Darlington train station is on the East Coast Main Line and serves the town of Darlington, in County Durham.
In 1825, the first passenger steam railway – the Stockton and Darlington Railway – opened, transforming the future of transport and industry in Great Britain, and transforming the town of Darlington as well.
The market town soon became an important centre of railway manufacturing and engineering, with locomotives built in the town serving the Indian railways. Darlington-built bridges crossed the Nile and the Amazon, and the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company built the Tyne, the Humber, and the Sydney Harbour Bridges.
The current Darlington station opened in the 1880s as part of a range of improvements to the railway services in the town, and it maintains its Victorian charm with ornate station buildings and a roof with original support structures. Darlington town centre is about a ten-minute walk away from the station across the River Skerne and is particularly known for its eclectic mix of independent shops, especially along Skinnergate and surrounding streets.
|Monday Tuesday Wednesday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||06:30 - 19:45|
|Sunday||07:45 - 20:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
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|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park Short stay|
|Carpark operator||Virgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast|
|Car parking spaces||382|
|Cycle storage spaces||152|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>All racks are covered by Council CCTV and there are security patrols every two hours.</p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Generally available but advance booking recommended
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 20:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:00|
Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges
Tickets Not Accepted
Toilets, TV, newspapers
Complimentary: water/ biscuits
Darlington train station is mainly served by LNER, CrossCountry and Northern trains. Thanks to frequent and direct LNER services, you can easily get to Darlington from London Kings Cross in 2h 59m and from Edinburgh Waverley in 2h 6m. CrossCountry trains connect Darlington to Newcastle, Bristol and Plymouth. Finally, Northern trains cover the routes from Saltburn and Bishop Auckland to Darlington.
Want to know when your next train from/to Darlington station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Darlington railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Darlington.
Darlington train station has four platforms, all of which can be easily accessed via the station's main entrance through the ticket barriers. In the station building, you'll find the ticket office and a coffee shop, as well as other shops, including a WHSmith, beyond the barriers on the platforms. The toilets and waiting rooms (including the First Class Lounge) are on the platforms. Finally, there's a bus stop on Park Lane on the town side of the tracks (exit via the subway).
Darlington train station has a car park at Garbutt Square, which is available for both short-stay and long-stay parking. Wheelchair users may require assistance using car park equipment at this station.
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Darlington station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Darlington station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Darlington.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Darlington station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Darlington station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.