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Just to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street welcomes trains that have travelled alongside the Rivers Tyne and Wear and across the wonderful County Durham countryside in the north-east of England. Now on the East Coast Main Line, the 1868 station sends Northern Rail trains from platform 1 to Newcastle, and from platform 2 towards Darlington, York, Leeds, Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. In summer, the station is filled with cricket fans heading to Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, home to both domestic and international cricket, as well as a host of concerts. Chester-le-Street is one of the oldest market towns in Durham and to this day draws the crowds to its regular market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The town's main high-street - Front Street - is just a five-minute walk from the station and home to a pleasing variety of independent and chain shops, cafes and restaurants.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: part time opening hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:30 - 18:00
Saturday 07:30 - 13:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
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
Staff Help notes
This is a privately owned station and no assistance can be provided
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces13
Carpark charges
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Level access from car park. Ramped access to both platforms.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Ways to make travelling through the station easier (75 words) Enter Chester-le-Street station either from the ramp on Station Road or through the car park off Avondale Terrace. The ticket hall, with ticket counter, vending machine and the unisex Frank Pick Memorial Lavatory (yes, really) is on platform 1, as is bench seating, a small shelter and a taxi booking office. Both a subway and bridge connect the platforms, with platform 2 providing a sheltered waiting area, vending machine and secure bike storage.

Departures and arrivals from Chester-le-Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chester-le-Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CarlisleNorthern06:482Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express06:521Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern07:502Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express07:531Scheduled
to NewcastleTransPennine Express08:092Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MiddlesbroughNorthern06:482Scheduled
from NewcastleTransPennine Express06:511Scheduled
from SaltburnNorthern07:492Scheduled
from NewcastleTransPennine Express07:521Scheduled
from YorkTransPennine Express08:082Scheduled
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