The rebuilt platform and  the small car park  are always open(but no overnight parking.) Disabled car parking spaces available.  There is  no station office or other facilities.

Frosterley village has in its centre a Co-Op general dealership including Post Office and newsagent, also a fish and chip  shop which is open most afternoons. There is a larger car park in the village centre.

There are two public houses, one at each end of the village. The Frosterley Inn and The Black Bull, the latter, which is adjacent to the station, serves a selection of real ales. It is believed to be the only pub in the country to have its own ring of bells on the premises.

Frosterley is a small, linear village principally composed of stone terraces of quarrymen's cottages. It lies at the point where The Great Limestone outcrops at river level, so became the focus for the exploitation of these huge reserves in the nineteenth century. Frosterley was the original terminus of the railway, which opened from Witton Junction on 8th August 1847 along with a branch into the nearby Bishopley quarry complex. A Stockton & Darlington ceramic plaque 'J11' still exists today above the entrance to the old station building.

 

Although virtually all quarries have now 'gone back to nature' it is easy to find most of the old trackbeds, cuttings and embankments associated with the maze of sidings that once existed here.

One of the quarries was a source of a particularly hard limestone, rich in fossils - Frosterley Marble. It was prized for its decorative value and can be found locally in Durham Cathedral, Auckland Palace and the local church font. A large piece, recently quarried and donated by Sherburn Stone Ltd, has been sculpted and mounted at the refurbished station for its 2004 re-opening.

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