Bishop Auckland Railway Station

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Ticket Sales Line: 01388-661394

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Monday - Saturday 09:00-12:15 & 12:45-16:00

In person

At our Travel Centre at Bishop Auckland Railway Station

Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 12:15 & 12:45 - 16:00


By phone

Call the Excursions by Rail Reservations Team on 01388-661394 (option 2)

Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 12:15 & 12:45 - 16:00

If your call is not answered, please leave a message on answerphone and we will ring you back.



By using the online web booking form for the tour.

How to Book    

Optional Meal Service (On the Festive Capital Express optional meals are only available in 1st class)

Festive Capital Express

Saturday 23rd November 2019


Santa's special festive train

to Edinburgh


Bookings Now Open!

From Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, Eaglescliffe, Stockton, Durham & Chester-le-Street


From festive shopping and fairy lights to picturesque ice skating, we've got Christmas all wrapped up on our special excursion train to Edinburgh.

Expected to sell quickly.

Early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment!


The Weardale Adventurer

Saturday 18 May 2019

Saturday 15 June 2019

Saturday 17 August 2019


Evening Beer & Gin Train

to Stanhope


Sorry - all beer trains are now fully booked

From Bishop Auckland


- Price includes a drink on the outward journey & return journeys.

- Street Food, Live Music & Caps Off trailer bar at Stanhope Station.

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Seats are strictly limited in number so early booking is advisable.

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In partnership with Caps Off

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Watch this space for information on more exciting excursions operated by Bishop Trains with extra trains to be announced for 2019.


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Fish & Chip Special

Saturday 14th September 2019


Evening Fish & Chips Train

to Stanhope


Bookings Now Open!  

From Bishop Auckland


- Price includes fish, chips & mushy peas served to your first class, reserved, seat.

- Leisurely evening excursion through delightful Weardale countryside plus live music at Stanhope Station

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Seats are strictly limited in number so early booking is advisable.

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