Arriva Rail North and Arriva Bus North East welcome today’s Budget announcement of significant investment for transport in the Tees Valley. 

Mike Paterson, Regional Director at Northern, said: "Following today’s statement by Mayor Ben Houchen, we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority as we work together to improve local transport."

"Today’s announcement marks an important step forward and will compliment the Northern’s ongoing transformation that will deliver more services, faster journeys and better trains by 2020."

Nick Knox, Managing Director of Arriva Bus North East added "This is great news for the Tees Valley region. We have a great history and an award winning partnership when it comes to working with the local authorities to provide a reliable and good value bus services throughout the region. We very much look forward to continuing this work”.