South West Durham Training Student Information

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Heading to South West Durham Training? Your student place allows you to travel for free on Arriva services within County Durham!

Arriva have teamed up with South West Durham Training to allow free college day travel on all Arriva services, in order to make the journey to and from campus as simple as possible.

Simply show your Campus ID card to the driver then sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. We offer a comprehensive network of services within County Durham, along with some dedicated college day only services and journeys designed to ensure as many students as possible can benefit.

You can see a map of where you can travel below.

Whilst the full Arriva County Durham network is available to use on college days, students should note that service 5/5A is the best placed service to connect into the South West Durham Training site as the bus passes by every 30 minutes during Monday to Friday daytimes and connects directly into Darlington, Shildon and Bishop Auckland.

Connections for students coming from other areas can be made in Newton Aycliffe Town Centre as required. Please download the Arriva UK Bus app to plan your journey.

Key points

Free travel is only permitted on Arriva services, operating within County Durham and Darlington on college days only. Free travel is available to all 16-18 year old students studying a FE course. 19 year old+ students can apply for transport funding. Visit Student Services at your campus for further information.

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