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The Night-Cab

Get home safely at night with the Night-cab.

If you're out by yourself at night and need a ride home, just call 07922 648802 to get picked up by the Durham SU Night-Cab. Journeys cost £2 per person.  

You can use the Night-Cab seven days a week in term time during the following hours:

Monday - Saturday 21:00-02:00 
Sunday - 21:00-23:00 

The Night-Cab operates within a 2 mile radius of Durham City Centre, covering areas such as Gilesgate, Nevilles Cross and the Durham University Hospital. 

The Night-Cab can get you about Durham safely:

  • After studying late in the library
  • To get to and from the train station late at night
  • To travel between colleges
  • To get to or from late bars and nightclubs
  • When you’re visiting friends
  • When you’re going to the cinema or theatre
 

About the service

We've changed our previous 'Nightbus' service, so that we can help even more students get home safely at night. Teaming up with local taxi firm, Phoenix Taxis (known more commonly as Pratts Taxis), the new 'Night-Cab' scheme provides a safe and secure way for students to get home. The 'Night-cab' will operate in the exact same way as our previous 'Nightbus' scheme, only we now have more than one vehicle available during the running times. There's no fixed timetable and, just like a normal taxi service, you can arrange to be picked up by calling the service on 07922 648802

During Covid-19

There will be screens present in the vehicles to separate the driver and passenger. Drivers will wear face coverings and passengers will also be required to wear a face covering, unless exempt, in order to access the scheme under current guidance. We will review and change these measures in line with government guidance.

Terms

  1. Priority is always given to lone travellers, so please mention this when booking if it applies to you.
  2. If you are sick in the bus due to intoxication there is a fee of £50 payable, to pay for the cost of cleaning the vehicle. Your campus card will be taken as ID and will be retained until this fee is paid. Your college will also be told about the incident.
  3. If you vandalise or otherwise damage the bus, you will be charged a fee for repairing the vehicle. Your campus card will be taken as ID and will be retained until this fee is paid. Your college will also be told about the incident.
  4. Verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated. If you are verbally or physically abusive towards the driver, you will be ejected from the vehicle and your college will be told about the incident. You may also be subject to the University’s disciplinary procedure as a result – you can find out about the University’s Respect at Work and Study policy here.