which is located in the city centre close to the bus station
and shops, is owned by GNER and has recently undergone
a refurbishment programme.
Among the improved facilities is a well equipped travel
centre, where you can buy tickets for rail travel
anywhere in the UK, and a fast-ticket machine for travellers
in a rush. There is also a car park, cycle storage and
bus links to the central tourist area.
A total of 60 InterCity trains from most
major UK towns and cities, including 14 trains from London,
call at Durham on a daily basis and are operated by GNER, Virgin and Arriva.
Durham station lies on the East Coast main line, one
stop south of Newcastle, with journeys from London
King’s Cross taking under three hours on the high-speed
Direct services are also available from other UK cities,
with the journey from Birmingham taking three hours, while
Manchester is two and a half hours away, Edinburgh is
an hour and a half away and York is 45 minutes.
Local rail services to Newcastle, Darlington and Sunderland
are operated by Arriva Trains.
Essential train contact information: