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Trains to Darlington

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 become 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 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 ten minutes' walk from the station across the River Skerne and is particularly known for its eclectic mix of independent shops, especially along Skinnergate and surrounding streets.

Station details & facilities

All four platforms are accessed via the main entrance to the station through ticket barriers. In the station building is the ticket office and a coffee shop, and further shops, including a WHSmith, beyond the barriers on the platforms. Also on the platforms are toilets and waiting rooms (including the First Class Lounge). The bus stop is on Park Lane on the town side of the tracks (exit via the subway).

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
    Friday 06:00 - 21:00
    Saturday 06:30 - 19:45
    Sunday 07:45 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 01302 362175


  • First Class Lounge description :


    Platform 1

    Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges

    Tickets Accepted

    • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
    • Any First Class Anytime ticket valid for travel on the East Coast route
    • Any Virgin Trains East Coast First Class packages
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Advance (routed VTEC/VTEC & Connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Reader Offer (routed VTEC/VTEC & Connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Flat Fare (routed VTEC/VTEC & Connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast Rewards First Class Leisure Single(routed VTEC/VTEC & Connections)
    • Virgin Trains East Coast Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher  (routed VTEC/VTEC & Connections)
    • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreak etc.)
    • Weekend First

    Tickets Not Accepted

    • All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Caledonian Sleepers


    Toilets, TV, newspapers


    Complimentary: water/ biscuits





  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 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
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£458.00
    Per Hour£2.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 152
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    All racks are covered by Council CCTV and there are security patrols every two hours.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Generally available but advance booking recommended

Trains to Darlington


Bank Top, Darlington, DL1 4AA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 20:00
Friday 06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:30 - 19:45
Sunday 07:45 - 20:00

Useful links when visiting Darlington by train