The station has an interesting heritage as it used to serve the Royal Ordinance Factory that was based nearby, remains of which can still be seen on the local industrial estate.
The village of Heighington is a short walk to the west of the station and stands on a hill overlooking the Vale of York. It boasts a number of interesting features including a central village green which used to provide overnight security for cattle before they were let out into the fields again the following morning and the village church has a watchtower, one of only three in the area.
The Locomotion No.1 pub which is close by, was the original Station Building and it was here in 1825, that Locomotion No.1, the first passenger train, was placed on the rails.
The Station is adjacent to the Hitachi Rail site and also serves the Lidl distribution centre. A short walk into Aycliffe business you’ll find leisure attractions such as The Fish Tank, Rof 59 and Ruff ‘n’ tumble.
For more information on the facilities at Heighington Station visit the National Rail website.