An Arriva bus in Durham's market square

College Launches New Free Bus Offer For Students With Arriva

Tue, 2015-07-21 15:42

From this September, East Durham College students will now be able to use Arriva buses to get to college and home again completely free of charge.

The college has teamed up with the transport giant to offer all its students a free and convenient bus services across the north east.

Students will simply need to show their valid college ID badge to jump on any Arriva bus during term-time, Monday to Friday, up till 9pm.

So that will mean no hanging about after lessons waiting for a late afternoon college chartered bus to get home.

Arriva offers a comprehensive timetable for services around the region making all our college campuses in Peterlee and Durham easily accessible to students around the north east.

This offer is available to ALL East Durham College students – full or part time - regardless of age or household income.

Suzanne Duncan, principal at East Durham College, said: “It really is great to have this opportunity to offer our students free travel with Arriva throughout the north east.

“Having the option to use the Arriva bus services for free throughout the region will give students greater access from home to our campuses and back again throughout the day.”

To check details on Arriva’s routes, please log on to or or call their Customer Service team on 0344 800 44 11 (standard landline rate).

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In addition to the new free bus offer, East Durham College has also created a new Cash Rewards Scheme for all full time students, aged 16-18 on 31st August 2015, which could see them receive up to £360 (subject to household income), subject to attendance, excellent behaviour and assignment/homework completion. For more details, please click here: