North East Coastliners

"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"

From Monday (14 September) we are introducing new timetables, so please check before you travel as there may be a changes to your train times.

We’re working around the clock to keep trains and stations clean so you can travel with confidence. If you are travelling with us, all we ask is that you play your part by:

  • wearing a face covering on-board and in stations (exemptions apply)

  • buy your ticket through our app or by contactless payment where possible

  • wash your hands before and after your journey

  • take your face covering and litter with you

Due to the Kings Cross engineering blockade there are no services to London this weekend by any operator. Also because of engineering work on the Durham coast, Northern trains are replaced by buses between Sunderland and Middlesbrough so Seaham, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew and Billingham will have a train free weekend!

Northern introduce their new Autumn timetable from 14th September whilst Grand Central add the fifth sevices (four on a Sunday) with evening services south and early morning services north with effect from 20th September.


  • From 26 July we will run three daily return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross, and two return services a day between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross. Updated timetables are available online.

  • From Sunday 23 August, we’re adding a fourth daily return service between Sunderland and London Kings Cross. We’ll let you know when these trains are open for ticket sales and seat reservations, so keep an eye out for updates.

  • From 13 September, we’ll be adding a third daily return service between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross. Tickets and reservations are likely to be available in August.