This line is mostly open. This was the first public line to employ steam power from its opening. Line line was 25 miles long, engineered by George Stephenson and opened in September 1825 from Witton Park to Stockton Quay. The gauge of this line was accepted as standard gauge and is used in Britain and throughout the world.
|/ /1821||Stockton and Darlington Railway|
|/ /1825||Charles Tennant|
Visits the Stockton and Darlington Railway with his family.
|/ /1825||Stockton and Darlington Railway|
Line opened from Witton Park (by Shildon) to Stockton Quay
|/ /1827||Black Boy Branch (Stockton and Darlington Railway)|
Line opened from Shildon to the Black Boy Incline to the Black Boy Colliery, Adelaide Pit, Eldon Pit and Deanery Pit.
|30/11/1841||Stockton and Darlington Railway|
Runs service from Darlington (North Road) to the Clarence Railway's terminus at Coxhoe. (This was in anticipation of the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway's opening.)
|05/05/1842||Stockton and Darlington Railway|
Runs service from Darlington (North Road) to its South Church terminus. This was in anticipation of the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway opening.
|16/07/1846||Leeds and Thirsk Railway|
Second Leeds and Thirsk Act gives powers to open a line from Northallerton to Billingham on the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway, Eaglescliffe on the Stockton and Darlington Railway and Stockton on the Clarence Railway.
|30/07/1855||Dearness Valley Railway|
Act passed for line between Durham and Waterhouses. Line connected at western end with colliery line to East Hedleyhope and tortuous line to Crook via the Stanley Inclines of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
|30/06/1862||Eden Valley RailwayStockton and Darlington Railway|
Eden Valley Railway bought by the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
|30/06/1862||South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway|
Absorbed by Stockton and Darlington Railway.
|/ /1863||Stockton and Darlington RailwayNorth Eastern Railway|
Stockton and Darlington Railway absorbed by the North Eastern Railway.
This line is divided into a number of portions.
This is a two platform station. Services are extremely sparse and public transport links to the airport no longer exist. ...More details
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