Monday 7th January 2019
Arriva North East Buses On Strike

Drivers are on strike at parts of Arriva North East this week in a dispute over pay.

Drivers from Arriva in Teesside, Durham & Darlington are on strike this week, everyday from Sunday 6th until Saturday 12th January 2019.

A significantly reduced service is operating and no service operated yesterday at all across these areas, with very limited emergency timetables in operation.

Arriva North East bus services in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland will run normally during this period, and are unaffected by the industrial action (except Service X12).

Ticket acceptance on other operators...

Stagecoach North East will accept all Arriva tickets in Teesside from weekly and upwards in all formats and also Middlesbrough College Student ID cards on their services that are along the line of or close to Arriva routes.

Northern Rail will accept travel on the services listed below for passengers holding valid Arriva day and season tickets, along with free travel for concessionary travellers (after 0930) and relevant college id cards for the duration of the industrial action.

Tickets can be presented on paper, on a smartcard or on the Arriva Bus mobile app. 

CrossCountry Trains have agreed to accept our 4-Weekly and Annual Saver tickets in paper or m-ticket format between Darlington – Durham – Newcastle for the duration of the strike.

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