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 3⁄4 miles (15.7 km) north west of Darlington.
|Local authority||County Durham|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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. 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 on the train or prior to travel, as there are no ticketing facilities here. 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 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.
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. On Sundays there is also an hourly service each way until mid-evening.
- "Report of meeting with Steve Payne, Tees Valley Unlimited" North East Coastliners news article 29 June 2015; Retrieved 17 February 2017
- Shildon station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 February 2017
- Historic England. "Shildon Signal Box (1390827)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
- Table 44 National Rail timetable, May 2018
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tees Valley Line
Line and station open
|Stockton and Darlington Railway||South Church|
Line open, station closed
Line and station open
|North Eastern Railway
Stockton and Darlington Railway
Line and station closed
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