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On Thursday 6 February, stakeholders gathered in Hartlepool to launch the new Tees Flex demand-responsive service, reports Jonathan Welch

Demand responsive transport services are in vogue at the minute, and quickly gaining popularity as a way of trying to tempt car drivers onto public transport, by providing a more flexible, ‘go anywhere’ service to areas which might not otherwise support a regular bus service. The latest DRT scheme to launch was unveiled at a special event at Hartlepool’s Museum of the Royal Navy at lunchtime on 6 February, with guests including stakeholders, politicians, local media and operator Stagecoach North East.

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