NEWS UPDATE – COVID-19 IMPACT 26/04/2021
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak across the World, The Teesside 500 Group continues to take the necessary steps to protect our members and public alike. We are currently holding online monthly meetings using the Google Meet platform. As such, our visits to rallies currently remain suspended until further notice – in line with government guidelines.
We will have regular updates on our website and will still produce our newsletter to it’s regular schedule.
We are still welcoming new members, please e-mail us for further details.
The Teesside 500 Group was formed in 1988 for people interested in the buses and operations of Cleveland Transit and its predecessors. We own seven vehicles that are native to the area, you will find a little bit more about these vehicles in our vehicles section including some photographs. Before the Covid pandemic, we held regular meetings on the last Tuesday in every month at the Malleable Club, 345 Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees, these meetings started at 7:30 p.m.
The meetings at the Malleable Club and now our on-line meetings, involve slide shows, videos and talks covering a variety of transport subjects from the early days to the current times and we sometimes have summer evening trips out on a preserved bus, either our own or a guest vehicle. We regularly attend local bus rallies and other events including some community events organised by the local authorities.
It is the Group’s policy that all operational buses have MoT certification, whether exempt or not.