Tees Valley reportedly ceases trading

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Tees Valley Coach Travel were contracted to provide transport for fans and teams for Middlesbrough FC away games
Tees Valley Coach Travel were contracted to provide transport for fans and teams for Middlesbrough FC away games

Tees Valley Coach Travel was reported to have ceased trading by the Evening Gazette.

Tees Valley operated a number of other services across Teesside which ceased on December 21, including the 87/87A/87B from Billingham to Longnewton. This route has now been taken over by Tees Valley Stagecarriage.

The firm was contracted to take Middlesbrough Football Club’s first team, reserves and youth squads to away matches. The company, which also provided transport for the official supporters club, had various contracts around the Teesside region, including for school buses and excursions.

A statement on the website Connect Tees Valley read: “Tees Valley Coach Travel has ceased trading. Therefore, all services currently operated by this company will not run after today (December 21).”

Tees Valley Coach Travel’s website states there are problems with its phonelines and emails, but insists: “We are committed to providing a service and despite what rumours are circulating we are still very much able to continue.”

The firm was based at Eaglescliffe Logistics Centre on Durham Road, however according to its website it had recently moved premises to Skippers Lane Industrial Estate.

The site says the firm launched in 2005 with a few thousand pounds and one coach, but had expanded to 27 buses and coaches.