A new coach drop-off and pick up point has recently opened in Durham City, replacing the former site at Freeman’s Place.
Coach drop-off and pick-ups are now provided at Framwelgate Waterside (DH1 5TA). From Framwelgate Waterside passengers can either walk up to the city centre, or catch the Durham Cathedral Bus, which operates from the bus stop adjacent the coach drop-off point (https://bit.ly/45wseYZ). Durham County Council have also produced a Coach Drop-off point wayfinding map (https://bit.ly/3E5ujik).
Once passengers have been dropped off, coach parking is located at the Belmont Park and Ride site (DH1 1SR), on the A690, approximately 300m east of Junction 62 of the A1 and just 10 minutes from Durham City centre. 30 spaces have been provided; parking is free and coach drivers have access to toilets and facilities for cleaning coaches. The fuel station, which has a ‘Costa’ facility, is approximately 100m east of the coach park, on the A690. Coach drivers also have free travel in and out of Durham City centre from the Belmont Park and Ride site on the Durham City Park and Ride service (07:00 to 19:00, Mondays to Saturdays).