Last updated 16 September 2017
Stagecoach on Teesside operate a PVR of
In addition to the regular stage carriage services, some additional infrequent services are operated; mainly works and evening contracts.
The PVR of 61 is covered by a network of 16 services across Stockton, Middlesbrough, Billingham and Norton, stretching from Lingfield Park and Stainton in the South to Elton Park in the West and Low Grange in the North. In addition, flagship Service 36 runs through to Hartlepool.
The Stagecoach on Teesside fleet comprises 73 vehicles. The total of 73 is made up of ten MAN ALX300 saloons, 62 Enviro300s (including integral and MAN enginged versions) and a single Plaxton Panther bodied Volvo B12B coach.
In addition, Teesside have two Driver Training Vehicles; Volvo B10M's 20121 & 20841.
All of the Teesside fleet carry Stagecoach corporate livery. Many of the Enviro300s carry distinctive contravision branding for The Zone Services 36, 37 & 38 (27166-81) and Dotty Services 52, 58, 59 & 61 (27241-54).
All of the Teesside fleet were delivered complete with Stagecoach corporate interior.
The Enviro300s and the Volvo B12B coach have scrolling orange Sentence Case digital destination displays while the MAN 18.220 A69s have yellow non-scrolling Sentence Case digital destination blinds.
Meet the Fleet
The ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220 single deck fleet has markedly reduced in recent years; now just ten remain, spread across two batches: 22016, 22018, 22019, 22061, 22062, 22063, 22064, 22065, 22066 and offically reserve but remaining in active service 22026
Teesside also operate 12 Enviro 300 bodied MAN 18.240 single decks: 24101, 24102, 24103, 24104, 24105, 24106, 24107, 24108, 24109, 24110, 24111 and 24112.
Five first generation integral Enviro 300s, new to Slatyford, are also operated: 27506, 27507, 27508, 27509 and 27510.
Teesside's newest vehicles are two batches of integral Enviro 300 single decks: 27157, 27158, 27159, 27160, 27161, 27162, 27163, 27164, 27165, 27166, 27167, 27168, 27169, 27170, 27171, 27172, 27173, 27174, 27175, 27176, 27177, 27178, 27179, 27180, 27181, 27238, 27239, 27240, 27241, 27242, 27243, 27244, 27245, 27246, 27247, 27248, 27249, 27250, 27251, 27252, 27253 and 27254. A further three integral Enviro 300s have recently transferred over from South Shields: 27723, 27724 and 27725.
A single Plaxton Pointer bodied Volvo B12B coach is also operated, exclusively for use on interurban express Service X55 to Newcastle: 54045.
Lingfield Park • Coulby Newham • Middlesbrough via
Parkway Centre, Newham Way, Marton Manor, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road and Longlands 12
Coulby Newham • Hemlington • Middlesbrough via
Acklam Rd and Linthorpe 13
Salters Lane • Stockton • Portrack • Middlesbrough • Hemlington via
Grangefield and Tollesby 14
Middlesbrough • Union Street • Trimdon Avenue, Baldoon
West Lane 34
Middlesbrough • Billingham • High Grange • Low Grange • Middlesbrough 34A
Middlesbrough • Billingham • High Grange • Low Grange • Middlesbrough 35
Stockton • Billingham • Wolviston Court via
Norton Grange 36
Hartlepool • Greatham • Billingham • Stockton • Middlesbrough 37
North Tees Hospital • Stockton • Middlesbrough 38
Norton Glebe • Stockton • Middlesbrough 39
Park End • North Ormesby • Middlesbrough 52
Owington Farm • Billingham • Stockton via
Low Grange, Billingham Stores and Norton 58
Stockton • Hardwick • University Hospital of North Tees via
Durham Road 59
Stockton High Street • Elm Tree • North Tees Hospital • Summerville Tesco
Average fleet age: 5.8 years
Spares on PVR: 15.9% (10/63)
Spares overall: 13.7% (10/73)
Lingfield Park • Coulby Newham • Middlesbrough
Parkway Centre, Newham Way, Marton Manor, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road and Longlands
Coulby Newham • Hemlington • Middlesbrough
Acklam Rd and Linthorpe
Salters Lane • Stockton • Portrack • Middlesbrough • Hemlington
Grangefield and Tollesby
14 Middlesbrough • Union Street • Trimdon Avenue, Baldoon Sands
Middlesbrough • Billingham • High Grange • Low Grange • Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough • Billingham • High Grange • Low Grange • Middlesbrough
Stockton • Billingham • Wolviston Court
Hartlepool • Greatham • Billingham • Stockton • Middlesbrough
North Tees Hospital • Stockton • Middlesbrough
Norton Glebe • Stockton • Middlesbrough
Park End • North Ormesby • Middlesbrough
Owington Farm • Billingham • Stockton
Low Grange, Billingham Stores and Norton
Stockton • Hardwick • University Hospital of North Tees
59 Stockton High Street • Elm Tree • North Tees Hospital • Summerville Tesco
Stockton • Fairfield • Elton Park • Fairfield • Stockton
Stockton • Greatham • Hartlepool • Dalton Park • Newcastle
Peak Vehicle Requirements
|10||4||Enviro300 & MAN 18.220||Operates Monday-Sunday daytime only|
|13||5||MAN 18.220||Operates Monday-Saturday daytime only|
|34||5||Enviro300||Operates Monday-Sunday daytime only|
Interworks with 52 & 58
|Enviro300||Operates Monday-Sunday daytime only|
|X55||1||Volvo B12B||Operates Saturday daytimes only|
NEW UPDATED Ilustrative vehicle allocation: click here to view the actual vehicle allocation from 2 September 2017.
