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Lumiere

Lumiere returns to Durham from Thursday 14th November until Sunday 17th November 2019 with a spectacular raft of installations and projections to illuminate buildings, streets and public spaces.

Local and international artists, lighting designers and community groups will breathe new light into the city with a breathtaking range of works.

This year's festival is going to be more popular than ever before, and Arriva has a range of services to get you there and home again. We will be running extra journeys and bigger buses on most of our routes in Durham, so there really is no better way to see Lumiere.

 

Service 6, from Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland and Cockfield

Normal timetables will apply during the daytime, with buses running up to every 12 minutes. There will be extra evening journeys from Durham to Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland on each day of the event. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 7, from Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington

Normal timetables will apply during the daytime, with buses running up to every 15 minutes. There will be extra evening journeys from Durham to Ferryhill, Chilton, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington on each day of the event. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 22, from Thornley, Wheatley Hill, Shotton, Peterlee and Sunderland

Normal timetables will apply during the daytime, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Thornley, Wheatley Hill, Shotton Colliery and Peterlee on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 24, from Sherburn Village, Haswell, Shotton, Peterlee and Hartlepool

Normal timetables will apply on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on the Sunday daytime, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Sherburn, Haswell, Shotton Colliery and Peterlee on the Sunday evening. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 43, from Broompark, Ushaw Moor and Esh Winning

Normal timetables will apply throughout the event, with buses running up to every 15 minutes. View timetable.

 

Service 48, from Bearpark, Ushaw Moor and New Brancepeth

Normal timetables will apply on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on the Sunday daytime, with buses running up to every 20 minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Bearpark, Ushaw Moor and New Brancepeth on the Sunday evening. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 49/49A, from Langley Moor and Brandon

Normal timetables will apply on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on the Sunday daytime, with buses running up to every ten minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Langley Moor and Brandon on the Sunday evening. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service 56/56A, from Coxhoe, Ferryhill Station, Ferryhill and Bishop Auckland

Normal timetables will apply throughout the event, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. View 56 timetable. View 56A timetable.

 

Service 57/57A, from Coxhoe, Kelloe, the Trimdons and Hartlepool

Normal timetables will apply throughout the event, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. View timetable.

 

Services 61 and 62, from North End, Arnison Centre and Brasside

Normal timetables will apply throughout the event, with buses running up to hourly. View 61 timetable. View 62 timetable.

 

Service 64, from Newton Hall, Arnison Centre, Gilesgate and Sherburn Village

Normal timetables will apply on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on the Sunday daytime, with buses running up to every ten minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Newton Hall and the Arnison Centre and from Durham to Gilesgate and Sherburn Village on the Sunday evening. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service X12, from Coxhoe, Sedgefield, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Chester-le-Street, Gateshead and Newcastle

Normal timetables will apply during the daytime, with buses running up to every 30 minutes. There will be extra journeys from Durham to Coxhoe, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. See our special Lumiere timetable for details.

 

Service X46, from Langley Moor, Willington and Crook

Normal timetables will apply throughout the event, with buses running up to every 15 minutes. Click here for details.

 

We also have some great value fares

Enjoy unlimited travel on all Arriva buses in Durham City from £4 for one day (or only £2 after 7pm). Alternatively, you can take the whole family (that’s up to two adults and three children) from £5 per day.

 

Where to catch your Bus in Durham during Lumiere

Several roads in Durham City Centre will be restricted or completely closed during the event, which means that some services will have revised routes and stopping arrangements.

A barrier will be in place along the centre of North Road (outside of the bus station) to give pedestrians safe access into the City Centre. This means that, throughout the event, services 61, 62 and 64 will use temporary stops outside of the Bethel Chapel on North Road. Buses will also omit the stops on Milburngate.

Claypath will be closed in both directions from 2pm on each day. From this time, service 64 will run via the A690 Leazes Road, omitting all of the stops on Claypath. However, buses will stop additionally on the A690 at Hild-Bede College. The last journeys on service 64 that will run via Claypath are as follows:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 1319 Arnison Centre to Musgrave Gardens (which serves North Road in Durham at 1338), 1332 Sherburn Village to Arnison Centre (which serves North Road in Durham at 1357)
  • Sunday – 1324 Arnison Centre to Sherburn Village (which serves North Road in Durham at 1341), 1311 Sherburn Village to Arnison Centre (which serves North Road in Durham at 1336)

 

The lower half of North Road and Milburngate will be completely closed from 2pm on each day. From this time, services 6, 22, 24, 56, 57, 57A, X12 and X24 will run via the A690, omitting the stops on Milburngate.

Normal routes and stopping arrangements will apply everywhere else. Buses that serve Durham Bus Station will continue to use their normal stands. We expect the Bus Station to be very busy, but staff will be on hand to help you plan your journey and find your bus.