Nunthorpe railway station

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Nunthorpe National Rail
Nunthorpe
Location
Place Nunthorpe
Local authority Redcar and Cleveland
Coordinates 54°31′40″N 1°10′10″W / 54.527895°N 1.169580°W / 54.527895; -1.169580Coordinates: 54°31′40″N 1°10′10″W / 54.527895°N 1.169580°W / 54.527895; -1.169580
Grid reference NZ538150
Operations
Station code NNT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   11,403
2005/06 Increase 12,406
2006/07 Increase 13,747
2007/08 Increase 16,775
2008/09 Increase 23,208
2009/10 Increase 23,828
2010/11 Increase 24,914
2011/12 Decrease 22,304
2012/13 Increase 22,600
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Nunthorpe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Nunthorpe railway station serves the Middlesbrough suburb of Nunthorpe; the station lies within the borough of Redcar and Cleveland in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Esk Valley Line and is operated by Northern Rail who provide all of the station's passenger services. One of the two passing loops on the line is located here and there is a level crossing at the eastern end. The signal box that operates it also supervises the movements of trains on the entire branch and remotely controls the junction further down the line at Battersby.

History[edit]

Nunthorpe was originally on the Middlesbrough and Guisborough Railway line from Middlesbrough to Guisborough and opened in 1854. In 1964, the line between Nunthorpe and Guisborough was closed, meaning Nunthorpe was no longer a junction and only a station on the line to Whitby via Battersby.[1] The December 2007 timetable brought about significant changes, and the service is now better than it has been since the mid-1980s when there was an hourly Nunthorpe - Middlesbrough service including seven Whitby trains.

Tees Valley Metro[edit]

Nunthorpe station is included, along with other sections of the Esk Valley Line, in the proposed Tees Valley Metro. This is a project to upgrade the Esk Valley Line, Tees Valley Line and Durham Coast Line to provide a faster and more frequent service. In the initial phases the services will be heavy rail mostly along existing alignments. The later phase may introduce tram-trains to allow street running. The project is backed by all the local authorities through which the system would run. These include Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-On-Tees and Darlington. Support has also been forthcoming from the Department for Transport.

It will eventually bring improvements to Nunthorpe station, including a park-and-ride system.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday - the service is made up of two components:

The Esk Valley service between Middlesbrough and Whitby (four trains each way per day)

One train per hour (thirteen each way per day) to/from Middlesbrough & Newcastle via the Durham Coast line (two trains run to Darlington rather than Newcastle).[2] The service on this route was substantially improved at the May 2014 timetable change, so as to provide a regular interval service to the new station serving the James Cook University Hospital that opened on 18 May 2014.

Sundays:

The Esk Valley Middlesbrough - Whitby service runs for approximately 32 weeks from the end of March to early November. Four trains each way operate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suggitt, G. (2005). Lost Railways of North & East Yorkshire: Countryside Books. ISBN 1-85306-918-3
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May - December 2014, Table 45
  3. ^ "Esk Valley Railway : Northern Rail Timetable". Esk Valley Railway Development Company. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
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Disused railways
Ormesby   Middlesbrough & Guisborough Railway   Pinchinthorpe