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In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.

Stagecoach encourages Sunderland community to make the most of restaurant week

20 Mar 2018

Stagecoach North East is encouraging people across Sunderland to make the most of the upcoming Restaurant Week and enjoy all that the city and its eating establishments have to offer.

Sunderland Restaurant Week - organised by the city’s Business Improvement District - takes place from Saturday 17 March until Sunday 25 March at bars, restaurants, cafes and bistros across the city and the local bus operator is keen to remind passengers about its low cost eveningrider ticket.

The special evening service allows customers to travel across Sunderland every evening for just £2 and is available from 7pm on all Stagecoach buses. The eveningrider service is also valid on the X24 service as far west as Hastings Hill and services E1, E2 and E6, as far as South Bents.

The value for money evening travel service will provides a perfect opportunity for residents in Sunderland to visit some of the city’s best eateries, where they can dine out for as little as £5, £10 or £15 each. More restaurants from beyond the city centre have signed up, including Seaburn, Roker and Washington.

Restaurants taking part include Bonded Warehouse and The Lambton Worm at Low Row, El Nido Mexicana at Frederick Street and Café Farah, The Engine Room and Boars Head at High Street West.

For further information, the full list of participants and to download vouchers for Sunderland Restaurant Week, visit

Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations at Sunderland BID, said: “We are delighted that Stagecoach North East is getting behind Restaurant Week, which is a fantastic opportunity for people not only to sample the city’s restaurants at bargain prices but to also save more money by travelling to and from the area on this special evening ticket.”

Steve Walker, Managing Director at Stagecoach North East, said: “This is an ideal chance for passengers to enjoy the atmosphere and great offers for Restaurant Week and we hope that as many people participate in this popular foodie event as possible and support the thriving restaurant scene. 

“Following the launch of the service last autumn, the eveningrider 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 for less within the local community.”