Shildon railway station

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Not to be confused with Shilton railway station.
Shildon National Rail
Shildon railway station.jpg
Location
Place Shildon
Local authority County Durham
Grid reference NZ235257
Operations
Station code SHD
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 58,478
2012/13 Decrease 56,128
2013/14 Increase 62,270
2014/15 Decrease 50,696
2015/16 Decrease 45,816
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* 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.
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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 34 miles (15.7 km) north west of Darlington.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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 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 to the terminus at Bishop Auckland and the junction there with the now privately owned and operated Weardale Railway to Stanhope.

Services[edit]

There is a basic two-hourly service in each direction (increasing to hourly at peak times), west to Bishop Auckland and southeast to Darlington. Most of the latter continue through to Middlesbrough and Saltburn.[3] On Sundays there is also a two-hourly service each way, with a single through train to and from Whitby via the Esk Valley Line between March and early November.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report of meeting with Steve Payne, Tees Valley Unlimited" North East Coastliners news article 29 June 2015; Retrieved 17 February 2017
  2. ^ Shildon station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 16 February 2017
  3. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, December 2016
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line
Historical railways
Aycliffe Lane
Line open, station closed
  Stockton and Darlington Railway   South Church
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Aycliffe Lane
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Stockton and Darlington Railway
  West Auckland
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 54°37′34″N 1°38′12″W / 54.6262°N 1.6368°W / 54.6262; -1.6368