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A train ride from York to Newcastle via Darlington and Durham

A High Speed Journey on the East Coast Mainline the mainline from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh a journey along the vale of York into North East England

Operater: there are principaly three train companies that cover this route East Coast, Cross Country, and First Transpennine Express

Journey: time is from just under 1 hour to just over an hour depending on which operater and train you use

The trains between York and Newcastle are frequent between the three train companies. Most of the trains that use this strech of line are long distance trains and this is just a short leg of their journey. For example it could be a London to Inverness train if you are using East Coast. It could be a Aberdeen to Penzance tain 2014 timetable if making the journey in a southerly direction using Cross Country which would be the longest journey you could make on one train in the UK in 2014. It could be a Liverpool to Newcastle train a relatively short journey at the side of the last two journeys mentioned but still a good distance if using First Transpennine Express. See the relevant timetables for more info

Timetable download pdf format


London King?s Cross,
Stevenage, Peterborough,
Grantham,
Newark North Gate, Lincoln Central, Retford, Doncaster,
Wakefield Westgate,
Leeds,
Shipley, Bradford Forster Square, Keighley, Skipton, Harrogate, Selby, Brough, Hull, York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Haymarket, Motherwell, Glasgow Central, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Gleneagles, Perth, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore, Inverness train times

Click here to download the current East Coast London King?s Cross, Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark North Gate, Lincoln Central, Retford, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, Shipley, Bradford Forster Square, Keighley, Skipton, Harrogate, Selby, Brough, Hull, York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Haymarket, Motherwell, Glasgow Central, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Gleneagles, Perth, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore, Inverness
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Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway, Winchester, Basingstoke, Guildford,
Reading,
Oxford,
Banbury,
Leamington Spa,
Coventry,
Birmingham International,
Penzance,
Truro,
St Austell,
Newquay,
Bodmin Parkway,
Liskeard,
Plymouth,
Totnes, Paignton, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Exeter St Davids, Tiverton Parkway, Taunton, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa,
Birmingham New Street, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, York  Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Motherwell, Glasgow Central, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Aberdeeen train times

Click here to download the current Cross Country Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway, Winchester, Basingstoke, Guildford, Reading, Oxford, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Birmingham International, Penzance, Truro, St Austell, Newquay, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Plymouth, Totnes, Paignton, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Exeter St Davids, Tiverton Parkway, Taunton, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa, Birmingham New Street, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, York Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Motherwell, Glasgow Central, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Aberdeeen
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Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Rd, Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, Garforth, South Milford, Selby, Brough, Hull, York, Malton, Seamer, Scarborough, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Yarm, Thornaby, Middlesbrough, Durham, Chester-le-Street,Newcastle train times

Click here to download the current First Transpennine Express Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Rd, Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, Garforth, South Milford, Selby, Brough, Hull, York, Malton, Seamer, Scarborough, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Yarm, Thornaby, Middlesbrough, Durham, Chester-le-Street,Newcastle
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Inside York Station

York Station


East Coast train at York

Our train at York. It is a London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train


Pulling out of York on a train

Pulling out of York station our next stop will be Darlington


On the East Coast Mainline on a train at York

Heading away from York station


North of York station on Cifton Curve on board a London Kings Cross Edinburgh train

Heading north out of York on Clifton Curve. We get a good view towards the back of the train as we,round the curve


Acomb Landing Sewage Works York as seen from a train

We then pass Yorkshire Waters Acomb Landing Water Treatment Works as we head away from York


The York Ring Road the A1237 seen from the East Coast Mainline

We then pass under the York Ring Road the A1237 which we have just done in this shot


Heading Away from York in a,northerly direction on a train

We are now traveling at high speed as we leave York behind


Sat on an East Coast London to Edinburgh train near Shipton by Beningbrough

Heading north along the East coast mainline just south of Shipton by Beningbrough


 The Sidings Hotel & Il Treno Restaurant from a East Coast London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train

We then pass a very unusual and unique hotel and restaurant the The Sidings Hotel & Il Treno Restaurant in Shipton by Beningbrough. The carriges we can see form a restaurant and hotel rooms
For more info see their
Website


