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Visit Locomotion car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit Locomotion car-free. It’s a short walk from Shildon railway station near Darlington.

Bishop Auckland or Newton Aycliffe (both about 5mins), Darlington (15 mins), Eaglescliffe (40 mins), Thornaby (45 mins), Middlesbrough (50 mins), Red Car (65 mins), Saltburn (75 mins), Red Car

Bus 1 and bus 5 from Bishop Auckland (about 30 mins) and Darlington (30 mins) also stop on Dale Road, just outside Locomotion. Bus 99 runs to Shildon from Spennymoor.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

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Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Locomotion

George Stephenson’s 1825 Locomotion made railway history in this town. Now, together with the National Railway Museum site in York, it forms the world’s biggest railway museum with historic engines, carriages, and interactive displays.

For any queries about visiting contact Locomotion on 033 0058 0058 or

Address: Locomotion, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon DL4 2RE. Visit Website