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Darlington Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

Ticket Office:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

Address:
Darlington station, Bank Top, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 4AA

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Predicted seating available

Lots of seats available
Seats available
Limited seats available
- Data unavailable

The predicted seat availability feature is based on information we hold for the previous 7 days. We're working hard to expand this information for all our services.

To Departure Time Expected Seating Platform Operator

Predicted seating available

Lots of seats available
Seats available
Limited seats available
- Data unavailable

The predicted seat availability feature is based on information we hold for the previous 7 days. We're working hard to expand this information for all our services.

The timetables for Darlington are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

Bishop Auckland and Darlington to Middlesbrough and Saltburn

Middlesbrough to Whitby (The Esk Valley Railway)

Detailed station information
Ticket Machine
Yes
Penalty Fares
Applicable Operators: TransPennine Express
Left Luggage
No
Left luggage contact
Lost property contact
Toilets
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.
Baby change facilities
Yes
Cycle storage
Spaces:  152
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Location:  stations front
Additional information:  All racks are covered by Council CCTV and there are security patrols every two hours.
Storage type:  Compound
Car Park
Station Car Park
Opening times:  Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Spaces:  382
Off peak charges:  £5.00
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  £12.00
Weekly charge:  £51.00
Monthly charge:  £194.00
3 monthly charge:  £499.00
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  £1497.00
Operator:  London North Eastern Railway
Website:  https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
For a map of how to get to the car park, please click here
Taxi rank
Darlington is a large 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. Operator who accept bookings is:  Station Taxis 01325 468 888
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Station alerts
The Ticket Office at Darlington is currently operating revised Ticket Office opening times. It is expected to be open from 08:00 until 16:00 daily but this could change given staff availability.
Detailed station information
Help points
Adjacent to turning circle, main entrance, a phone is provided for a link to SMC
Staff help
Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday -
Sunday 24h
Induction loop
Yes
Accessible ticket machines
Yes
Accessible booking office counter
Travel Centre Floor Walkers will assist any disabled passengers unable to access the booking office window
Ramp for train access
Yes
Accessible taxis
Generally available but advance booking recommended
Accessible public telephones
text phones are available and staff are on hand to assist as required due to no low level phones
National key toilets
Yes
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
This station has step free access to all platforms.

This station is a category A station according to the Office of Rail and Road station classification system https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955.

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.
Ticket gates
This station has Secure Station Accreditation
Impaired mobility set down
Yes
Wheelchairs available
Yes

The County Durham market town of Darlington is served by the richly decorated Victorian station, enjoying the impressive sight across the sprawling town to the much-loved River Skerne.

Growing in size during the second half of the 19th century, the town became important for its railway manufacturing, and the Hopetown Carriage Works was the main employer in the area. With three large railworks, the town achieved world recognition by sending Darlington-made railway bridges around the world - crossing the River Nile, the Amazon, and Sydney Harbour.

The station itself serves nearly two and a half million passengers every year and is on the East Coast Main Line - the 400 miles of track running between London and Edinburgh. The curved glass roof allows the platforms to receive a good amount of natural light while rising above, the iconic Victorian clock tower can be enjoyed throughout the town.

With an active business centre, if this is your reason for travelling to Darlington, Northern have a range of cut-price tickets to make train travel the easy choice, including our Corporate Season Tickets for regular trips

How far is Darlington Station from Teesside International Airport?

Trains from Darlington Station take approximately 35 minutes to get to Teesside International Airport.

How long does the walk between Darlington Station and the town centre take?

Walking via Victoria Road and Beaumont Street, it takes around ten minutes to get from the station and the town centre.

What car parking facilities does Darlington Station have?

There are 380 car park spaces at Darlington Station, including blue badge spaces.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Darlington Station?

Darlington Station has 150 secured bike spaces with CCTV and plenty of shelter.

Where is Darlington Station?

Darlington station is located on the East Coast Main Line in the town of Darlington in County Durham.

How many platforms does Darlington Station have?

There are 4 platforms at Darlington Station.

What facilities are available at Darlington Station?

  • Toilets - including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Postbox
  • Telephones - coins and card
  • Disabled Access - the whole station is step-free, and there are wheelchairs, ramps and Induction Loops available

What popular destinations are available from Darlington Station?