Vintage bus running day

ENJOY THE ROUTES OF YESTERYEAR ON VINTAGE BUSES

Teeside travellers can step back in time and enjoy routes of yesteryear as part of an annual celebration of vintage buses.

The 16th annual Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day takes place on Sunday, April 24 from 10am-5pm with the main event at the Tees Transporter Bridge.

More than 20 vintage buses are expected to be in attendance, both local vehicles and others from across the country, dating from the 1950s to 1990s.

The buses will also be picking people up from Middlesbrough Bus Station and Stockton High Street at 10.45am and taking them to the Transporter Bridge.

At the Bridge visitors are welcome to admire the buses and then travel on them free of charge on routes around Teesside.

A special event for 2016 will be the marking of the 30th anniversary of the closure of the former trolleybus depot at South Bank.

Buses will leave from the Transporter to tour North Ormesby, Cargo Fleet, South Bank, Grangetown, Eston, Normanby and Teesville, sticking as closely as subsequent road developments allow, to the original trolleybus route.

Other routes will the former 0 service from Middlesbrough Bus Station to Stockton High Street via the Wilderness Road and the 47 service which is the same but which continued onto Yarm Town Hall.

Another will go over Newport Bridge and through ICI to Billingham, then past the Red Lion at Norton to Stockton High Street and the final route will be similar but through Billingham old town rather than the industrial area.

Inspectors will also be on hand at each main interchange point to explain what to expect on the next service.

The event is free and stalls with related memorabilia will also be sited at the Transporter Bridge. The Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day is part of Middlesbrough Local History Month, which officially throughout May.

For more information email details-500Group@ntlworld.com, call 01642 782796 or visit 500 Group on Facebook.

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