Public transport users in Bishop Auckland and Darlington could benefit from a new joint train and bus ticket. The ticket, which was launched last week, gives passengers unlimited all day travel on Northern rail services and Arriva buses between the two towns.
The new ticket comes at a crucial time for summer tourists with thousands expected to travel to the region to visit The Auckland Project and the annual Kynren festival – two of the biggest attractions in the North East.
Visitors will now be able to travel to Bishop Auckland by train and return to hotels in Darlington on later Arriva buses.
Helen, who is a strong advocate of integrated transport options, praises the introduction of this product following discussion with Northern Rail and Arriva Bus last year: “I have fought hard for better integration between our rail and bus networks to give people better access to Bishop Auckland. Now, with our public transport systems working better together, we’re going to see more people using our trains and busses to visit Bishop Auckland town centre and all it has to offer.”