New Service 16 for Teesside Park

From 28 January 2024

A new bus service connecting a major retail park in Stockton on Tees will launch this Sunday (January 28, 2024).

The Arriva route 16 will serve Teesside Park, seven days a week.

It will connect people who live in Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby to the heart of Teesside Park and will run up to every 30 minutes.

The route has been planned over the last 12 months and was put together following Arriva customer feedback and through collaboration with the owners of the retail park.

Richard McGowan, Arriva North East’s head of commercial said: “Teesside Park is a major retail and leisure park in the Tees Valley, which is popular and is growing.

“We’ve spent a lot of time developing and planning the 16 service, using data about how many people visit the park and direct feedback from our customers.

“We’re excited to launch it and we hope our customers find it convenient too. We’re confident we’ve done the right thing for our passengers and the right thing for our network.

“We could not have made this happen without the great partnership working we’ve done with Teesside Park, so they’ve helped us massively in developing this key route.”

Catherine Furlong, Centre Director at Teesside Park, said: “We’ve been working hard to secure better public transport links to Teesside Park and know the increased service will make a massive difference to the residents of Ingleby Barwick and Thornaby.

“It’s fantastic to work in partnership with Arriva to introduce the new service. It is now easier than ever to get to Teesside Park and we look forward to welcoming new visitors who may have previously found it more difficult to access the centre, especially at a time when we’ve got so many exciting changes underway.”

Further information about the Arriva 16 route is available here: Changes to services in Tees Valley and surrounding areas

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