A new rebranded travel centre, Valley Links Travel Hub, has been opened on the Team Valley in Gateshead, giving workers and employers up-do-date travel information and advice on how to get around more sustainably.

Valley Links, which used to be known as teamvalleylinks.com Community Interest Company, was officially opened by Councillor Neil Weatherley,  the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead, and will offer advice to workers based on the Team Valley on everything from car sharing to bus timetables.

The Valley Links Travel Hub is partly funded through Go Smarter to Work, a regional initiative that aims to reduce traffic congestion by getting people to think about other ways of commuting to work.  Reducing congestion helps businesses by reducing delivery times and the costs of missed deadlines and meetings.

A range of support is on offer at the rebranded travel hub, including travel planning for businesses, personalised journey planning for individuals, and discounted travel tickets for public transport.

Valley Links Programme Manager Diane Ward said: “We are a helpful, forward thinking and professional company, with friendly staff and we wanted our brand to reflect this.

“Anyone is welcome to call into the Travel Hub to seek help with their travel requirements. As part of our relaunch, we will soon be selling Go North East travel tickets as well as offering a range of activities and events for the community from our central location.

“We are also working with a growing number of employers on Team Valley to roll out the Go Smarter to Work programme to benefit all those who work, learn, shop or visit Team Valley.”

Opening of Valley Links Travel Hub

Diane Ward and Councillor Weatherley opening the new hub

Councillor Weatherley said: “Valley Links provides practical advice that can help workers make cheaper and greener travel choices. They are a real asset to the Team Valley and are making a difference to the North East economy by reducing car congestion and helping businesses grow.”

You can find out more about what Valley Links can do for your business by visiting their website.