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

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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

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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

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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  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  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

 

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 .

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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