Free transport for 16 to 18 year olds


All 16-18 year old learners may be issued a bus pass if they live over 1.5 miles away from the campus. Students aged 19+ at the start of your course will need to apply for funding for a travel pass at

We've worked together with Arriva for many years to make it easy for you to get here. If you're 16 -18 years old studying a full time course our pass will either be issued to you upon enrolment or within your first week at college.

Students who use Arriva Services will be issued with an Arriva Smartcard, you will need to tap this on the drivers ticket machine and travel will be granted.

Should you lose your travel card for Arriva or Weardale Travel, a £15 replacement fee will be charged and your original travel card will be cancelled.

Should you withdraw from your course, please return your travel card to the main reception.

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