3 August - Transporter discount saver pass launched
Regular users of Teesside's iconic Transporter Bridge can look forward to cheaper crossings with the launch of a new discount scheme
Regular users of Teesside's iconic Transporter Bridge can look forward to cheaper crossings with the launch of a new discount scheme.
The Bridge Saver Pass is launched on Monday, August 6 and offers regular users a 10% saving compared with single trip prices.
The Pass is valid for 20 Transporter crossings and can be purchased from the Visitor Centre at £23.40 for car and motorbike users and £10.80 for pedestrians and cyclists.
The revised pricing structure at the Transporter, currently undergoing a major overhaul as part of a £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund award, has also seen single trip fares for pedestrians and cyclists reduced from 70p to 60p to encourage active travel across the bridge.
Single trip fare
Bridge Saver' cost (20 journeys)
'Bridge Saver' saving
Car (1 bay)
Councillor Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Transport, said: "We consulted the public on our pricing structure and both the Bridge Saver and reduced pedestrian and cyclist charges are a response to the feedback from users of this unique, time-saving crossing of the Tees.
"Users indicated that they would use the bridge more frequently if we introduced a discounted scheme and reduced charges for pedestrians and cyclists."
Claire Bell, who coordinates One Planet Living initiatives in Middlesbrough, said: "It is vital that we all work together to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
"Promoting walking and cycling has the added benefit of helping people to save money and be healthier.
"I hope that more commuters and visitors will use the iconic and historic Transporter Bridge with sustainable travel in mind."