Over the last few years, preparations have been in place for the construction of a high-speed railway across the UK. This means a lot of changes will be occurring at railway stations across the country, including a multi-million development of Darlington Station.

Yesterday, plans were unveiled for a remodelling of the station, with modern facilities and dedicated platforms for the new high-speed services.

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Although the change won’t be implemented until 2025, it is expected to result in more jobs and much shorter journey times.

Paul Griffiths, Phase 2b Development Director at HS2 commented:

“HS2 represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rebalance the national economy, connecting the North to the Midlands, and the South East.

“It will transform rail travel in this country, connecting eight of the ten largest cities in the UK, as well as improving capacity for consumers and productivity for the economy.

“HS2 trains stopping at Darlington opens up opportunities for jobs and regeneration, not just in the town centre, but across the wider Tees Valley.”

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What do you think? Will this be a positive change to Britain’s rail services?