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Published 19th Apr 2012

The 500 Group’s former Middlesbrough Corporation No. 99, built in 1958,  crosses the Tees via the Transporter Bridge during the

Fans of bus travel down the ages have a unique opportunity to take a ride back in time at the weekend.

This year’s Vintage Bus Day takes place on Sunday, April 22, from 11am to 5pm, with a chance to travel on up to 19 vintage vehicles including a 1958 Middlesbrough Dennis.

The event, organised by the Teesside-based 500 Group, features five routes between the Transporter Bridge and Stockton High Street and Yarm, calling at Stand 13 in Middlesbrough Bus Station, and a vintage country bus tour into North Yorkshire.

Passengers travel free, with souvenir descriptive programmes with timetables available on the day for £4 from the Control Bus at the Transporter, where there will also be stalls selling transport memorabilia.

A new feature for 2012 will be two tours by vintage minibus of the various bridges across the Tees with a guide to the latest developments in the area.

Middlesbrough Deputy Mayor Councillor Dave Budd said: “The Vintage Bus Day showcases these magnificent vehicles in operation, and attracts enthusiasts from all over the UK.

“It’s just as interesting for local people for whom these buses were a part of daily life – Sunday promises to be a great day out for all the family and a fascinating trip down memory lane.”

More information

For more information, email or telephone 01642 782796.

Caption: The 500 Group’s former Middlesbrough Corporation No. 99, built in 1958,  crosses the Tees via the Transporter Bridge during the 2010 event.

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