This blog will attempt to document and discuss the bus routes of old in the county of Tyne & Wear from 1974 – onwards. Looking at old bus routes and timetables is a vital historical resource if one wants to assess how public transport usage and trends have changed, in this case, since the metropolitan county of Tyne & Wear was created.

Collectors of old bus timetables can buy such items on auction sites like ebay. However, I feel its a travesty not to share your own personal collection for everyone to peruse, enjoy or analyze. This is what I want to do with my collection which is the main purpose of this archive/blog.