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The railway and the sea are inextricably linked in Hartlepool, so it's fitting that, whichever way you approach the town, the North Sea will appear through the windows of the train. It was the railway, linking the old fishing village to the Durham coal fields and the shipbuilding industry, that transformed Hartlepool into an industrial port. Today, trains to Hartlepool include regular services from Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle, as well as long distance services to London King's Cross via York. The station is located between the town centre, dominated by the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in front of the Hartlepool Memorial, and the docks. The Hartlepool Marina, north of the station, has been central to the town's regeneration, and includes the Hartlepool Maritime Experience, a recreation of the seaport on the historic quayside. The marina is also home to the HMS Trincomalee, an 18th century warship that now operates as a visitor attraction.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 07:00:00 until 18:25:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 18:25:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
There is only one platform and no major access difficulties. Step free access from car park to station entrance. Approximately 70 unmarked spaces.
Toilets notesThe RADAR key lock has been removed from the National key toilets on advise from British Transport Police because of drug abuse. A new lock has been fitted. The key is held at the Ticket Office.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorLocal Council - 70 spaces
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on platform
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Hartlepool 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:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Regardless of destination or direction of travel, the vast majority of trains calling at Hartlepool use platform 1, which can be accessed through the ticket hall on Lynn Street or directly from the car park. Inside the ticket hall there is a waiting room and toilets. The nearest bus stops are at Hartlepool Interchange, a short walk down Lynn Street opposite the Northern School of Music. There is a taxi rank directly outside the station.

Departures and arrivals from Hartlepool

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hartlepool station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SunderlandGrand Central Railway10:172On time
to SunderlandNorthern10:292On time
to SunderlandNorthern11:032On time
to SunderlandNorthern11:292On time
to SunderlandGrand Central Railway11:382On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway10:162Late
from London Kings CrossNorthern10:282On time
from London Kings CrossNorthern11:022On time
from London Kings CrossNorthern11:282On time
from London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway11:352On time
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