It is not
possible to view all of the Teesside duties from any one location.
The best option is to split your time between Middlesbrough Bus Station
and the North end of Stockton High Street, which together are served by every vehicle in regular revenue service.
In Stockton either end of the High Street gives good opportunities for photographs, as do the stands outside of the Castlegate Centre.
Middlesbrough the layout of the town centre isn't great for photos, but the top of the bus
station is probably the best option. Alternatives are Linthorpe Road or Albert Road as buses head out of town.
on Teesside (and indeed Stagecoach North East) now have only one travelshop, on
Stockton High Street (Castlegate Centre, near Iceland).
This usually has full stocks of Stagecoach on Teesside timetables as well
as Stagecoach in Hartlepool service 1. In
Middlesbrough, a well stocked leaflet carousel is positioned outside of the former Stagecoach on Teesside travelshop in the Bus Station
(now an Arriva travelshop).
remember trespassing is illegal. Do not
enter any depot area without prior permission from Stagecoach.
All of what is described here can been seen from outside the perimeter fence.
on Teesside is based at
Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees
(between Church Road and Portrack Lane).
The depot is spacious and has extensive garage space. A few of the withdrawn members of the Stagecoach North East fleet can usually be found here.
to view an aerial map of the depot and surrounding area (external link to
There is only one entrance to the depot, on Portrack Lane.
main service fleet park up outside, with deckers along the main perimeter fence
and single decks generally in the centre area.
this area are the workshops; the doors are usually open but it is set too far back
to offer a good view of what's inside.
The shorter wall of the depot, furthest from the entrance, is generally where withdrawn stock, driver trainers and vehicles just entering/returning to service/awaiting attention park up.
Walking round the two accessible sides of the depot on Portrack Lane gives a pretty good idea of whats ready for service in there, but no further. A glimpse inside can be viewed by walking along Hill Street East, past the front of the Stagecoach on Teesside offices, but the depot is set back behind a parking area, so is not an especially good view.
to get there
from A19 (including Middlesbrough)
the exit signed A1046 Portrack & Haverton Hill.
At the roundabout turn towards Portrack Lane & Stockton Centre
(thats a right turn if coming from the North, a left turn if coming from
South). Follow Portrack Lane along
past ASDA over several sets of roundabouts and traffic lights.
There is a roundabout just before Church Road (the major road off the roundabout straight ahead) goes downhill; at this roundabout
take the third exit to stay on Portrack Lane. You will be
driving right past the depot on your left.
It is a residential area, so parking is not a problem.
Stockton Town Centre
Head north along the High Street towards Debenhams, and then head for Splash (right
turn off the High Street onto Church Road). Cross
Maritime Road, head left a little and turn right onto Portrack Lane.
The depot will be on your right, a short way along Portrack Lane.
From the Castlegate Centre Car Park, join the dual carriageway (A1035,
Riverside). Pass the Princess of
Wales Bridge on your right, and follow the road system round to the left onto Maritime Road. The road is one way at this point with four lanes, you want lane 2. Stay on Maritime Road (signed for the A177 & A139). After the junction with the A1046, pass National Tyres on your right and turn right at the next traffic lights, onto Portrack Lane (signed Task and St. Ann's Industrial Estate).
Continue along Portrack Lane and the depot will be on your right.
Stagecoach on Teesside Service 13 stops outside the depot travelling towards
Middlesbrough and Hemlington (from Salters Lane and Stockton Town Centre) and
travelling towards Stockton and Salters Lane (coming from Hemlington and