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Durham Miners' Gala – Saturday 13 July

News   •   Jul 09, 2019 14:09 BST

Planning on attending Durham Miners' Gala this Saturday? Here's our handy travel guide.


Journey Planner

  • We run a wide range of frequent services to the heart of Durham City Centre from across the region, and planning your journey couldn't be easier – simply use our Journey Planner and you'll be on your way in no time at all.


Extra buses

  • We'll be running extra journeys on our 265 service between Murton and Durham. There will extra journeys from Murton at 9.20am, 10.20am, 11.20am, 12.20pm and 1.20pm to give more seats, and the same for return journeys from Durham Leazes Bowl at 5.18pm and 6.21pm.


Fares

  • Use our Fares Finder to see your single and return fares. You don't even have to worry about carrying change – you can pay for your bus ticket with contactless.
  • If you're travelling with the family, you can make a saving with our Family Day Ticket – only £10 on the Go North East app or from the driver on the bus. The ticket covers up to two adults and three children under 16. Minimum of one adult and one child, which must be of fare paying age – 5-year-old and above.


Roadworks closures and diversions

There will be a number of road closures between 6am and 8pm. North Road, Millburngate, Market Place, Claypath, Elvet and Old Elvet will all be closed at these times with buses diverting as follows:

  • Services 13 and 14 will, between 6am and 10am and also between 3pm and 8pm, run into Durham via Framwellgate Peth, Millburngate roundabout and Castle Chare, using Stand A in Durham Bus Station and departing via North Road, Castle Chare, Millburngate roundabout and Framwellgate Peth towards County Hall. Between 10am and 3pm, services 13 and 14 will be able to run via North Road from County Hall into Durham Bus Station and back to County Hall.
  • Services 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 21, X22, 50 and 50A will, between 6am and 10am and also between 3pm and 8pm, run into Durham via Framwellgate Peth, Millburngate roundabout and Castle Chare to Durham Bus Station, departing via North Road, Castle Chare, Millburngate roundabout and Framwellgate Peth towards County Hall. Between 10am and 3pm, services 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 21, X22, 50 and 50A will be able to run via North Road from County Hall into Durham Bus Station and back to County Hall.
  • Services 40 & 40A will NOT run at all on this date.
  • Service X21 from Newcastle will, between 6am and 10am and also between 3pm and 8pm, run into Durham via Framwellgate Peth, Millburngate roundabout and Castle Chare to Durham Bus Station, departing for Bishop Auckland via North Road, Crossgate Peth and Nevilles Cross. Service X21 from Newcastle will, between 10am and 3pm, be able to run via North Road from County Hall into Durham Bus Station.
  • Service X21 from Bishop Auckland will, between 6am and 10am and also between 3pm and 8pm, run into Durham via Nevilles Cross and Crossgate Peth to Durham Bus Station, then via North Road, Castle Chare, Millburngate roundabout and Framwellgate Peth towards County Hall. Service X21 from Bishop Auckland will, between 10am and 3pm be able to run from Durham Bus Station via North Road to County Hall and normal route.
  • Service X21 will, after 8pm, revert to normal evening route via Elvet and New Inn.
  • Services 204, 204A, 208 and 265 will not be able to serve Claypath in either direction diverting via the 20 and X20 route on Leazes Road & Leazes Bowl, serving stops at Leazes Bowl/Millburngate Bridge, with all services departing from Durham Bus Station left to North Road, right to Castle Chare and ahead to Millburngate Bridge.

Please use Bus Station or County Hall stops for 13, 14, 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 21, X21, X22 or 50, or Bus Station and Leazes Bowl for 20, X20, 204, 204A, 208 and 265.