The 88 Bus Service

88 Bus TimetableChris Davies writes:

“I wonder how many people in the village realise that Arriva no longer provide a bus service between Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle via Hamsterley?

I understand that this is now provided by Aabat Taxis (01388 607607).  The Service 88 runs from the Village at 07:55Hrs and returns from the bus station at 15:42Hrs and 17:40Hrs.  The Service 88T (Taxibus), which has to be pre-booked by telephoning Aabat Taxis goes from Hamsterley at 10:15Hrs and 13:15Hrs and from Bishop Auckland Bus Station at 09:55Hrs and 12:55Hrs.

Yesterday I was picked up at the taxi rank alongside the bus station as Aabat are not allowed in the bus station with their taxis.

I must emphasize the need to pre-book because if it isn’t booked, it won’t be there.

From my experience yesterday, I know that Senior Citizens’ Bus Passes are accepted.  For more detail, the man in charge at Aabat Taxis for this service is Mr Halliday who is a very helpful person.

Click on the image to enlarge. A copy of the timetable is also included on the Useful Links page.

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One Response to The 88 Bus Service

  1. jean bowers says:

    I would sadly like to say thanks on behalf of AABAT TAXIS to all of the passengers who travelled on the 88T service. We at Aabats no longer run this service, but have made a lot of friends with the Hamsterley – Witton-le-Wear passengers and hope that your new service provider is as happy to pick you up as we were. Thank you all.

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