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New pedestrian and cycle path to Durham railway station


Find out about the work completed in 2017 to create better links to Durham Railway Station for cyclists and pedestrians.

The background

The terrain around Durham Station is challenging for cyclists, as it is located at the top of a steep hill. Currently there is no formal cycle route provided, so cyclists make their way up to the station either via undesignated routes or by pushing their bicycles.

What did we do?

We created a new shared use pedestrian and cycle path to compliment the existing cycle and pedestrian route on the east side of A691 Framwellgate Peth to the train station.  

  • We also provided new pedestrian access via steps just to north of existing railway bridge 
  • Widened the existing footpath to station on the west side of A691 Framwellgate Peth 
  • Improved street lighting and surfacing
  • Improved the current wooded environment with new trees and woodland wildflower planting 

Why did we do this work?

  • To help improve key cycling links to the railway station
  • To create better pedestrian access routes to the railway station

Local Enterprise Partnership

The project was funded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the North East Growth Deal from Government. The Local Growth Fund supports major capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport across the North East LEP area. The works were planned in conjunction with Virgin East Coast as the station operator.

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000

Regeneration and Development
03000 262 040
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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