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Travelling between Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton

PLEASE NOTE: a new X12 timetable will be in operation from Sunday 18th February 2018. This sees the reduction of two services and amendments to two early services on the journey between Middlesbrough and Durham City. A copy of the new timetable is available on the Arriva website.

A free inter-campus bus service, using the Arriva X12 bus service, is available for all students and staff travelling between Durham and Queen's Campus, Stockton. This is a half hourly service during the day time and an hourly service during the evening, Monday to Saturday with an hourly service on Sundays. Students and staff can travel free on the public Arriva X12 service during both term time and vacation periods and must show a valid camus ID card to the driver to gain FREE travel.

Free travel is available between Middlesbrough Bus Station to Harvard Aveune, Stockton and then onto Durham Bus Station - extended from Durham Bus Station to Aykley Heads, adjacent to Keenan House. A printable copy of the current timetable for 2017/18 can be found here. The bus service operates during both term time and vacation periods (please note a slightly reduced service operates during the vacation periods).

The X12 timetable bus stops used between Bowburn and Durham Bus Station are listed below:

  • Durham Bus Station
  • Milburngate (to Middlesbrough only)
  • Leazes Road, Milburngate Bridge
  • New Elvet, Three Tuns
  • St Oswalds Church
  • The New Inn
  • Science Site, Stockton Road (Palatine Centre)
  • Houghall College (for Maiden Castle)
  • High Shincliffe Station
  • Bowburn, Mary Terrace
  • Bowburn, Hare & Greyhound •Bowburn, The Cooperage
  • Coxhoe, Park Avenue,
  • Coxhoe, Church
  • Coxhoe, Red Lion

Free Travel also available on the Arriva 56, 57 & 57A Bus Services

To assist with travel between Coxhoe and Durham Bus Station, Arriva have kindly offered all staff and students free travel on their 56, 57 & 57A services throughout the day, Monday to Friday. Free travel is available at all bus stops along the routes onall 56, 57 & 57A services between Durham and Coxhoe, therefore, providing 6 buses per hour including the X12. Please see related links for access to the relevant timetables for these services.

Arriva App - Real Time Information

For up to date information about delays to Arriva services, please access the free Arriva App which show live data and locations of their buses.

Arriva Emergency Contact Number

If you encounter any problems, in particular with late night services, emergency contact may be made directly to Arriva using the following number to enquire about the situation: The Durham depot numbers are :

Up to 1700 – 0191 386 3397

After 1700 – 07788 145389

The above numbers are a direct line to the control room who will (in most circumstances) be able to see the location of a bus on a monitor. This is open until midnight each night. Should you forget/mislay the above number then you may contact the Holliday Security Office on 0191 334 0080 who will have these to hand.

If you experience any delays or problems or have any comments please contact the Sustainable Travel Plan Co-ordinator using the following email address or use the feedback form and any comments will be passed on to Arriva.

Bus Stop Locations

To view an on-line map showing all the bus stops in a given area, please click on this link. Hovering your mouse over any bus stop icon will bring up a list of buses which stop there.

Chester-le-Street centre map w/ bus stops.

Durham centre map w/ bus stops.

Middlesbrough centre map w/ bus stops.

Newcastle centre map (Eldon Square) w/ bus stops.

Sedgefield centre map w/ bus stops.

Stockton centre map w/ bus stops.

Please find a link to our Frequently Asked Questions page here.