A private bus company is set to launch a new route for people in Cramlington.
Premier Bus & Coach Limited will start running a service next week that will link the villages to the new cinema and emergency care hospital when it opens next year.
Owner Steve Elliot says this will now give residents in the town more options of how to travel.
He said: “It means they do not have to walk to the main road to catch a bus.
“We will be going through Beacon Hill, Nelson Village, High Pit and east Cramlington, and people will be able to hail and ride at affordable prices.”
The service will be a direct link to local services and will have a 50p charge for under 14s.
The new service will launch on Monday, July 29.
For more information call (01670) 351111 or visit www.premierbus.co.uk