'Key stops' on rail line improved in County Durham

Two railway stations' facilities in County Durham have been improved.

A new shelter, seats and signs have recently been installed at North Road station in Darlington as well as a resurfaced platform at Dinsdale.

David Lyonette, from Darlington Borough Council, said the improvements are for "key stops" on the Bishop Auckland to Saltburn railway line.

He said: "The improvements represent our commitment to improve the travel choices for people in Darlington."

He added that a new information screen to show arrival and departure times is also due to be installed at North Road.

Access ramps and hand rails will also be added to each platform at Dinsdale later in the year.

The improvements, carried out by Network Rail, were funded in part by the Tees Valley Metro Project which is dedicated to upgrading rail stations across the Tees Valley area.

Northern Rail and Bishop Trains are also looking for volunteers for their service disruption team which is to provide passengers with information during times of disruption to services.

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