The Sidings Shipton by Beningbrough

Another view of the hotel


The Sidings Hotel Shipton by Beningbrough on a London Edinburgh train

Heading away from the Sidings hotel


North of Shipton by Beningbrough on the East Coast Mainline

Heading away from Shipton By Beningbrough


Halfway marker sign between London and Edinburgh on the,East Coast Mainline

Shortly after we pass the sign marking the halfway point between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh just south of Tollerton. There are a number of signs showing the distances to London and Edinburgh in this area as well dating back to the 1930's. They are all now listed monuments. Given the Selby diversion built in the 1980's their accuracy has to be questioned but still they are magnificent


Passing the Former Tollerton station on a London to Edinburgh train

We then pass the site of the former Tollerton station which is just on the other side of the bridge we have just passed under which carries Station Road from the villiage of Tollerton just before it turns into Sykes Lane


North of Tollerton on the East Coast Mainline

Heading away from Tollerton


Passing the South Carolina Farm and Caravan site on a London to Edinburgh train

As we speed north we pass South Carolina Farm and caravan site that can be seen in this shot


Speeding north between York and Thirsk on an East Coast train

As we speed north the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors come into view


The White Horse of Kilburn Sutton Bank from a high speed London Kings,Cross to Edinburgh Train

The famous White Horse of Kilburn on Sutton Bank then comes into view. The White Horse was created in 1857 by removing the topsoil exposing the underlaying sandstone and covering it in limestone chippings. It is said to be the largest and most northerly hill figure in England


On the East Coast Mainline passing under West Moor Rd North Yorkshire on an East Coast train

We pass under West Moor Rd which we have just done in this shot


Heading north on the East Coast Mainline just south of Thirsk

Speeding north in the direction of Thirsk it has to be remembered for most of the journey from York we have been traveling at 125 miles an hour on one of the UK's fastest streches of railway line


The Kilburn White Horse from the East Coast Mainline

We get another view of the Kilburn White Horse


South of Thirsk looking at the Kilburn White Horse on Sutton Bank off a train

The Kilburn White Horse is in sight for quite a distance despite the speed we are traveling at


The edge of the North York Moors from the East Coast Mainline

As we head towards Thirsk we are looking at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors from the eastern side of the train which we are on. We are traveling up the Vale of York if you look out of the Window on the opposite side of the train the Western side at this point you will be able to see the hills of the Yorkshire Dales which are Pennines.


On the East Coast Mainline Heading North towards Thirsk

Speeding north towards Thirsk


Approaching Thirsk on at Speed on an London to Edinburgh express

Approaching Thirsk station at high speed


Speeding through Thirsk on an East Coast Express

As we speed through Thirsk station we get a,glimpse of a First Transpennine Express Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport train pulling into the southbound platform


Speeding away from Thirsk Station

As we speed away from Thirsk station you realise if you had blinked you would never have seen it


A view of the North York Moors from a train on the East Coast Mainline north of Thirsk

As we head away from Thirsk the North York Moors are ever present in the east


Passing the site of Otterington railway station with an old mk 2 carriage parked up

We then pass the site of the old Otterington railway station. We can see an old Mk2 parked up in this shot. In days gone the coach we can see could have been passing this spot hauled by a Deltic on the Flying Scotsman or the Talisman and if not this particular coach ones like it would definitely have been


Between Otterington and Northallerton on a East Coast Train

Speeding towards Northallerton


A view of the North York Moors from a train between Thirsk and Northallerton

The North Yorkshire Moors are still in view as we head north


Flying through Northallerton on a Express train

Passing through Northallerton at high speed


A view of the railway to Yarm and Middlesbrough from a East Coast London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train at Northallerton

The line to Yarm and Middlesbrough can be seen as we head away from Northallerton station


North of Northalerton on the East Coast Mainline

Heading away from Northallerton


Between Northallerton and Darlington on an East Coast train

North of Northallerton


The East Coast Mainline north of Northallerton

Heading in the direction of Darlington


Scenery between Northallerton and Darlington off a East Coast train

Between Northallerton and Darlington


The northen edge of the North York Moors seen off a train on the East Coast Mainline

As we head north we get some more views of the North York Moors


Crossing the river Tees on an East Coast London to Edinburgh train just south of Hurworth Place

We then cross the River Tees just to the south of the village of Hurworth Place which we have done in this shot


South of Darlington on a London to Edinburgh train

As we speed north we catch another view of the North Yorkshire Moors in the distance


