Stagecoach North East
|Service area||Tees Valley
Tyne and Wear
|Service type||Bus services|
|Fleet||475 (April 2013)|
Stagecoach North East is a bus operator of providing services in North East England. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach. The company is made up of two formerly municipal operations; Busways Travel Services and Cleveland Transit.
Busways Travel Services
Stagecoach's first presence in the North East of England came with the purchase of Busways Travel Services in July 1994 from its employees and management shareholders. Busways Travel Services Limited is now a holding company for Stagecoach North East's operations in Newcastle, South Shields and Sunderland, the three locations in which Busways operated.
Stagecoach in Newcastle
Stagecoach in South Shields
Stagecoach is the largest operator of local services in South Shields. Stagecoach in South Shields operates mostly local services within South Shields, however services linking the town to Gateshead, Jarrow, Newcastle and Sunderland are also operated. Stagecoach in South Shields is the eventual successor to South Shields Corporation Transport.
Stagecoach in Sunderland
Sunderland operates a large network of local services in the city. Sunderland’s operations are confined to the city’s boundaries. Services E1, E2 and E6, which operates out of the city to South Shields are operated by Stagecoach in South Shields.
Stagecoach purchased Cleveland Transit in September 1994. Cleveland Transit also owned Kingston upon Hull City Transport, now part of Stagecoach East Midlands. Darlington Transport Company refused to sell to Stagecoach, so was run off the road. In December 1994 Hartlepool Transport was purchased by Stagecoach. The Stagecoach Darlington company was sold to Arriva North East in 2007.
Stagecoach in Hartlepool
Stagecoach on Teesside
Stagecoach on Teesside operate a number of local services in the Middlesbrough and Stockton areas, as well as route 36 to Hartlepool.
Stagecoach in Darlington
After its purchase by Stagecoach, Busways became a key participant in the Darlington Bus War, with the establishment of Stagecoach in Darlington. In 1995 Stagecoach in Darlington passed from Busways to Cleveland Transit.
In August 2007 the Darlington depot was sold to Arriva North East with 28 Dennis Darts. Arriva North East's Darlington depot was closed with operations consolidated at the former Stagecoach depot.
As at April 2013 the fleet consisted of 475 buses and coaches.
Stagecoach North East operate six depots.
- Companies House extract company no 2295227 Busways Travel Services Limited
- "South Shields Bus Guide" (PDF). Stagecoach. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Sunderland bus map" (PDF). Stagecoach. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Companies House extract company no 2546698 Cleveland Transit Limited
- Companies House extract company no 2003023 Darlington Transport Company Limited
- Cleveland Transit Ltd The 500 Group
- "Hartlepool Bus Guide" (PDF). Stagecoach Bus. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Teesside Bus Guide" (PDF). Stagecoach. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- Cheaper travel for passengers as Arriva takes over Stagecoach's Darlington services Arriva 9 May 2007
- OFT grants Arriva clearance to take over Stagecoach's Darlington operations Arriva 23 August 2007
- Watchdog clears bus routes sale BBC News 23 August 2007
- Stagecoach North East Annual Report May 2012 - April 2013 Stagecoach North East