Bus passengers can now shop til’ they drop with the introduction of a new express coach service by Stagecoach North East, which travels between Teesside and Hartlepool to Newcastle, via Dalton Park.
The local bus operator has launched its brand new X55 cross region express coach service from 20 May 2017, which will operate a return service every Saturday from Stockton, Greatham and Hartlepool to Dalton Park and Newcastle.
The coach service, which costs from £4.50 for a day return fare, will run up to three times every Saturday, and offers a wealth of shopping, entertainment and leisure opportunities at the outlet retail park in County Durham and Newcastle city centre.
Passengers can board the X55 coach services at various locations across the Tees Valley, including Hartlepool Marina and Hartlepool town centre, Billingham and Stockton. For further information and to download timetables, please visit https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/north-east/x55
Dalton Park Outlet Shopping and Leisure is delighted with the launch of the X55 service. Jerry Hatch, Centre Manager, Dalton Park, said: “After the successful launch of our leisure development last year we have received lots of feedback from our visitors wishing to visit Dalton Park from across the region using public transport. The new X55 express coach service from Stagecoach is a fantastic option for Saturday shoppers visiting from the North or South of the region.”
To celebrate the new X55 service, Dalton Park is giving away 25 return day tickets valid from Newcastle to Dalton Park. To enter, please complete the online form at www.dalton-park.co.uk/competitions/stagecoach-x55-launch/. The closing date is 12pm on 10 June 2017.
The Park hosts over 60 outlet shops ranging from home furnishings, sports and outdoor gear to luxury designer clothing, and includes stores such as Gap Outlet, M&S Outlet, Ernest Jones, Levis and Adidas. It also boasts a seven-screen cinema, as well as a range of cafes and restaurants and children’s play area.
Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: “After listening to our customers, we are delighted to launch this new speedy service to benefit passengers travelling between Tees Valley and Newcastle. The new X55 service represents a further investment from Stagecoach North East and demonstrates our commitment to delivering more choice, more value for money and more opportunities to travel, whether for business or pleasure.”