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Latest Classic Coaches News
NatEx Coach

More new arrivals at Classic

Two brand new coaches arrive for the prestige National Express operation.
New long coach for touring

New longer coaches for Classic

Three brand new Scanias roll off the production line straight onto the summer season.
NatEx Coach

New services for Washington Depot

Prestige People Carrier, National Express, award three routes to Classic, staff transfer from Arriva in Newcastle.
Roman Charioteer

UK Bus Awards for the AD122.

Roman Wall heritage service run by Classic in collaboration with the Roman Wall Trust wins the Bus in the Countryside Award.

NEW 79 SEATER VAN HOOL ASTROBEL Full spec, wheelchair accessible coach added to the fleet

Classic has recently added a new double decker to it's fleet. This stunning vehicle which cost in excess of 330,000 is built to full 'Disability Discrimination Act' specification.
Ladies on the tiles

GIRLS OUT ON THE TOWN Classic girls paint the toon red

Holiday Supremo, Jeanette Shipley, celebrates her birthday (guess which one) in style, with a flurry of fancy femininity.
Seatbelts Logo

SAFETY NEWS Classic obeys new rules

From September 2006 passengers must belt up!
New rules say that if there is a belt provided on the coach then the passenger must wear it.
Brighton Trophy

Classic triumph in the Brighton Coach Rally

Classic take a Best of Class Trophy in the 52nd Brighton UK Coach Rally
A Roman Chariotier

ROUTE NEWS New Hadrian's Wall route

In collaboration with Northumbria County Council, Hadrian's Wall Tourism Partnership, and ONE North East, Classic is operating the Hadrian's Wall Tourist bus
The Saviour Bus

EXPRESS NEWS Minibus that went to save passengers

Classic rescues passengers that fall victim to a mistake.
People Having Fun at the Launch Party

BROCHURE NEWS Classic Brochure 2006 is launched in the Adelphi Liverpool Hotel

Classic hold an exclusive Mystery Weekend for our luxury travel club members to celebrate the launch of our new brochure.
The Match coach outside Gateshead Hilton

MEDIA NEWS The celebs travel in Classic style

Classic transports Sky One's THE MATCH
See here for Sky One information.
New Scania PB coach

TEAM COACH NEWS New Team Coach for NUFC and SAFC

Top of the range special Scania arrives at Classic. Go here to see its photo gallery.
Our Driver Stan Griffiths is prepared for the school trip

SCHOOL NEWS Good Safe Conduct On Our Buses

Classic get involved in a Durham LEA scheme to promote good and safe conduct from pupils travelling on our school services.
Classic School Bus

SCHOOL NEWS New School Buses

The new Classic School Buses will soon become an established transport for the school children of our region.
Book Online

EXPRESS NEWS Online Booking

Get your Express tickets from the comfort of your armchair with Classic's new online booking system.
Bus And Coach Buyer


Bus and Coach Buyer March edition shows off Classic in a major illustrated feature.
More Low Floor Busses For Classic

BUS NEWS More Low Floor

Classic's latest "Nice 'n' Easy" low floor bus now runs in Gateshead, around the busy Heworth Metro Interchange
Easy Wheelchair Access

COACH NEWS Access improves

Ahead of National Transport Policy, Classic has taken delivery of the first of its wheelchair accessible coaches. Find out more about how you can use this already most popular addition to the fleet.
New Sage Service

SAGE NEWS More concert buses

The Service 60 Gateshead Metro Interchange to Baltic and Sage Gateshead just got better with the introduction of a faster more frequent evening buses for concert goers.
New Scania Coaches

VEHICLE NEWS More new luxury coaches

Classic has just taken delivery of five new Scania Berkhof air conditioned luxury coaches, one with disabled access. See more on these high spec high capacity coaches for 2005.
Washington Depot

DEPOT NEWS Extra garage for Classic

Creating an improved environment for staff and space for many more buses, Classic has splashed out on this additional state of the art bus garage.
From The Quays to The Sage Gateshead

SERVICE NEWS Prestige contract

In the run up to the unveiling of the Newcastle and Gateshead Transit System Classic will operate the shuttle bus on Gateshead Quays from the opening date of The Sage Gateshead.
Classic unloads at The Sage

SAGE NEWS Civic staff sample Sage

Preparing for its December offical opening The Sage had a preopen gathering for Civic Centre staff and guests.
One of Classic's Low Floor Buses

MORE LOWFLOOR BUSES New arrivals boost bus fleet

November sees the introduction of more low floor buses on Classic routes. This continues the policy of passenger friendly vehicles where possible and economically viable.
Classic's Match Coach


Sky One's "The Match" chose Classic for high profile transport. TV celebrities were pitched against former pro footballers.
New Coaches for Classic

2005 COACHES More new coaches

Five new luxury 55-seater coaches due for January arrival.
Darlington Football

QUAKERS NEWS Darlington signs Classic player.

Darlington FC have decided to become one of Classic's growing number of football teams to use our coaches for away fixtures.
Hourmont Total Ski

SKI NEWS Classic goes Alpine.

Classic has teamed up with Swiss holiday operator Hourmont Total Ski for UK airport transfers.
Hartlepool Football

TEAM NEWS Harlepool Classic Contract

For the next two years, Classic will transport the team and supporters to away fixtures.
The Back Page

BACKPAGE NEWS NUFC fan transport

The official Newcastle United shop, St. Andrew's Street (Darn Crook), has joined with Classic to provide supporters' competitive away match transport at reasonable prices.
Miscellaneous Vehicles

MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLES Putting drivers in their place

As well as the many service buses and 70+ coach fleet Classic also runs some vehicles used solely for staff transport.
Classic Engineering

MOBILE WORKSHOP Improved support for fleet.

Classic always has the right tool for the job with this Engineering vehicle.