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

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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  WITTON LE WEAR

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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  FROSTERLEY

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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  KINGFISHER HALT

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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

 

BY RAIL

 The Weardale Railway station at Bishop Auckland  West can be reached by rail via the regular hourly service from Darlington on the east coast main line. There is a footpath connection between the Network Rail platform and the Weardale Railway platform. Train timetables are available here

BY BUS VIA BISHOP AUCKLAND

There are frequent bus services from all major towns in County Durham and  also from  Darlington and Newcastle. The bus station is a 10 minute walk from the railway station. But several routes stop near the station in Newgate Street.  Routes, times etc can be found  here

BY BUS VIA STANHOPE, FROSTERLEY OR WOLSINGHAM

There is a regular, approximately hourly service from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope via Crook (where connections are available from Durham) and on to Wolsingham, Frosterley and Stanhope.This service operates Mondays to Saturdays, there are no buses on Sundays. Times can be found here.

For any queries and for general  information :- info@weardale-railway.org.uk

For information on party travel, school and group :- marketing@weardale-railway.org.uk

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