Bishop Auckland Railway Station

National Rail Travel Centre

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Booking Line: 01388-661394

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Monday - Saturday 0900-1215 & 1245-1600

In person

At our Travel Centre at Bishop Auckland Railway Station

Monday - Saturday 0900 - 1600


By phone

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

Monday - Saturday 0900 - 1600

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)

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Bishop Trains Excursions By Rail

Excursions By Rail

Festive Capital Express

Saturday 7th December 2019


Santa's special festive train

to Edinburgh


Bookings Open Soon

From Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, 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.

Bookings open soon

Bookings open soon - watch this space.

For updates - follow us on facebook @BishopTrains


The Weardale Adventurer

Saturday 18 May 2019

Saturday 15 June 2019

Saturday 17 August 2019


Evening Beer & Gin Train

to Stanhope


Bookings Now Open!  

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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