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. Darlington is also the nearest station to Richmond Castle, one of the finest surviving Norman fortresses in Britain.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
Darlington has a RNIB 'Map for All' located at the main entrance, adjacent to the taxi rank and accessible parking. Access to the platforms via the Victoria Road entrance is via a steep ramp.
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets can be accessed from all platforms. The National key toilets are adjacent to Platform 2; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Reception on Platform 1 upon request.|
|Staff Help notes|
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point, platform 4.
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|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||London North Eastern Railway|
|Car parking spaces||382|
|Cycle storage spaces||152|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||Compound|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Darlington station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
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.
|to Edinburgh (Waverley)||London North Eastern Railway||16:05||1||On time|
|to Edinburgh (Waverley)||CrossCountry||16:10||1||On time|
|to Edinburgh (Waverley)||London North Eastern Railway||16:13||On time|
|to Edinburgh (Waverley)||CrossCountry||16:23||4B||Late|
|to Edinburgh (Waverley)||London North Eastern Railway||16:56||4B||Late|