Durham Driving Test Centre Routes


Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

1st Floor Enna House
Whitfield Court Industrial Estate
St Johns Rd
Meadowfield, Durham
DH7 8XL

Durham

Average Pass Rate:

60%

Centre Telephone Number:

01913782860

Durham driving test centre is just outside the city of Durham on an industrial estate. The pass rate for Durham is positive, this is likely to be because of the high density of rural roads that the tests involve. However, some busy roads to practice would be the A167, B6300 and A690 as these may come up in your exam. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Durham’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Durham Route Number 1
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Right
Hallgarth St T/L Left
Church St Left
Stockton Rd Roundabout right
A177 Left
Mill Lane / Shincliffe Lane 3 rd left
Mill Lane Mini roundabout right
Front St Left
Hall Gardens EOR right
Parkhouse Gardens Right
George St EOR right
Hallgarth St Left
Gray Avenue 2 nd left
Kidd Avenue EOR left, EOR right
A1283 Sherburn Rd T/L right
Dragon Lane Mini roundabout ahead, T/L EOR right
Sunderland Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Belmont Rd 2 nd left
A690 Dual Carriageway 4 th roundabout ahead
Sutton St T/L ahead
Margery Lane Roundabout ahead
Quarryheads Lane T/L left
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 2

Durham Route Number 2
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout right
Stockton Rd T/L left
South Rd Roundabout left
A167 Right
Burnigill Rd / Browney Lane Right, left
Harle St Right, EOR right, left, EOR right
Browney Lane EOR left, EOR left
A690 2 nd right
Sawmill Lane 2 nd left
Grove Rd 2 nd right
Briar Avenue 3 rd left
Grove Rd EOR left
Sawmill Lane Right
Lowland Rd Left
Oak Green Right
Lime Park EOR left
Station Rd EOR right
Brandon Lane Right
Black Rd EOR left
A690 / Neville’s X Bank Roundabout ahead, T/L right
A167 T/L left
Potters Bank Roundabout right
Quarry Heads Lane T/L left
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 3


Durham Route Number 3
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout ahead
A177 Left
Mill Lane 2 nd right
Crowtrees Lane Right
Tail Upon End Lane 2 nd left
Robert Terrace 2 nd right
Phillip Avenue EOR left
Princes Charles Avenue Left
Edward Avenue EOR left, EOR right
Surtees Avenue EOR left
Bede Terrace 2 nd left
Burn St EOR right
Bow End Right
Bow St EOR left
Surtees Avenue EOR right
A177 2 nd right
Avenue St 3 rd left
Whitwell Acres EOR right
Avenue St EOR right
A177 Roundabout Left
Stockton Rd T/L right
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 4

Durham Route Number 4
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout right
Stockton Rd T/L ahead
Quarryheads Lane Roundabout left
Potters Bank T/L ahead
Lowes Barn Bank Left
A690 Roundabout right
Broom Lane 2 nd right
Valley View Left
Broom Crescent EOR left, EOR right
Oakridge Rd 2 nd right
School Rd EOR right
Whitehouse Lane EOR right
B6302 3 rd left
Cook Avenue 2 nd right
Kingston Avenue EOR left
Cook Avenue Right
Taylor Avenue 3rd left, EOR left
Colliery Rd EOR left
Toll House Rd T/L EOR left
A167 Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Dryburn Park Roundabout right
Dryburn Rd Roundabout right
North Rd Roundabout ahead
Framwelgate Peth Roundabout left
Millburngate Bridge Roundabout right 2 nd exit
New Elvet Bridge / New Elvet / Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 5


Durham Route Number 5
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout ahead
A177 Left
Mill Lane Left
Shincliffe Lane EOR left
A181 EOR right
Sherburn Rd 2 nd left
Kidd Avenue Right
Liddle Avenue EOR right
Beech Avenue EOR right
Gray Avenue EOR right
Hallgarth St 5 th left
Parkhouse Gardens Right
George St EOR right
Hallgarth St EOR left
Broomside Lane 3 rd left
Brackendale Rd Right, EOR left, EOR left
The Links EOR right
Buckinghamshire 2 nd left, EOR right
Devonshire Rd EOR left
Buckinghamshire EOR left
Belmont Rd Mini roundabout right, 2 nd left
A690 Roundabout ahead
Leazers Rd 2 nd left
New Elvet Bridge T/L ahead
New Elvet T/L ahead
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 6

Durham Route Number 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout right
Stockton Rd T/L left
South Rd Right
Elvet Hill Rd EOR left
Potters Bank T/L ahead
Lowes Barn Bank Left
Stonebridge Roundabout ahead
A690 Right
Black Rd EOR left
Brandon Lane Right
Tiree Close / Stack Garth EOR Left
Stack Garth EOR right
Brandon Lane 3 rd left
Oak Green 3 rd left
Lime Park EOR left
Oak Green EOR right
Lowland Rd EOR left
Sawmills Lane EOR left
A690 Right
Browney Lane / Burnigill Rd EOR left
A167 Roundabout right
South Rd / Church St T/L ahead, T/L right
Hallgarth Left
DTC

Test Route 7


Durham Route Number 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St 2 nd left
The Hallgarth EOR left
Whinney Hill T/L right
New Elvet Bridge Left
Claypath Mini roundabout ahead, roundabout left
A690 Left
Belmont Rd Left
Belmont industrial estate EOR left
Belmont Rd Roundabout right
Sunderland Rd Roundabout ahead, T/L ahead, right
Moor Crescent EOR right, 2 nd left
Ashdown Avenue EOR left
Moor Crescent EOR left
Sunderland Rd T/L right
Dragon Lane Mini roundabout ahead, EOR left
Sherburn Rd Right
A181 Right
Shincliffe Lane EOR right
Mill Lane EOR left
A177 Right
High St EOR left
A177 Roundabout left
Stockton Rd T/L right
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 8

