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Published 8th Feb 2012

Busses

The Tees, the Transporter, Middlesbrough’s rich industrial heritage – all possible sources of inspiration for the name of a new bus service.

Members of the public are being invited to put forward their suggestions for the route in the town’s burgeoning Riverside Business Park.

The proposed route - one of four transport packages aimed at creating economic growth and reducing carbon emissions across Middlesbrough - forms part of Middlesbrough Council’s submission to the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

If this external funding is secured for Middlesbrough, the service would improve accessibility between the town centre and Riverside Park, providing easier access to current and future employment opportunities.

It would build on two earlier successful projects – the Urban Bus Challenge and a Working Neighbourhoods Fund project that tackled the lack of accessibility to the business park from the town and funding for which was a victim of the current government’s cuts. The route would be similar to that of the former popular ‘Transporter’ bus.

The Council would also join forces with Middlesbrough College to extend the existing service serving the college and the Middlehaven area, currently subsidised by the college, with an extra loop added at morning and evening peak times for Riverside Park.

It’s hoped that it would lead to a reduction in congestion and carbon levels at peak times, as both bus and car users would be able to reach the Business Park via this connecting service from Middlesbrough Bus Station.

The Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid will be considered by Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Transport Councillor Nicky Walker at a meeting on Tuesday, February 14.

Cllr Walker said: “We’re always on the look-out for greener and more innovative and cost-effective transport solutions that fit in with Middlesbrough’s history as a front-runner on climate change issues.

“This innovative new bus service will help to reduce carbon emissions while at the same time helping people to access jobs and so drive economic growth.

“But we’d like suggestions for a name for the route from local people – something that captures the area’s historic legacy and points to a thriving future for jobs in Middlesbrough.”

Get involved

If you would like to put forward a name for the new bus route, send your suggestion by email to pr@middlesbrough.gov.uk. Entries must be received by noon on Thursday, February 16.

Useful links

The local transport plan 2011-2016

Middlesbrough College

Riverside Business Park



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