Darlington is an historic market town known as the Gateway to the Tees Valley. And if Shildon is cradle to the railways, then Darlington is definitely its birthplace. The world’s first passenger rail journey was on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825, and later became an important centre for railway manufacturing.
To commemorate the town’s contribution to the railways, David Mach’s 1997 work “Train”, a life-size brick sculpture of a steaming locomotive emerging from a tunnel, is located alongside the A66, close to the original Stockton-Darlington railway. Darlington is not just about railways. The town was home to Arthur Wharton, the world’s first Black Professional Footballer, and also the world’s first 100 yard record holder (10 seconds in 1886!) who is viewed as a local hero.
The Northern Echo, a significant regional newspaper was established in the town in 1870 and is still thriving today. As the only town in the UK to be both a Sustainable Travel Town and a Cycling Demonstration Town, Darlington is unique and Local Motion has showcased Darlington nationally as a leader in the sustainable transport field. Darlington has a vibrant pedestrian town centre which hosts many cultural events and has varied shopping facilities, with something for everyone.
For more information on the facilities at Darlington Station visit the National Rail website.
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|London Kings Cross to Aberdeen||Virgin Trains East Coast||16:23||16:23||On time|
|Edinburgh to London Kings Cross||Virgin Trains East Coast||16:28||16:28||On time|
|Darlington to Saltburn||Northern||16:31||16:31||On time|
|Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street||TransPennine Express||16:39||16:39||Cancelled|
|Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle||TransPennine Express||16:41||17:02||Departed 21 Minutes late|
|Bishop Auckland to Saltburn||Northern||16:53||16:53||On time|
|Newcastle to London Kings Cross||Virgin Trains East Coast||16:57||16:57||On time|
|Penzance to Glasgow Central||CrossCountry||17:00||17:00||On time|
|Newcastle to Reading||CrossCountry||17:06||17:06||On time|
|London Kings Cross to Newcastle||Virgin Trains East Coast||17:08||17:08||On time|
|Edinburgh to Plymouth||CrossCountry||17:12||17:12||On time|
|Southampton Central to Newcastle||CrossCountry||17:15||17:15||On time|
|London Kings Cross to Stirling||Virgin Trains East Coast||17:22||17:22||On time|
|Edinburgh to London Kings Cross||Virgin Trains East Coast||17:27||17:27||On time|
|Saltburn to Bishop Auckland||Northern||17:28||17:28||On time|
|Darlington to Saltburn||Northern||17:30||17:30||On time|
|Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street||TransPennine Express||17:36||17:36||On time|
|Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle||TransPennine Express||17:41||17:48||Departed 7 Minutes late|
|Darlington to Saltburn||Northern||17:54||17:54||On time|
|Edinburgh to London Kings Cross||Virgin Trains East Coast||17:58||17:58||On time|
|Plymouth to Dundee||CrossCountry||18:00||18:11||Departed 11 Minutes late|
|Newcastle to Southampton Central||CrossCountry||18:05||18:05||On time|
|London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central||Virgin Trains East Coast||18:09||18:09||On time|
|Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads||CrossCountry||18:13||18:13||On time|
|Reading to Newcastle||CrossCountry||18:15||18:15||On time|