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Matt Vickers MP Unveils New Stagecoach Connections to Teesside Park

Three new bus routes are now connecting Hartlepool, Norton and Billingham to Teesside Park.

Stockton South MP, Matt Vickers, officially launched three updated Stagecoach bus routes this week which will now connect areas such as Hartlepool, Norton, Middlesbrough and Billingham to Teesside Park.

The expanded number 36, 37 and 38 bus routes will stop at three different locations at the centre for the first time.

Fares for the services are included in the Government’s Bus Fare Cap, meaning all single tickets will cost £2 or less*. Other ticket options include the Dayrider which allows a day’s unlimited travel for £5.20, as well as discounted annual rates for colleagues working at Teesside Park.

The bus services run up to every 10 minutes from Monday – Saturday, and every 15 minutes on Sunday, with three stops at the centre outside DFS, JD Sports and Currys.

Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton South said: “As a longtime supporter of Teesside Park, I know these affordable Stagecoach services are going to make a real difference for the hundreds of workers and shoppers that visit the Park every day. This is great news for the area and especially for the young people that Teesside Park supports into employment every year.”

Catherine Furlong, centre director at Teesside Park, said: “We’ve been working hard to secure better public transport links to Teesside Park and are absolutely thrilled to take the new Stagecoach services. These updated bus routes will help make Teesside Park more accessible and we know this will make a big difference to our visitors and staff.

“There is no better time to increase our connectivity with several new retail stores and food outlets set to open their doors in the coming months.

“It’s fantastic to welcome Stockon South MP Matt Vickers to Teesside Park for the launch and we look forward to working with Stagecoach to ensure the routes are a success.”

Steve Walker, Managing Director for Stagecoach North East, said: “Buses play a key role in connecting local communities to retail, leisure, jobs and opportunities. So we’re absolutely delighted to be introducing these frequent bus links to Teesside Park, delivering a step-change in accessibility to this popular and growing retail centre.”

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, added: “I’m delighted that Stagecoach has shown its commitment to providing good-quality bus services for the local area by extending three of its services to Teesside Park. These expanded services will go a long way in connecting shoppers to the brilliant retail and food and drink offering we have there, as well as making it easier for local people to get to work and back.”

Timetables for all three routes can be accessed on the Stagecoach website.

Ticket prices for the 36, 37, and 38 services are as follows:

  • Single fare: £2 maximum
  • 1-day Teesside Dayrider: £5.20
  • 1-day Teesside and Hartlepool Dayrider PLUS: £6.50
  • 7-day Teesside Megarider: £15.00
  • 7-day Teesside and Hartlepool Megarider PLUS: £19.00

For more information to help plan your trip, please visit www.teessideshopping.co.uk/bus

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