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Travelling by train to the Head of Steam museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Head of Steam is North Road, which is served by Northern services throughout the day. The museum is right next to the station, just a couple of minutes' walk away.

You'll find Head of Steam jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection celebrating the town that became known as the birthplace of the railways. Explore their original 1840’s railway station where time has literally stood still for over one hundred and fifty years. You'll also be able to get up close to four historic locomotives including the star attraction, Stephenson’s Locomotion No.1, on loan from the national collection managed by the National Railway Museum.

Visit the Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum website for opening information.

 

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
DayOpening Hours
EverydayClosed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands and lockers available at the station. Stands are free of charge but lockers must be hired for a minimum period of 4 weeks. Cost: 4 weeks = £4.00, 6 months = £26.00, 12 months = £52.00, all with a returnable deposit of £15.00. For further information, please contact Darlington Borough council (Transport Policy Officer) on 01325 388652.
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Station is unstaffed and it is very difficult for disabled customers especially passengers in wheelchairs to gain access to the station due to the approach to the platform which is very very steep and about 40-50 metres in length.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Departures and arrivals from North Road (Darlington)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into North Road (Darlington) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Bishop AucklandNorthern06:471On time
to SaltburnNorthern07:481On time
to Bishop AucklandNorthern07:581On time
to SaltburnNorthern08:481On time
to Bishop AucklandNorthern08:581On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DarlingtonNorthern06:471On time
from Bishop AucklandNorthern07:481On time
from SaltburnNorthern07:581On time
from Bishop AucklandNorthern08:481On time
from SaltburnNorthern08:581On time
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