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Hitachi Rail Europe

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Staff benefits:

  • Unlimited bus travel every month (Within chosen zone)
  • Free child travel (Up to 2 children @ weekends and Bank Holidays)
  • Ticket sent direct to your home each month
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Quick & easy to join

Ticket prices

Saver Zones
ETC monthly payment

Bishop Auckland Saver


Darlington Town Saver


Darlington District Saver


Durham City Saver


Durham City & Brandon Saver


Durham District Saver


Durham County Saver


Redcar Saver


Tees Valley Saver


Teesside Saver


Teesside & East Cleveland Saver


North East Regionwide



East Durham
ETC monthly payment

Sunderland and Seaham Saver


Peterlee Saver


Hartlepool Saver


East Durham All Zones Saver



Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
ETC monthly payment

Ashington Saver


Blyth Valley Saver


Tyne and Wear Saver


Morpeth Saver


Morpeth and Ashington Saver


Morpeth and Blyth Valley Saver


Ashington & Blyth Valley Saver


Blyth Valley & Tyne and Wear Saver


Tyne and Wear and Tyne Valley Saver



Routesaver tickets
ETC monthly payments

Cramlington Routesaver


X1 Routesaver  (Darlington - Crook)


X3/X4 Routesaver  (Middlesbrough – Redcar – Saltburn)


X12 Routesaver  (Durham – Newcastle)


Service 6 Routesaver  (Bishop Auckland – Durham)


Service 6 Routesaver PLUS  (Durham – West Auckland)


Coastliner Routesaver


Quorum/Killingworth Routesaver


Rothbury Routesaver


Morpeth Routesaver


Ticket to your mobile

If you choose to have your ETC ticket sent to your mobile please download the Arriva m-ticket APP (free). Just add your email and mobile number to the m-ticket APP profile for us to recognise your device.

Two children travel free

Free travel for up to two children at weekends and Bank Holidays when travelling with the ticket holder. Please note this applies to standard ticket holders only and excludes anyone who chooses to have their ticket via m-ticket.

Annual Saving

 Annual saving is based on the cost of buying an annual Full North East ticket through the Employer Travel Club compared to the equivalent annual price of purchasing 13 x 4 weekly Full North East tickets over 52 weeks at the original price.

Travel limited to the specified zone(s) of your ticket.




How the scheme works

It is a simple 2-step process to sign up to the Employer Travel Club:

STEP 1: Order your ticket online by choosing your zone and completing the direct debit information!

To purchase an annual ticket via Direct Debit, complete the online application form by clicking here - you will need your bank account details.

  • Payments are taken on the 1st or 15th of each month
  • For payments on the 1st, tickets are dispatched and commence on 10th of the month
  • Payments made on the 15th are dispatched and commence on 25th of each month
  • Please note that only one direct debit date may be available to select for payment at a time

If your preferred direct debit date is not showing as an option, please contact us and we will arrange it for you over the phone

STEP 2: Receive your monthly ticket in the post each month.

Need to contact us?

If you are experiencing any issue arranging your direct debit online email [email protected]

If you have any queries about which zone you need please email [email protected]