HOW TO FIND US
HOW TO REACH US BY ROAD
Normally, the passenger service trains operate between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland with intermediate stations at Frosterley, Wolsingham and Witton le Wear. Other special services and excursions may operate out and back from either Bishop Auckland or Stanhope.
JOINING AT BISHOP AUCKLAND WEST
Sat Nav - DL14 7TL
Bishop Auckland West is the terminus station at the eastern end of the Weardale Railway line. There is limited parking at the adjacent main Network Rail station. Other car parks are available in the town centre. There are no facilities at this station. Facilities are available at the Network Rail station. (Currently closed during national lockdown)
JOINING AT STANHOPE
Sat Nav - DL13 2YS
This is the principal station on the Weardale Railway. The station and free car park open half an hour before the first train. Disabled car parking spaces available. Gift shop and Café open on operating days. Toilets including disabled and baby change facilities available. No overnight parking. ( All facilities are currently closed during national lockdown)
JOINING AT WOLSINGHAM
Sat Nav - DL13 3BL
Platform and car park open when trains are running. Disabled car parking spaces available. Station office open on some operating days. Please pay on the train. Toilet Facilities available (portable unit). No overnight parking.
JOINING AT FROSTERLEY
Sat Nav - DL13 2SL
The rebuilt platform and the small car park are always open (but there is no overnight parking.) Disabled car parking spaces available. There is no station office or other facilities.
JOINING AT WITTON LE WEAR
Sat Nav - DL14 0AJ
No ticket office or facilities. Platform accessible from roadside drop off area, no parking at the station itself. Roadside parking is usually available in the nearby village. Please pay on the train.
JOINING AT KINGFISHER HALT
Sat Nav - DL13 2SJ
This is a request stop for residents of the nearby caravan parks and for walkers on the Weardale Way . The road approach is private, there is no parking nearby
HOW TO REACH US BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
JOINING AT BISHOP AUCKLAND – BY RAIL
There is a regular hourly service (weekdays and Sundays ) from the east coast mainline at Darlington to the Network Rail station at Bishop Auckland. Check for times here . Follow the signs to the adjacent Weardale Railway platform.
JOINING AT BISHOP AUCKLAND – BY BUS
There are frequent daily bus services from all the main population centres in County Durham and Tyneside. The bus station is a 12 minute walk from the railway station, however several of the bus routes pass close to the station, details of routes, times and maps can be accessed here .
JOINING AT STANHOPE, WOLSINGHAM OR FROSTERLEY - BY BUS (Weekdays)
The bus timetable from Bishop Auckland to Wolsingham and Stanhope via Crook can be accessed here. There is an approximately hourly service on Weekdays. Please note there is no Sunday service. There are also connecting bus services from Durham City to both Crook and Bishop Auckland.
JOINING AT STANHOPE, WOLSINGHAM OR FROSTERLEY - BY BUS (Sundays)
In the summer (May to October) there is also a bus service between Crook and Alston, ‘The Roof of England Bus’, which runs through Wolsingham, Frosterley and Stanhope. It operates on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Details can be found here .