The East Coast Mainline near Darlington

Heading ever Northwards


Shot off an East Coast Train

Drawing closer to Darlington


Passing under the A66 south of Darlington on a London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train

We then pass under the A66 which we have just done in this shot


The Southern approaches to Darlington on the East Coast Mainline

Making our approach to Darlington


Crossing Parkside Darlington on the East Coast main railway line

We then cross Parkside which we have just done in this shot. The bridge we can see is the Darlington to Middlesbrough line that is about to join us


Junction of the East Coast Main Line and the Darlington to Middlesbrough line south of Darlington station

The line from Middlesbrough comes in to join us


Freight Train Darlington from a East Coast London to Edinburgh line

A frieght train passes us just before we head into Darlington station


Heading into Darlington railway station from the south

We pull off the main line to go into Darlington station. The line we can see is used by trains that do not stop at Darlington


South end of Darlington station

Heading into Darlington station


Darlington station on an East Coast Train

Making our way into Darlington station


Northern Rail Pacers in Darlington

We pass to Northern Rail Pacers that are parked on the platform often used by trains bound for Middlesbrough


Slowing down in Darlington station on an East Coast train

As we slow down how many people traveling on this express train between the English and the Scotish capital cities realise they are now in the area and one of the two towns that gave birth to the modern world


Sweeping into Darlington on a London Kimgs Cross to Edinburgh train

Been at the front of the train we get to see almost all of the station before we come to a halt


On board an East Coast train at Darlington

Virtually stopped our first stop since leaving York 48 miles and 28 minutes ago


Awaiting Departure at Darlington

Arrived at Darlington.
Darlington is Home to the Stockton and Darlington railway the worlds first public railway opened in 1825 the importance of which should not be underestimated. Without this the train we are on now would not be here and the things we take for granted today may never have happened as most things we do relies on our ability to move around easily which is what the railways gave us and made things possible that had never been possible before.

Also how many people making the journey from London to Edinburgh for lesuire would think of alighting here and make the journey to Newcastle (which will take 28 mins on this train) via Middlesbrough using part of the Worlds oldest railway and then onto Newcastle via the beautiful undiscovered County Durham Coast through the great north eastern city of Sunderland and then onto Newcastle where you can rejoin the train to Edinburgh. Going this way could add maybe 3 to 4 hours to your journey depending on change times but a wonderful way of seeing the north east of England
To see how to do this and more information on The Stockton and Darlington Railway see my
train ride from Darlington to Middlesbrough
and my
Train ride from Middlesbrough to Newcastle


Pulling out of Darlington our next stop will be Newcastle

Pulling out of Darlington our next stop will be Darlington


North end of Darlington station

Leaving Darlington station


The East Coast Mainline Darlington

We then rejoin the mainline which we are doing in this shot


Passing Teeside University Darlington on an East Coast London to Edinburgh train

We then pass Teeside University as we head away from Darlington station


Passing under Haughton Rd north of Darlington station on an East Coast Train

We then pass under Haughton Road


North of Darlington on the East Coast Mainline Railway

Making our way out of Darlington


Gathering speed as we head away from Darlington

We gather speed as,we head away from Darlington


On an East Coast Train heading towards Durham

Heading north away from Darlington


Brafferton County Durham off an London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train

We then pass the village of Brafferton that can be seen through the trees in this shot


Speeding north on an East Coast train near Newton Ayclife

Heading north we are currently near to Newton Aycliffe


Heading north between Darlington and Durham on an East Coast train

Speeding Northwards


Heading towards Ferryhill on the East Coast Main Line

Heading in the towards Ferryhill


Approaching Ferryhill we can see the freight only line coming in from Stockton and Middlesbrough

As we approach the site of the old Ferryhill station we can see the freight only line from Stockton and Middlesbrough coming in to join us


Passing Ferryhill County Durham on an East Coast Train

Passing Ferryhill


Ferryhill County Durham North East England

Speeding north past Ferryhill




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Om an East Coast train North East England

Heading north past Ferryhill in the direction of Durham



The Northern end of Ferryhill County Durham on the East Coast Mainline

We then reach the northern end of the Ferryhill site and junction


Speeding away from Ferryhill on an East Coast Train

Heading away from Ferryhill


Tursdale Business park from a train on the East Coast Mainline

We then pass the Tursdale Business Park. This was formaly NCB Tursdale Workshops which repaired machinery from coal mines all over the county


