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Durham University

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Annual Corporate Discounts for Durham University Employees using Arriva and Go North East Buses

In partnership with Go North East and Arriva, Durham University has signed up to their respective Annual Corporate Discount Schemes where huge savings can be made by staff purchasing Annual Corporate Season Tickets. Benefits of the schemes include;

  • Big savings on annual travel costs
  • Pay for annual season ticket by 12 monthly instalments taken direct from salary
  • Larger zones offered by Arriva (compared to those available to the general public)
  • The schemes can be joined at any time of the year for a period of 12 months (tickets must be renewed on an annual basis).

If a member of staff is a regular user of either Go North East or Arriva bus services, they can benefit from these arrangements by applying for an interest-free Annual Corporate Season Ticket Loan arranged through the University, and paying for it by 12 monthly instalments taken directly from salary. Please note that applications need to be submitted to Payroll by the 10th of the preceding month, as these must forwarded to Arriva and Go North East by the middle of that month at the latest, to allow enough time for tickets to be processed and start the following month.

So, for example, applications received by 10 January 2017, the Annual Season Ticket will start in February 2017.

Please note that seasons tickets must be renewed annually by completion of a new application form submitted to Payroll.

Please click on the following links for more information and FAQs;

Arriva Corporate Discount Annual Season Ticket Scheme

Go North East Corporate Discount Annual Season Ticket Scheme

Arriva Employer Travel Club - this scheme offers members of staff the option to pay by direct debit for smaller travel zones

Alternatively, please contact the Green Travel Team for more information; either email green.travel@durham.ac.uk or, by telephone on extn 42196.