We have fantastic travel packages for all full-time students at TTE.
Travelling to TTE
We‘ve teamed up with the area’s biggest bus and train operators to offer full-time students FREE* bus travel and REIMBURSED train travel to and from TTE.
FREE* bus travel
We offer free* bus travel to full-time students across the Tees Valley on Stagecoach and Arriva North East bus routes. You can plan your journey to and from TTE in Southbank at Connect Tees Valley or alternatively pick up a timetable from Student Welfare at TTE.
Compass Royston – MC Mover
Students are able to access a free shuttle bus, the MC Mover, from outside the BBC Building on Newport Road to and from TTE. Timetables are available from Student Welfare. This service runs weekdays during term time only.
Free* weekday travel up to 9pm effective from Monday 4th September 2023 until Friday 28 June 2024 inclusive, on the Stagecoach North East while services are in operation. You can travel on weekends and holidays (not including the Summer holidays) at a reduced fare of £1 per journey when you show your ID card.
Arriva North East
Free* weekday travel up to 9pm effective from Monday 4th September 2023 until Friday 28 June 2024 inclusive. This will cover the Teesside and East Cleveland area only. You can travel on weekends and holidays (not including the Summer holidays) at a reduced fare of £1 per journey when you show your ID card.
*Please note, there is a £5 administration fee if you travel by bus for your travel sticker and this is payable each term
**subject to change
Reimbursed Train Travel
Students may find that rail is the perfect way of getting to TTE in Southbank each day. The closest station to TTE is South Bank Station, which is just a 10 minute walk away.
In order to take advantage of free train travel, you will be expected to purchase a 16-17 Saver Card which costs just £30 per year and will save you 50% off your train fare. Middlesbrough College will then reimburse the remaining 50% of your train fare when travelling from one of the named stations below – irrespective of your home postcode.
Stations include: Darlington North Road, Darlington Bank Top, Dinsdale, Allens West, Eaglescliffe, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Seaham, Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm, Thornaby and Stockton.
With the 16-17 Saver Card you will be able to travel across the National Rail network, except on ScotRail and the Caledonian Sleeper, so you will be able to use it on weekends and TTE holidays to go on shopping trips, days out or to go to Festivals.
Visit www.16-17saver.co.uk to apply for your Saver Card today.
If you are 18+, then please bring your normal fare ticket to Student Welfare at TTE for this to be reimbursed. There will also be a £5 administration fee if you are 18 and travel by train for your travel sticker and this is payable each term.
For further information on eligibility and the process of refunds, contact Nicola Jones at TTE who will be happy to help.
If you want to travel and get fit, TTE provide ssecure cycle parking facilities.
Our on-site car park is free for students to use and provides plenty of spaces.
During enrolment, each student will be given an induction ID which will act as a travel pass.
This pass will last until November. Following this, students will be given a sticker to apply to the card with ‘term 1’. In January the following year, learners will also be provided with a further ‘term 2’ sticker. In April, learners will also be provided with a further ‘term 3’ sticker.
*Please note, there is a £5 administration fee if you travel by bus for your travel sticker and this is payable each term.
Losing your card
It’s important for students to have their ID on them at all times, however, should learners misplace the card, we offer a replacement service. We ask our students to act sensibly on their travels. Anyone involved in causing disruption or concern on the above transport routes may have their card confiscated.
Card replacement cost:
- 1st replacement –Free
- 2nd replacement –£1
- 3rd replacement –£2
- 4th replacement –£5