A North East MP has announced a highly-anticipated bus service will be returning to a North East town following a two-month absence.

Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, has confirmed the return of the Arriva Service 29 to Marton, following its withdrawal in July.

A spokesperson for Mr Clarke said directly liaised with both Arriva and the Tees Valley Combined Authority to ensure the transport link was reinstated.

The service will resume its pre-July schedule on Sunday (September 3) serving Marton and the Cypress Road route.

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Mr Clarke said he was pleased the service had been returned to the area and thanked those who expressed their concerns.

He said: "The voices of Marton residents have been heard. 

"The reinstatement of the Service 29 is not just about restoring a bus route, it's about ensuring our community remains connected and vibrant. 

"I'm pleased that, together with Arriva and the Tees Valley Combined Authority, we've been able to bring back this essential service.

"But most of all, thank you to everyone who voiced their concerns and made this change possible."

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Adding to this, Service 29's evening and Sunday services will be reinstated. 

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has offered financial support to Arriva for this service, with an agreement in place until at least March 30 next year.

Arriva has updated their website with the relevant changes, and a new timetable will be available from next week. Residents can find more here.