Durham Route Number 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout ahead
A177 2 nd left
Avenue St EOR left
A177 Left
Tail Upon End Lane 2nd right
George St / Prince Charles Avenue Left
Phillip Avenue EOR left
Robert Tce EOR right
Tail Upon End Lane EOR right
Crowtrees Lane EOR right
A177 T/L right
Bow End Right
Bow St EOR right
Surtees Avenue / Bede Tce Crossroads left
Prince Charles Avenue EOR right
A177 Roundabout left
Stockton Rd T/L left
South Rd Roundabout right
A167 T/L right
Potters Bank Roundabout right
Quarryheads Lane T/L left
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 9


Durham Route Number 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout ahead
A177 Right
Low Rd EOR right
Willowtree Avenue Left
Avenue St EOR right
A177 2 nd right
Mill Lane 2 nd left
A181 EOR left
Shurburn Rd T/L right
Dragon Lane Mini roundabout ahead, T/L right
Sunderland Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout Left
Belmont Rd 2 nd left
A690 Dual Carriageway Roundabout right 4 th exit
Claypath EOR left
Millburngate Bridge / Castle Chare Roundabouts ahead
Sutton St T/L ahead
Margery Lane Roundabout ahead
Quarryheads Lane T/L left
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 10

Durham Route Number 10
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout ahead
A177 Left
Mill Lane Left
Shincliffe Lane EOR left
A181 EOR right
Sherburn Rd 2 nd left
Kidd Avenue Right
Liddle Avenue EOR right
Beech Avenue EOR right
Gray Avenue EOR right
Hallgarth St 5 th left
Parkhouse Gardens EOR left
Hallgarth St Mini roundabout ahead
Mill Lane EOR right, left
Crowtrees Lane 2 nd right
Tail Upon End Lane 2 nd left
Robert Tce 2 nd right
Phillip Avenue EOR left
Prince Charles Avenue EOR right
A177 Roundabout left
Stockton Rd T/L right
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 11


Durham Route Number 11
DTC Right
Hallgarth St T/L ahead
New Elvet T/L ahead, roundabout ahead
Millburngate Bridge Roundabout right
Framwellgate Peth Roundabout left
Northend Left
Fieldhouse Lane Right
Springwell Rd EOR left
A167 T/L right
Toll House Rd Right
Colliery Rd Right
Taylor Avenue EOR right, EOR left
Cook Avenue EOR right
Woodland Tce Left
Whitehouse Lane 2 nd left
Oakridge Rd 2 nd left
Victoria Court EOR right
Whitehouse Court Right
Victoria Court EOR left
Oakridge Rd 3 rd left
Broom Cres EOR right
Valley View EOR left
Broom Lane Roundabout left
A690 Left
Lowes Barn Bank T/L ahead
Potters Bank Roundabout right
Quarryheads Lane T/L left
Church St T/L right
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 12

Durham Route Number 12
DTC Left
Hallgarth St Roundabout right
Stockton Rd T/L ahead
Quarryheads Lane Roundabout left
Potters Bank Left
Elvet Hill Rd EOR left
Potters Bank T/L right
A167 T/L right
Crossgate Peth T/L left
Sutton St Roundabout ahead
Castle Chare Roundabout ahead
Millburngate Bridge Roundabout ahead
Leazes Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Sunderland Rd Left
Churchill Avenue 2 nd right
Roosevelt Rd EOR right
Bradford Crescent 2 nd right
Musgrave Gardens EOR left
Sunderland Rd T/L ahead, roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Belmont Rd 2 nd right
Broomside Lane 2 nd left
Poplar Rd EOR right
Broome Rd EOR left
Bainbridge St 2 nd right
Ramside View EOR right
Carrville High St T/L left
A690 Roundabout ahead, roundabout ahead
Leazes Rd Roundabout left
Elvet Bridge T/L ahead
New Elvet T/L ahead
Hallgarth St Left
DTC

Test Route 13


Durham Route Number 13
DTC Right
Hallgarth St T/L ahead
New Elvet T/L ahead
Elvet Bridge Roundabout ahead
Millburngate Bridge Roundabout right
Framwellgate Peth Roundabout 2 nd exit
Southfield Way Roundabout ahead, roundabout right 3 rd exit
A167 Roundabout ahead, roundabout right 4 th exit
Front St Mini roundabout left
Abbey Rd Roundabout ahead, EOR right
Link Rd Roundabout left
Pit Lane Right
Rothbury Rd 3 rd right
Richmond Rd Becomes
Rochester Rd Left
Auckland Rd EOR right
Carr House Rd EOR right
Bek Rd EOR left
Finchale Rd Mini roundabout left
High Carr Rd Roundabout ahead
North Rd Roundabout ahead
Framwellgate Peth Roundabout left
Millburngate Bridge Left
Claypath Slip Rd EOR left
Claypath Roundabout right 4 th exit
Leazes Rd Roundabout left
Elvet Bridge T/L ahead
New Elvet T/L ahead
Hallgarth St left
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

 

The World Driving Youtube has lots of helpful videos to help you pass even quicker. Viewable Here

Booking Your Test For Durham

Book your test online

Booking your test online is by far the easiest and quickest way of booking your driving test. This can simply be done by visiting the government website (Here). You’ll be asked, the type of test you wish to take, your driving licence details, the test centre name, preferred time/date, your personal details and asked a payment method.

Book your test by phone

Alternatively, you can book your driving test by phone. The telephone service is automated. However, a DVSA assistant can be reached if you need assistance. (0300 200 1122). Please be advised that this service is only available between the hours of 8 am – 12 pm.

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