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Transit 15


Transit 15 is a project that aims to provide better accessibility for people through improved public transport along a number of corridors in the county.

What is it aiming to do?

The main objectives of the scheme are to:

  • improve the journey experience for bus passengers
  • for people who have the choice, make the bus a more attractive and practical alternative to cars
  • encourage greater sustainability, by ensuring that bus travel plays an increasingly important role in transport within County Durham

How will this be achieved?

The scheme will continue to build on past investment in bus stations, bus stops, real-time information, bus priority and new vehicles, by the county council and bus operators, by:

  • reducing journey times and improving reliability for bus users by removing known delay points on the network
  • making bus travel safer by improving the environment at bus stops and ensuring that they are not obstructed by indiscriminate parking
  • tackling congestion on the highways network by bringing about a shift in travel choice from the private car to the bus
  • ensuring 15 minute bus service frequency on key routes through partnership with Arriva and Go North East

How much is being invested?

Regional funding of £5million has been made available to cover the cost of most of the improvements. Additional funding may be required from the Local Transport Plan 3 to complete the scheme.

Which routes will benefit?

Following assessments, we've identified the routes which would provide the best value. Routes between Durham City and the following locations have been selected for improvement:

  • Birtley
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Consett
  • Coxhoe
  • Crook
  • Sherburn
  • Stanley

What part will the bus companies play?

Delivery of the scheme will be shared by our partners, Arriva and Go North East. They will also play their part in providing better services for passengers.

Schemes

The tables below show information relating to consultations carried out as part of the Transit 15 project:

Scheme locationWorksScheme drawing
A167/A693 Northlands RoundaboutRoundabout improvements and signalisationA167/A693 Northlands Roundabout
B6532 SacristonBus stop

Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Sacriston B6532 (PDF, 202.6kb)

A181 Gilesgate Bank / Sherburn Road JunctionBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Gilesgate, Sherburn Road A181 (PDF, 227.2kb)
A693/C11 South Moor Traffic SignalsTraffic signal modifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - South Moor (PDF, 345.4kb)
C5 Dryburn Park RoadBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Dryburn Park C5 (PDF, 225.9kb)
A181 Gilesgate Bank / Sherburn Road JunctionBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Gilesgate, Sherburn Road A181 (PDF, 327.3kb)
C100 Front Street, Framwellgate Moor Bus GateModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Front Street, Framwellgate Moor C100 (PDF, 552.3kb)
A690 High Street South, Langley Moor    Bus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Langley Moor A690 (PDF, 341.1kb)
B6532 Dryburn RoadBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Dryburn Road (PDF, 246.9kb)
A177 South Road, DurhamBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - South Road (PDF, 310.9kb)
A177 Low ShincliffeBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Coxhoe, Durham, Low Shincliffe (PDF, 228.6kb)

Completed schemes

Scheme locationWorksScheme drawing
A693 Stanley RoundaboutModifications 
A177  New Inn Traffic Signals, DurhamModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - New Inn (PDF, 184.6kb)
A691/C57 Junction, LanchesterModifications  Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Durham, Consett, Lanchester (PDF, 204.6kb)
A691/C62 Kaysburn RoundaboutModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Kaysburn Roundabout A691 (PDF, 301.5kb)
A177 Durham High School JunctionModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Durham High School (PDF, 340.3kb)
Unc. North Road/B6532 DurhamModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - North Road B6532-Unclassified (PDF, 293.2kb)
A167 Barley Mow Roundabout / Drum Lane JunctionModifications Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Barley Mow (PDF, 364.0kb)
B6288 Front Street, CroxdaleBus lane Icon for pdf Transit 15 Road Improvments - Croxdale A167-B6288 (PDF, 240.9kb)

 

 

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