Public consultation has started on plans for the £100m redevelopment of Darlington Station before planning applications are submitted on 8 June. According to the council: ‘The project will deliver the biggest transformation of the station area in decades providing modern, pedestrian-friendly travel interchanges for the town and the wider region’.
It adds: ‘Darlington is a key station on the East Coast Main Line, providing access to and from London, Newcastle, Edinburgh and other national destinations as well as access to the Tees Valley. Darlington is currently a congested station, which impacts on the train services and without investment has no capacity to accommodate more trains. To enable the growth in train services in the coming years, improvements are required’ .
Funding is being sought from central government alongside funds already committed by Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA).