The nearest station to Locomotion is Shildon, which is connected to major stations in the north-east and beyond via Darlington. Simply catch a Northern service to Darlington and change on to a train heading towards Bishop Auckland – Shildon is the penultimate stop. From there, head south down Sprout Lane, crossing the bridge over the railway tracks, and after a couple of minutes, you’ll see the unmistakeable Locomotion building on your left-hand side.
Locomotion is a purpose-built railway town – the world’s first – situated in Shildon, County Durham. Home to a beautifully preserved set of steam and diesel locomotives, the Locomotion museum is a must-visit attraction for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike!
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||8|
|Cycle storage spaces||4|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Ramped access to both platforms via ramped footbridge. Step free access from car park to station entrance
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
More about Locomotion
Set in the quiet surroundings of Shildon, County Durham, Locomotion is home to a world-beating collection of railway items. Interested to learn more? Visit Locomotion’s website to get a taste of what to expect in the museum and explore their digitised collection of items. The purpose-built museum’s location in Shildon is for good reason – Shildon was the world’ first true “railway town”, growing because of the Stockton & Darlington Railway that ran through it and because of workers employed by the railway locally. Locomotion is a must-visit attraction for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike!