee Purples 209
Peterlee to Horden circular via Crawford Avenue, Horden Hall Estate, Horden, Horden Rail Station, Alder Road and Thorntree Gill
Peterlee Purples 210
Peterlee to Horden circular via Thorntree Gill, Alder Road, Horden Rail Station, Horden, Horden Hall Estate and Crawford Avenue
Cobalt & Coast 307, Arriva 306
Newcastle to North Shields (306 / 307) and Whitley Bay (306) via Coast Road, High Farm (306), Battle Hill, Hadrian Park (307), Meadow Well (307), Billy Mill (306), North Shields, Tynemouth (306)
Cobalt & Coast 309, Arriva 308

Newcastle to Blyth via Coast Road, Silverlink (308), Cobalt Park (309), North Tyneside Hospital, Whitley Bay and Seaton Sluice
DFDS Ferry Terminal to Newcastle – Shuttle service to connect with DFDS Newcastle to Ijmuiden ferry.
North Tyne Rockets 335
Killingworth to Hadrian Park via West Moor, Quorum, Balliol Business Park, Longbenton, Four Lane Ends, Benton ASDA and Battle Hill
North Tyne Rockets 351
Newcastle to Whitley Bay via High Farm, Benton ASDA, Holystone Park, Holystone, West Allotment, Shiremoor, Earsdon, Red House Farm and Beaumont Park
North Tyne Rockets 352
Newcastle to Cramlington via Freeman Hospital, South Gosforth, Four Lane Ends, Quorum, Killingworth, Camperdown, Burradon, Annitsford and Dudley
North Tyne Rockets 353
North Shields to Cramlington via New York, Cobalt, Shiremoor, Backworth, Killingworth, Camperdown, Burradon, Annitsford and Dudley
North Tyne Rockets 354
Newcastle to North Shields via Gosforth, South Gosforth, Four Lane Ends, Quorum, Killingworth, Backworth, Shiremoor, Cobalt and New York
North Tyne Rockets 355
Newcastle to Forest Hall via South Gosforth, Longbenton and Benton
North Tyne Rockets 359
Killingworth to Whitley Bay via Backworth, Shiremoor, Murton Village and North Tyneside Hospital
Marden Estate to Tyneview Park and Benton Park View via Tynemouth, North Shields, Billy Mill, Willington Square and Wallsend
Houghton Kepier Medical Practice to Fence Houses via Houghton-le-Spring and Dairy Lane Estate
Wallsend to Freeman Hospital via Walkergate and Benfield Road
Metrocentre ASDA to Sunniside via IKEA, Metrocentre, Whickham and Fellside Park
Tynedale Links 680
Hexham to Bellingham via Acomb, Wall Village, Humshaugh and Wark
Tynedale Links 681
Alston to Birdoswald Roman Fort via Slaggyford, Halton Lea Gate, Lambley, Park Village, Haltwhistle, Greenhead and Gilsland
Tynedale Links 682
Hexham to West Woodburn via Acomb, Wall Village, Barrasford and Ridsdale
Tynedale Links 683
Hexham Town Service serving Aldi, Railway Station, Bus Station, East End, Wydon Park, Priestlands, Bus Station, East End, General Hospital, Bus Station, Railway Station and Aldi
Tynedale Links 684, Tynedale Links X85
Hexham to Newcastle via Beaufront, Corbridge, Ovington, Ovingham, Wylam, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Throckley, Denton Burn and Newcastle General Hospital
Tynedale Links 686
Prudhoe to Wylam via West Wylam and Crawcrook
Tynedale Links 687
Hexham to Newbrough via Queen Elizabeth High School, St Andrews Cemetery and Fourstones
Tynedale Links 688
Hexham to Allenheads via Low Gate, Langley, Catton, Allendale, Sinderhope and Sparty Lea
Tynedale Links 689
Hexham to Consett via Dilston, Slaley Hall, Whittonstall Village, Ebchester, Shotley Bridge and Blackhill
Sunderland Connect 700
Sunderland Connect serving Sunderland City Centre & The Bridges, Royal Hospital, City Campus, Stadium of Light, Aquatic Centre, National Glass Centre, St Peter’s Campus and Museum & Winter Gardens
Sunderland Connect 701
St Peter’s Campus to City Campus and Clanny House
Chester-le-Street Town Service serving Pelaw Bank and Hilda Park
Chester-le-Street Town Service serving The Avenue, Gibside and Waldridge Park
Chester-le-Street Town Service serving Park Road North and North Lodge
Chester-le-Street Town Service serving Pelton, Newfield and Pelton Fell
Stanley to Tyneview Park and Benton Park View via Tanfield Lea, Burnopfield, Sunniside, Whickham and Lobley Hill
Winlaton to Team Valley via Barlow, High Spen, Highfield, Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Sunniside, Whickham and Lobley Hill
Witherwack to Sunderland via Downhill, Town End Farm, Hylton Castle, Castletown, Pallion and Royal Hospital
Chester-le-Street to Team Valley via Barley Mow and Birtley
Sunderland to Team Valley via Southwick, Waterview Park, Concord and Washington
Team Valley to Stanhope Street via Metrocentre, Lemington, Denton Burn, West Road and Newcastle General Hospital
Sainsbury’s S2
Team Valley Sainsbury’s Shopper’s Service serving Harlow Green, Wrekenton, Springwell Estate, Whitehills Estate, Beacon Lough Estate, Sheriff Hill and Low Fell
NHS Staff Shuttle
RVI Hospital to Freeman Hospital