Talks on bus route plans
CHANGES could be coming to a number of Teesside bus routes in a bid to improve efficiency.
Bus operator Stagecoach wants members of the public to have their say on how the services can be improved.
Consultations will take place throughout the next two weeks across Middlesbrough, Billingham and Hartlepool.
There are a number of proposed changes to the timing and frequency of several routes, including services 34, 35 and 52.
Stagecoach believes the changes will reduce the impact of traffic on the bus services, as well as making them more reliable
Customers’ suggestions, feedback and other ideas can be submitted through the company’s website, and there will be five drop-in sessions over the coming week.
David Parker, head of commercial at Stagecoach North East, said: “Through the consultation process we can find out exactly what our customers want and enable our buses to better serve Teesside and Hartlepool.
“We are committed to improving reliability de- spite increasing pressures on the road through the build-up of traffic congestion and delays.
“We also want to develop our bus network so it can better meet the requirements of our customers, and taking on board their feedback allows us to directly respond to these demands.”
Posters and leaflets are on display on buses to promote the consultations, as well as regular messages on social media.
For more information about the proposed changes and to give feedback, visit www.stagecoachbus.com/teessideand- har tlepool- proposed-service-changes.
The consultation sessions will take place:
Today (Thursday, June 8) Noon to 4pm at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough
Friday, 2pm to 5pm at Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool
Monday, June 12, 2pm to 6pm at Billingham Community Centre, The Causeway, Billingham
Thursday, June 15, 12pm to 4pm at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough