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More Services To Have MAXimum Impact!

23 March 15

From April, we're launching another three services into our successful interurban MAX brand!

We're completing the upgrade of vehicles to MAX standard to operate on Services X2 & X12 in Durham and Services X1 and 75/76 in Darlington. At the same time, we're changing the service number of X2 and 75/76, to bring them into line with the recognisable brand.


In April, Service X1 between Darlington & Tow Law will see their service upgraded with brand new MAX spec vehicles, fitted with comfortable e-leather seats & free Wifi. They will also be branded in our recognisable and eye catching MAX livery.

A revised timetable in our MAX format is being produced and will be available closer to the time. Please see the link below for the current timetable.

From Monday 20th April, Service X2 between Durham & Newcastle will become Service X12, to reinforce the guaranteed connection available between the existing Service X12 that terminates in Durham from Middlesbrough. Buses will operate to the current timetable over the summer.

The vehicles are currently under refurbishment for this service, but we expect them to be all completed by the end of April. Again, we're refurbishing the double and single deckers that we currently use into our exciting MAX standard, which will make for even better journey comfort and facilities between Newcastle, Durham & Middlesbrough.

A revised printed timetable will be available shortly, incorporating this number change, but until then, you can view the timetable online by clicking the link below;