Trains to Northallerton

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Northallerton is a town in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. It was established as a market town in 1200 by Royal Charter and today it maintains its status being a major retail Centre for the local area. Councils and several other associated public sector organisations have their headquarters in town. The town lies in the centre of a large rural area called Vale of Mowbray which is at the northern end of the Vale of York. Historically the area was discovered to be rich of phosphorus reserves which brought industries and wealth to the town which was well connected by road and rail to London and Edinburgh. The railway arrived in the area in the late 19th century. Today Northallerton economy is supported by a mixture of service industries, businesses serving the local farming and collateral agricultural services. Livestock auctions still take place at the local market.

The town is service by Northallerton railway station that is situated between Thirsk to the south and Darlington to the north. London King’s Cross is 218 miles (351.6 km) away. The station is located on the East Coast Main Line and it is managed by TransPennine Express. It is also served by Grand Central and London North Eastern Railway. Passengers wishing to secure cheap railway fares are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to Northallerton. Travellers can access the railway station main entrance from Boroughbridge Road. The station facilities include a ticket office open six-days a week, except Sundays. The station is opened from 5:30am until 8:00pm. Outside these hours travellers can purchase train tickets or collect pre-booked railway tickets from the self-service ticket machines available at this station. Travellers can benefit from toilets and newsagents shop available on the station concourse.

The station is equipped with two platforms both offering heated waiting rooms. CIS displays and timetable posters offer information on train departures, arrivals and timetables.  Customer help-points and step-free access are available to both platforms via ramps from the subway. Designated members of staff are available during ticket office opening hours to aid passengers with accessibility requirements.

Northallerton railway station mainly operates TransPennine Express railway services. From Mondays to Saturdays, two trains per hour are directed southbound, one to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Leeds and Manchester Victoria and one to Manchester Airport stopping at York, Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly.  Northbound trains operate every hour to Middlesbrough and Newcastle. On Sundays train services to Manchester Airport, Liverpool, Newcastle and Middlesbrough run every two hours.

Virgin Trains East Coast operates weekday direct train services from Newcastle to London King's Cross, some of which stop at Northallerton, the train journey to London is approximately two hours and a half long. Peak direct services connecting Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross call at this station. Travellers can benefit from five train services connecting London King’s Cross to Sunderland.

Visitors travelling to Hambleton district are mainly attracted by the tremendous hiking opportunities. Book train tickets to Northallerton to easily access the James Herriot Country, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors easily accessible from the town. Cod Beck Reservoir is a popular venue for picnics, stroll and its natural beauty. The town offers several leisure opportunities from fishing on the Swale or Ure, to visiting the Northallerton Equestrian Centre for indoor and outdoor facilities. On Wednesdays and Saturdays Northallerton hosts in its high street a bustling market popular with locals and that attracts hundreds of visitors each week looking to snap a bargain. On the fourth Wednesday of each month the general stallholders are joined by a farmers’ market selling local produce.