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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!


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
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces8
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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!

Departures and arrivals from Shildon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Shildon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Bishop AucklandNorthern07:042On time
to SaltburnNorthern07:321On time
to Bishop AucklandNorthern08:152On time
to SaltburnNorthern08:321On time
to Bishop AucklandNorthern09:152On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DarlingtonNorthern07:032On time
from Bishop AucklandNorthern07:311On time
from SaltburnNorthern08:142On time
from Bishop AucklandNorthern08:311On time
from SaltburnNorthern09:142On time
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