Useful Links-

Train Operating Companies

Network Rail

Network Rail is the owner, operator and maintainer of Britain’s rail infrastructure

Northern Rail

Northern Rail is the operator of the Northern Rail franchise for Northumberland, Teeside, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire, and beyond.

Grand Central

Grand Central Services. Sunderland – King’s Cross.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express offers services from Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport and Liverpool.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast is the main line operator between London King’s Cross and Darlington, Newcastle, and Edinburgh.

Ticketing and Travel Information

National Rail

The official source for UK train times, time tables, and booking services.

Northern Rail Timetables

The timetables for Northern Rail.

Travel Line

Local and National public transport information.

BR Fares

Lists all fares between any two stations.

Cheap Train Tickets

Tips on how to save money on train tickets.

Bishop Line

The Darlington to Bishop Auckland line.

Connect Tees Valley

One stop shop for travel information in the Tees Valley for Trains, Bus, Planes, and Taxi services.

Bus Information

National Express Group
Bus, coach, and rail services.

Plus Bus

Cheap Bus travel card that you can buy with your train ticket.


Local Bus Company operator.

Rail User Group

NE Coastliners

Rail User group representing users and friends of the Durham Coast railway line.

Passenger Focus

Independent National Rail consumer watchdog.

Rail Future

The independent campaign for a better rail network.


The Association of Community Rail Partnerships.

Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport.

Car Hire

Co-wheels Hartlepool

Hartlepool’s community car club with a dedicated car available to hire at Hartlepool train station.


Train Taxi

National guide to taxis serving railway stations, underground, and Metros.

London Information


London Underground services and London Bus Services.

Dept. of Transport


Department of Transport Official Government site for travel by air, road, rail, and sea.