The Anonymous Widower

Proposals Submitted To Create Darlington To Dales Rail Link

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Durham County Council web site.

These paragraphs outline the proposals.

The proposals will focus on development of the Darlington-Dales corridor, improving the connectivity of towns and villages along the Weardale line. It will also review the possibility of providing a link to Crook.

This new rail link would support economic development along the Darlington-Dales corridor, helping to attract visitors and boost spend in these areas by connecting tourism sites including Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland town centre, the Durham Dales, and the Weardale Railway.

The enhanced rail connectivity would also enable residents to access wider education and job opportunities, while reducing the environmental impact of the county’s transport system by providing an alternative to cars.

It looks at first glance to be practical proposals, that could be easily achieved without spending a fortune.

As Teesside has a plentiful supply of hydrogen and is even planning a depot for hydrogen trains, what would new Alstom Aventra hydrogen trains between Weardale and Saltburn via Darlington, do for tourism in the area?

September 8, 2022 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. Surely you mean *without* spending a fortune

    Comment by MilesT | September 9, 2022 | Reply

  2. Thanks! Fixed!

    Comment by AnonW | September 9, 2022 | Reply

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