Shildon railway station

Shildon railway station is on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in North East England and serves the town of Shildon in County Durham, England built by Timothy Hackworth. The station is on the Tees Valley Line and is operated by Northern, which provides all passenger train services. The station is on the Bishop Line, 9 34 miles (15.7 km) north west of Darlington.

Shildon National Rail
Shildon railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceShildon
Local authorityCounty Durham
Grid referenceNZ235257
Operations
Station codeSHD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 50,696
2015/16Decrease 45,816
2016/17Increase 51,994
2017/18Decrease 48,840
2018/19Increase 67,568
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shildon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Station facilities here have been improved as part of the Tees Valley Metro project. The package for this station included new fully lit waiting shelters, digital CIS displays, renewed station signage and the installation of CCTV.[1] The long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements.

The station is unstaffed and all tickets must be purchased from the ticket vending machine on the platform prior to travel.[2] Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps, which were added in 2003 when the station was rebuilt in conjunction with the construction of the Shildon Locomotion Museum, sited alongside it on land formerly occupied by the sidings of the Shildon railway works.

The grade II listed[3] manual signal box here controls the immediate station area (including the siding connections into the museum), along with the single track section through Shildon tunnel to the west and terminus at Bishop Auckland. Bishop Auckland is junction with the now privately owned and operated Weardale Railway to Stanhope.

ServicesEdit

Northern Route 3 - Tees Valley Line
 
Bishop Auckland  
 
Shildon  
 
Newton Aycliffe    
 
Heighington  
 
North Road  
 
Darlington      
 
Dinsdale
 
Teesside Airport  
 
Allens West  
 
Eaglescliffe    
 
Thornaby    
 
Middlesbrough      
 
South Bank  
 
Redcar British Steel (Service suspended)
 
Redcar Central      
 
Redcar East  
 
Longbeck  
 
Marske  
 
Saltburn  

There is a basic hourly service in each direction, west to Bishop Auckland and southeast to Darlington. The latter continue through to Middlesbrough and Saltburn.[4] On Sundays there is also an hourly service each way until mid-evening.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Report of meeting with Steve Payne, Tees Valley Unlimited" North East Coastliners news article 29 June 2015; Retrieved 17 February 2017
  2. ^ Shildon station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 February 2017
  3. ^ Historic England. "Shildon Signal Box (1390827)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, May 2018
Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line
  Historical railways  
Aycliffe Lane
Line and station open
  Stockton and Darlington Railway   South Church
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Aycliffe Lane
Line and station open
  North Eastern Railway
Stockton and Darlington Railway
  West Auckland
Line and station closed

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 54°37′34″N 1°38′12″W / 54.6262°N 1.6368°W / 54.6262; -1.6368