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Durham University

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Information for Train Users

Durham University is easily accessible by train and the East Coast Main Line runs through the heart of Durham City. Train services which call at Durham Railway Station include the London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine, Northern and Cross Country trains. Please visit the relevant links on the right handside of this webpage for access to timetables and further information.

Access from the train station to various Univerity locations can be made by bus using the 40B service. This arrangement allows staff and students to use the service for £1 per single journey and £1.50 per return journey.

Staff who travel to the University by train are able to purchase an Annual Corporate Season Rail Ticket and get an interest free loan paid by back via easy monthly repayments from their salary, 12 weeks free travel and tickets can be used anytime, including weekends.

Northern - New Flexi Season Ticket

A Northern Flexi Season ticket will give you 8 days of travel in 28 days - any time between two stations - offering flexibility and savings. Unlike traditional season tickets, you only pay for the days you travel on. Perfect for anybody now working from home for a couple of days a week.

Are Flexi Seasons right for you?

From day tickets to season tickets, you've a great deal of choice when it comes to commuting by rail. Discover how much you could save by visiting the Northern website or watch Northern's information video.

Key Benefits
  • One ticket for 8 days of travel in 28 days
  • A saving vs Standard Anytime Day Returns
  • Unlimited all-day travel between two named stations
  • Buy in a single transaction to skip the queues at the station
  • 100% paperless - stored either as a mobile Barcode ticket or on a Smartcard