James Cook railway station

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James Cook National Rail
James Cook
Location
Place Park End
Local authority Middlesbrough
Coordinates 54°33′06″N 1°12′30″W / 54.5518°N 1.2083°W / 54.5518; -1.2083Coordinates: 54°33′06″N 1°12′30″W / 54.5518°N 1.2083°W / 54.5518; -1.2083
Grid reference NZ512177
Operations
Station code JCH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
History
18 May 2014 Station opened
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James Cook railway station[1] (also referred to as James Cook University Hospital railway station) is a station that serves the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Esk Valley Line between Middlesbrough railway station and Marton railway station. It also serves the surrounding areas of Park End, Berwick Hills and the new under construction Prissick sports village.[2]

The new £2.2 million, 113m long single platform station includes a fully lit waiting shelter with seating, CCTV coverage and passenger information via an electronic screen and public address announcements.[3][4]

The station serves James Cook University Hospital.

History[edit]

Plans for the building of a station at the hospital had been discussed for some 25 years, including as part of the Tees Valley Metro project. The station was finally given the green light by Middlesbrough Council's planning committee in January 2013 and construction work started in January 2014.[5] The station opened to the public on 18 May 2014,[6] and was opened officially by Minister of State for Transport, Baroness Kramer on 18 July 2014.[7]

Services[edit]

The station is served by seventeen trains per day (each way) operating between Middlesbrough and Nunthorpe with four of the trains continuing on to Whitby. Sunday services (four each way) operate during the spring/summer timetable period from late March until early November.[8]

Projected figures are that the new station could be used for 813 journey trips per day.[9][10]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries : James Cook (JCH)". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough Borough Council : Major Schemes Prissick Sports Village". Middlesbrough Borough Council. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Community Consultation - Proposed Rail Halt at James Cook University Hospital
  4. ^ "Work begins on new £2.2m rail station at the back of James Cook University Hospital". Middlesbrough Evening Gazette Live. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Work begins on new £2.2m rail station at the back of James Cook University Hospital". Middlesbrough Evening Gazette Live. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Middlesbrough James Cook Hospital railway station opens". BBC Tees News. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "James Cook Hospital railway station opened by transport minister". Middlesbrough Evening Gazette Live. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Esk Valley Railway : Northern Rail Timetable". Esk Valley Railway Development Company. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "James Cook University Hospital set for £2.2m railway link". Middlesbrough Evening Gazette. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Railway station approved for James Cook Hospital". BBC News. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.