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Trains to Durham

Trains to Durham glide into town from a hill to the north, before traversing a viaduct and pulling up overlooking the beautiful Wharton Park. With its open-air theatre and 1950s folly, as well as a sculpture donated by British Rail, the views of Durham from the park are majestic. The 19th century philosopher John Ruskin described the skyline, including the Durham Cathedral and railway viaduct, as 'the Eighth Wonder of the World'. The station building itself is equally picturesque, with long canopied platforms giving way to open air and blue skies, and a booking hall located in the original stone station building form 1857. Refurbishment in 2008 added a new lounge, toilets, travel centre, lifts and shops - as a result the station won Overall Station of the Year at the 2008 National Rail Awards. The town's main shopping hub is a short walk from the station, but visitors to Durham University will need to take a taxi or bus.

Station details & facilities

It's easy to find you platform at Durham: northbound trains use platform 2, and southbound trains platform 1. There are entrances on either side of the station, and a subway with ramp access connects the two platforms. The main ticket office is at the eastern entrance off Station Approach, next to platform 1. There are toilets and taxi ranks on both sides of the station, and local buses depart from the forecourt on Station Approach.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Advance purchase tickets can only be purchased before 17:30
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 19:30
    Friday 06:00 - 20:00
    Saturday 06:00 - 19:00
    Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

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

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • 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 :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available : False

Toilets

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

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park Short stay
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
  • Car parking spaces : 0
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1420.00
    Daily£12.00
    Monthly£185.00
    Off-peak£7.50
    Three Monthly£475.00
    Weekly£53.00
    Per Hour£2.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 72
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    North end of Platforms 1 and 2

  • Cycle storage notes :


Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level both sides, no interchange (subway/steps) - Difficult route around station for 200 yards. Ticket office and Car Park are step free. There is now a lift available from platforms 1&2.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Durham

Address

North Rd, -, DH1 4RB
Ticket Office Hours
Advance purchase tickets can only be purchased before 17:30
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 06:00 - 19:30
Friday 06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
07:52

Durham

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:01

Durham

TransPennine Express

Plat. 2

On time

08:15

Durham

CrossCountry

Plat. 2

On time

08:21

Durham

TransPennine Express

Plat. 1

On time

08:22

Durham

Virgin Trains East Coast

Plat. 2

On time

08:37

Durham

Virgin Trains East Coast

Plat. 1

On time

08:42

Durham

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

08:46

Durham

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:54

Durham

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:57

Durham

TransPennine Express

Plat. 2

On time

07:55

Plymouth

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:01

Newcastle

TransPennine Express

Plat. 2

On time

08:18

Newcastle

CrossCountry

Plat. 2

On time

08:22

Liverpool Lime Street

TransPennine Express

Plat. 1

On time

08:24

Aberdeen

Virgin Trains East Coast

Plat. 2

On time

08:38

London Kings Cross

Virgin Trains East Coast

Plat. 1

On time

08:43

Newcastle

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

08:48

Reading

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:56

Plymouth

CrossCountry

Plat. 1

On time

08:57

Newcastle

TransPennine Express

Plat. 2

On time