Service Updates

On this page you can find information about the latest bus and rail services being introduced in the region, as well as disruptions to services and contact information about service providers.


Service Updates


New bus routes and service extensions

Commencing from 2nd April 2024, Wynyard to Stockton Services X40 and X41 will be operated by Stagecoach from 7am to 7pm
It will run via:

• Stockton High Street
• Billingham Green & Town Centre
• Wolviston Village
• Wynyard

In addition, the second service, RP1, will also commence on 2nd April 2024. This will also be operated by Stagecoach and will run between 6am and 8pm to serve Riverside Park with stops at:

• Middlesbrough Bus Station
• Riverside Park, Parcel Force
• Vulcan Street, PD Ports
• Middlesbrough College, Clock Tower
• The Halyard
• Middlesbrough Railway Station, Queens Square

Contract extensions have also been agreed for the below services until March 2025.

• Arriva Service 3 (Redcar).
• Services 3&4 (Darlington).
• Service 29 (Middlesbrough).
• Service 101 (Middlesbrough – Teesport). Part funded by Tesco.
• Services 17&18 (Darlington).
• Service 6/6A (Darlington & Stockton).

Please refer to the relevant operator’s website for the applicable timetables.

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 (


You may be aware that further rail industrial action is planned by ASLEF between Monday 6th May and Saturday 11th May.

On this occasion, in the Tees Valley, the action will affect CrossCountry, LNER, Northern and TransPennine Express services.

This briefing summarises the impact of the strikes on all services in the Tees Valley.

All up-to-date information is provided on the operator websites highlighted, which should be checked regularly for the very latest position.

CrossCountry (XC):

On Wednesday 8th May there will be no XC services operating in the Tees Valley/North East, or anywhere across XC’s entire network.


On Thursday 9th May at Darlington there will be a limited service of 9 LNER trains Northbound (1020,1222,1324,1422,1622,1726,1824,1925,2036) and 9 LNER trains Southbound (0703, 0802,0928,1028,1230,1329,1430,1632,1830) on the London KX<->Newcastle/Edinburgh route.

There will be no LNER service to/from Middlesbrough and Thornaby that day.


On Thursday 9th May there will be no Northern trains operating in the Tees Valley/North East, or anywhere across Northern’s entire network.

TransPennine Express (TPE):

On Thursday 9th May there will be no TPE trains operating in the Tees Valley/North East, or anywhere across TPE’s entire network.

Grand Central (GC):

GC services are not affected by this action so will operate as normal in the Tees Valley on these days.

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