Witton-le-Wear station extension has been completed in early April. The additional materials were purchased by the Weardale Railway Trust earlier in the year. Work was completed by Trust volunteers.
The platform was put to good use as part of the 31 Gala weekend on 21/22 April with plenty passengers using this to get into Bishop Auckland for the Food festival as well as travel on the intensive train service. The additional length will also allow Heritage Services to operate the 2 car 108 unit to the station in the future.