Train Leaving Darlington Station

Transforming Darlington Station

LNER has released a new virtual video, that will show off what Darlington Station will look like once it has completed its transformation work.

As part of the £140 million project to transform the station, two new platforms will be delivered on the eastern side, as well as a new multi-storey car park, a transport interchange, and a new gateway entrance.

London North Eastern Railway’s Head of Stations, Steve Wilson, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to share this virtual video commissioned by LNER which demonstrates how the project will give Darlington a station it can be proud of. It’s particularly fitting that the work being carried out to transform Darlington Station is due to complete towards the end of 2025, when a nationwide celebration is taking place to mark 200 years since the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825 – a journey that truly changed the world.”

The project of transformation comes as a result of collaboration between a number of organisations, including the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Mayor Ben Houchen, alongside LNER, Network Rail and Darlington Borough Council.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen also commented:

“It’s high time Darlington had a modern gateway deserving of its rising status and we’ve led the way in getting this project built. This flythrough shows just how big the overhaul is – and how we’re honouring the existing station with a vibrant entrance hall and two crucial new platforms. We’re creating thousands of new job opportunities in the town and across the wider region, and this work is vital to cut journey times, ensure we get more services both here and further afield, and improve access to these jobs.”

 

Image credit: iStock

Video credit: LNER

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