2019 Running Day

Our Running Day will see a number of vintage buses gathering at the Middlesbrough landing of the iconic Transporter Bridge (TS2 1PL) and operating free, timetabled services from there to various places around Teesside.

There will be a bus every 15 minutes between the Transporter, Middlesbrough Bus Station and Stockton High Street. Our Running Day services run like normal limited-stop buses. You can board without booking at the Transporter, the Bus Station (stand 15), Stockton High Street (Stand J) and, on a more limited basis also at Norton Green, Yarm Town Hall and Eston Square.

You do not have to travel the entire route and can also alight from the services at any of these points. You can also interchange between buses at any of these points which are common to the relevant routes, Services run from approximately 1100 until around 1700 and a program will be available on the day to help you plan your travelling.

We are sorry but the program is not available in advance. It is not printed until the night before so that it can be as up-to-date as possible (things will always happen on the day!).
It gives background information on the buses which have been entered and details of each of our free service routes and timetables, including which buses should be operating which individual journeys. The program costs £5 and will be available from the Control Bus parked across the front of the Transporter Bridge office house. It is for information only (although it does make a very nice souvenir!) and you do not have to buy one to travel.

Subject to demand, we also plan our usual two Countrybus tours to Great Ayton and Stokesley. These trips are also free, but seats are limited.
To avoid disappointment, please make an early visit to the Control Bus at the Transporter to reserve your seat if you wish to travel on either of
the tours.


Subject to the Transporter Bridge being available, one journey during the day will be carried across the bridge from Port Clarence to Middlesbrough.

Please be aware that nearly all of the buses running on the day are from the period before “Easy Access” buses became universal. Most are not wheelchair accessible and entry to them usually involves negotiating some steps. We will have “Inspectors” at the Transporter, the Bus Station and at Stockton High Street who will provide assistance, if that is needed.

Do come and join us and have a great day reliving bus travel of the past!

VehicleOperator/preserved statusType of vehicle Owner
JDC599Middlesbrough
Corporation
Dennis LolineTeesside
500
RDC106RCleveland TransitBristol VRTTeesside
500
E50TYGEast Ridings TravelLeyland Royal Tiger
Doyen
Julie
Aylward
HVH
472D
Huddersfield
Daimler
CVG6LX
Colin
Sidaway
B251
NVN
United Leyland
Olympian
Neil
Halliday
TWW
766F
West YorkshireBristol RELH ECW
Coach
Aire Valley
Transport
Group
TBCGeneration TravelTBCGeneration
Travel
YSV87SStrathtay ScottishLeyland Leopard
Alexander Y Type
Rob
Hughes
WRJ179Salford City TransportLeyland PD2
MetroCammel
Ian
McKnight
HHN
202
Durham District ServicesBristol L5G /ECWDavid

Slater
****Go North East X10 Wright StreetdeckGNE
*******Stagecarriage UnknownStage-
carriage
F644VPY
Volvo B10M
Vanhool Alizee
Joseph
Makepeace
AHN
541B
Darlington Corporation
Transport
Daimler CVG5/RoeAycliffe Bus
Preservation
Trust
LFT5XOK TravelLeyland Leopard
Supreme V Express
Tim Phillips
*******STATIC DISPLAYWILL NOT
OPERATE
***********
GBB
516K
Tyne and Wear PTE Leyland AtlanteanDavid
Warren
6249UPVentureLeyland Leopard
Y-Type
David
Herron
WBR246Sunderland CorporationAtkinson AlphaJohn Dyson
WKH
526X
East Yorkshire NBC RedBristol VR/ECWHull Bus
Restorers
NK03XJLStagecoach TeessideMAN 18.220LF
Alexander ALX300
Stage
coach
NK03
XJN
StagecoachMAN 18.220LF
Alexander ALX300
Stage
coach
NK03XJTStagecoach MAN 18.220LF
Alexander ALX300
Stage
coach
NK03
XJW
Stagecoach MAN 18.220LF
Alexander ALX300
Stage
coach
NK05
JXJ
Stagecoach TeessideAlexander Dennis Enviro
300
Stage
coach
NK64
FSF
ARRIVA NEVolvo B9TL, Wright Eclipse Gemini 2ARRIVA
NE
*****ARRIVA NETBCARRIVA
NE
YX19
OVT
East Yorkshire Motor ServicesEnviro 200/Alexander
Dennis *NEW LIVERY*
EYMS
GHN
189
UNITEDBristol K5GUNITED