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11 Nov 2016
The new Stagecoach 685 Cross Pennine timetable will go live on Monday 14th November 2016.
There are some great value fares too! A days unlimited travel from £9.70, unlimited travel for a week from only £27.30, and through buying on line you can travel for as little as £2.81 a day*. Returns, day, weekly tickets bought on Stagecoach operated Cross Pennine buses are valid on Arriva operated Cross Pennine buses, and vice-versa.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire said “Stagecoach and Arriva have listened carefully to what its customers want from the 685 service and in turn we believe we have now improved the journey and overall customer experience.
“The improvements are an example of how working in partnership with other bus operators and local authorities can deliver practical improvements for passengers. We hope to develop the offer for our customers in the future working in partnership with Arriva and local authorities.”
The new Hexham Bus Station will open on Wednesday 30th November 2016. Located at Loosing Hill, the new station will offer a major improvement in facilities for customers, including an enclosed waiting area, toilets and refreshments kiosk. The 685 will serve the new bus station, but continue to pick-up and drop-off at the stops on Priestpopple next to the current one.
*North West Megarider Gold Xtra bought online at www.stagecoachbus.com