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Bus Updates

On 4 October, the Prime Minister announced that the £2 bus fare cap will be extended to 31 December 2024. This means that passengers will pay a maximum amount of £2 for a single ticket on all eligible routes.

Tees Valley Operators participating in the scheme include –

– Arriva
– Stagecoach
– Go North East
– Coatham Coaches
– Weardale Motor Services

For more information on eligible services, please visit – £2 bus fare cap – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Bus Operator: Arriva

Arriva North East (and the rest of Arriva Group) has been sold by Deutsche Bahn AG to I Squared Capital, a Miami-based investment firm. The transaction is expected to complete in 2024.
We will continue to work closely with Arriva as things progress to ensure the best service for passengers.

For more details please visit – Deutsche Bahn signs agreement to sell Arriva Group to I Squared


Rail Updates

Northern Rail

On Friday 1st March there will be no Northern trains operating in the Tees Valley/North East, or anywhere across Northern’s entire network.

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/strikes


TransPennine Express (TPE)

On Wednesday 31st January there will be no TPE trains operating in the Tees Valley/NE, or anywhere across the entire TPE network.

https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/strike-action

NB: Apart from Northern, which is affected by strike action on the same day, other operators in the Tees Valley plan to run a normal service on 31st January.

In addition, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, due to engineering works buses will replace TPE services between York and Newcastle.  This affects TPE services via Darlington, but TPE services to/from Teesside will operate normally that weekend.


LNER

On Friday 1st March at Darlington there will be a limited service of 8 LNER trains Northbound (1020,1222,1422,1622,1723,1824,1926,2036) and 8 LNER trains Southbound (0802,0928,1028,1230,1329,1430,1632,1830) on the London KX<->Newcastle/Edinburgh route.

The LNER service between Middlesbrough/Thornaby and London KX will not run in either direction that day.

https://www.lner.co.uk/travel-information/Industrial-action/


CrossCountry (XC)

On Monday 5th February there will be no XC services operating at Darlington, or anywhere across the entire XC network.

https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/travel-updates-information/changes-to-train-times/industrial-action

NB: Other operators in the Tees Valley plan to run a normal service on 5th February.

In addition, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February, due to engineering works buses will replace XC services between York and Newcastle.


Grand Central (GC)

GC services are not directly affected by this strike action.

Therefore, during this period of industrial action, GC services are planned to operate as normal to/from Hartlepool and Eaglescliffe.

https://www.grandcentralrail.com/strike


 

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