South of Sunderland Bridge on the East Coast Mainline

Speeding Northwards


On the East Coast Mainline near Sunderland Bridge

We then enter a cutting close to Sunderland Bridge


Making our way through the cutting between Sunderland Bridge and Croxdale

Making our way through the cutting that is situated between Sunderland Bridge and Croxdale


South of Durham on the East Coast Mainline

Heading north towards Durham


South of Durham on the East Coast Mainline on an East Coast Train

Making our way northwards on the East Coast Mainline


County Durham from an East Coast London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train

Heading ever northwards


Heading towards Durham

Durham draws ever closer


Taken out of a London to Edinburgh train

We start to approach Durham


Durham Cathedral

We then cross the Durham Viaduct just before we pass through the station. From here we get an excellent view of Durham Cathederal


Passing through Durham Station on an East Coast Express

We then pass through Durham station. Many trains do stop here but not this one


Heading away from Durham Cathederal

As we head away from Durham we get a good view of the Cathederal


Durham Cathederal becoming more distant off a northbound East Coast train

Durham Cathederal disapears into the distance as we head north


Between Durham and Chester Le Street on the East Coast Mainline

Heading north between Durham and Chester Le Street


South of Chester Le Street on an East Coast Train

Making our way towards Chester Le Street


Entering Cheter Le Street on the East Coast Mainline

We then head into Chester Le Street


Crossing Waldbridge Rd Chester Le Street on a,East Coast Train

We then cross Waldbridge Road as we pass through Chester Le Street


Speeding through Chester Le Street Station

We then speed through Chester Le Street station


On an East Coast London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train flying through Chester Le Street station

Another view of Chester Le Street station as we shoot through it


Passing Chester Le Street Tescos on a high viaduct

We then pass over Chester Le Street Tescos on a high viaduct


Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium from a train

We then pass Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium


Komat'su Factory Newcastle

We pass the Komat'su factory that manufactures Excavators etc


Another view of the Komat'su Factory

Another view of the Komat'su Factory


Heading towards Newcastle Upon Tyne on a train

Heading in the direction of Newcastle


Near the Angel of the North

As we head towards Newcastle we pass the Angel of the North that can be seen in the distance from where we are now although this shot is not taken at the right angle to see it


Passing TWP Packaging on an train

We,then pass TWP Packaging


Brunel St Gateshead

We then pass Brunel St Gateshead as we head towards Newcastle


Passing Gateshead on a London Edinburgh train

Passing through Gateshead


Crossing Lobley Hill Rd

We then cross Lobley Hill Rd


Alston St Gateshead

We pass Alston St


The Line from Carlise and the Gateshead Metro Centre Newcastle

The line from the Gateshead Metro Centre and Carlise then passes beneath us and starts to rise up to join us,which can be,seen in this shot


The railway from Carlise Newcastle

The line from Carlise raises up to our level


Looking back in the direction of the Gateshead Metro Centre

The line from Carlise is now running along side us as we make our approach to Newcastle


The line to Gateshead

The line that would take you to the old Gateshead head station and Sunderland heads off. Sometimes trains from the south and Carlise will use this line and cross the Tyne on the High Level Bridge entering Newcastle Central Station from the north. We will be using King Edward V11 bridge to cross the River Tyne and enter the station from the south


Approaching King Edward V11 Bridge

Approaching King Edward V11 Bridge


The line from Gateshead

The line from the old Gateshead station etc comes in to join us just before we go onto the bridge


Crossing the River Tyne on the King Edward V11 bridge Newcastle

Making our way across the River Tyne


A classic view of the,River Tyne

A Iconic view of the River Tyne as we cross King Edward V11 bridge


King V11 bridge Newcastle

About to leave the bridge


Heading into Newcastle Central Station

Heading towards Newcastle Central Station


A pacer Leaving Newcastle Central station

Newcastle Central Station comes into View


Arriving into Newcastle Central station on a London Kings Cross to Edinburgh train

Heading into Newcastle Central Station


Newcastle Station

Arriving at Newcastle


Newcastle

Arrived at Newcastle


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