Its historical relevance links back to World War II, the railway and marshy land made Newton Aycliffe a perfect location for munitions factories. The factories were largely staffed by local women, the famous “Aycliffe Angels” who came from the surrounding towns and villages to work at the factory filling shells and bullets and assembling detonators and fuses for the war effort.
The industrial estate, Aycliffe Business Park is the largest business park in the North East and is home to high-profile businesses such as Gestamp Tallent, Hitachi Rail Europe, 3M, Inovyn, Husqvarna and PWS.
The town is a short walk from the station.
For more information on the facilities at Newton Aycliffe Station visit the National Rail website.