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first_imgMiddlesbrough-based Leven Valley Coaches, a subsidiary of Compass Royston and which operates a number of bus services on Teesside, has announced it is to cease operations on Friday (20 March), citing spiralling costs and reduced local authority support as the reasons.An announcement on the operator’s website says: “The decision to close the business and end services has been a very difficult one. The sad fact of the matter is that it has become increasingly uneconomic to run most of the services we provide.“Leven Valley is a small business, and we do not enjoy the benefits of size and scale that companies such as Arriva and Stagecoach have.”Local media reports suggest Leven Valley’s insurance premium has almost tripled to 154,000. All staff are expected to transfer to Compass Royston.It is understood that Arriva and Middlesbrough operator Stagecarriage – not to be confused with Stagecoach – have agreed to take on a number of Leven Valley’s services, but Stockton Council is working to secure the future of the other routes.last_img read more