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Darlington Station (DAR)

Darlington Railway Station is also known as Darlington Bank Top and is situated to the south-west of central Darlington. The city played an important role in railway history and the first commercial steam railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, was based at Darlington Station.

Today, Darlington Railway Station is a busy transport hub. It’s on the East Coast Main Line and trains operate from Darlington to destinations such as London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester.

Darlington Train Station


Darlington Station
Darlington station
Bank Top
County Durham

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Location Description

Car Park:
Number of spaces:
Free of charge: No
Taxi: Darlington 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. Operator who accept bookings is:  Station Taxis 01325 468 888
Cycle Parking
Cycle storage type: Stands
Sheltered cycle storage: yes
Cycle storage spaces: 152. All racks are covered by Council CCTV and there are security patrols every two hours.
CCTV Coverage: Yes
Accessible taxis: Generally available but advance booking recommended
Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes.
Airport: Daily, 'Arriva' bus route 12/A links Darlington Parkgate road (about 5 minutes walk from station) with Durham Tees Valley Airport. For bus times:

Ticket buying and collection

Ticket Office: Yes.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 06:00 - 20:00
Friday: 06:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 06:30 - 19:45
Sunday: 07:45 - 20:00
Induction Loop: Yes.
Ticket machines: Yes.
Accessible Ticket Machines: Yes. All machines are DDA compliant
Collection of pre-purchased tickets: Yes.

Staffing and general services

CCTV Coverage: Yes


ATM Machine: Yes.
First class Lounge: Located 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 Facilities Toilets, TV, newspapers Refreshments Complimentary: water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Yes Showers No
Internet kiosk available:
Pay phones: Yes.
Accessible Public Telephones: text phones are available and staff are on hand to assist as required due to no low level phones
Public Wi-Fi: Find WiFi Hotspots around Darlington station
Refreshment facilities: Yes.
Shops: Yes.
Toilets: Yes.
Baby changing facilities: Yes.
Trolleys: Yes.
Waiting Rooms:

Accessibility and mobility access

Ramp for train access: Yes.
Step free access coverage: Yes. Darlington has a RNIB 'Map for All' located at the main entrance, adjacent to the taxi rank and accessible parking.
Wheelchairs available: Yes.
Impaired Mobility Set Down: Yes.
Accessible Public Telephones: text phones are available and staff are on hand to assist as required due to no low level phones
Accessible Taxis: Generally available but advance booking recommended
Accessible Ticket Machines: Yes. All machines are DDA compliant
Induction Loop: Yes.
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