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Train Travel in Durham

Durham train station [map], 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 GNER service.

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:

Train Company Telephone Website
Arriva Trains Northern 0845 600 8008 www.arriva.co.uk
GNER 0845 722 5444 www.gner.co.uk
Virgin trains 0870 789 1234 www.virgintrains.co.uk

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