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Taxibus services


Across the county there are various taxibus services which provide affordable travel at times of day when it is not possible to offer a regular bus service. These include services for shift workers and some local routes linking villages and towns.

Who is the taxibus service for and how does it work?

Taxibuses operate at set times with no restrictions on who can use them. Sometimes journeys have to be pre-booked and if there are no bookings, the service won't run. If other passengers are making a similar journey to you then you will share the taxi.

Please see the individual services below for more details about the journey routes and times and how to book them.

Shift workers services

Journeys must be booked in advance with the operator.

Shift workers' taxibus services from industrial estates
ServiceArrivingTravelling viaOperator
213 - Peterlee taxibus servicePeterlee industrial estatesFishburn, Trimdon, Deaf Hill, WingateFerryhill Village Travel - 01740 651 991
214 - Peterlee taxibus servicePeterlee industrial estatesEasington Lane, Haswell, Ludworth, Thornley, Wheatley Hill, Shotton CollieryTony's Taxis - 0191 587 2624
Spennymoor taxibus serviceSpennymoor industrial estatesCrook, Willington, Merrington Lane, Green Lane Industrial EstatesAABAT Taxis - 01388 607 607
South Derwentside taxibus serviceConsett and Stanley industrial estatesLangley Park, Esh, Quebec, Esh Winning, Waterhouses, East Hedleyhope, Cornsay Colliery, Cornsay Village, Lanchester, BurnhopeDC Taxis - 0191 373 9227

Village / town services

Witton-le-Wear Taxibus - Service 88

This is a return service travelling from Hamsterley to St Johns School via Witton-le-Wear, Wear Valley Junction, High Grange, Toronto Inn and Bishop Auckland. It operates on school days and on Saturdays, with six outbound journeys and five returning journeys. Download Witton-le-Wear taxibus timetable (PDF, 22kb)

Pre-booking is required on all but two of the journeys by calling Scarlet Band 01740 654 247.