Gilesgate railway station, Durham
(1844-1966)

place and railway station

Closed aged c. 122

Durham railway station serves the city of Durham, England, on the East Coast Main Line. The station is managed by Virgin Trains East Coast. Despite its small functional capacity, the station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line and is called at by many intercity services travelling the route. The travel time between Durham and London King's Cross, 254 miles (409 km) south, is around three hours on a high-speed Virgin Trains East Coast service.

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Photo of Gilesgate railway station, Durham brushed metal plaque
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Gilesgate Station. This building was constructed as the station terminus of Durham City's first railway line which branched from the first main line south at Belmont Junction and which opened for goods traffic on 15th April 1844. The introduction of a passenger service on 19th June followed the highly acclaimed main line opening of the previous day. The station lost its passenger status in 1857 when the present main line station opened, and finally closed on 7th November 1966. The line was obliterated when work began on 1967 on the A690 dual carriageway linking Durham with the A1(M) at Carrville.

Station Lane, Durham, United Kingdom where it sited