Allens West railway station

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Allens West National Rail
Allens West railway station 1.jpg
Local authorityStockton-on-Tees
Grid referenceNZ413145
Station codeALW
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 59,316
2015/16Increase 63,190
2016/17Increase 65,414
2017/18Decrease 64,792
2018/19Increase 65,136
1940Station opens as Allens West Halt
4 October 1970Station renamed Allens West
National RailUK railway stations
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Allens West from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Allens West railway station is in the town of Eaglescliffe within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, England. It is located on the Tees Valley Line 7 miles (11 km) west of Middlesbrough and 8 miles (13 km) east of Darlington. The station is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.


The station is unmanned and has no permanent buildings other than standard waiting shelters on each platform. Ticket Machines are now available on each platform but you can still purchase a ticket on the train. Facilities here were improved in April 2013. The package for this station included new fully lit waiting shelters, renewed station signage, digital CIS displays and the installation of CCTV. The long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements.[1] Train running information can be obtained via the public payphone on platform 2 and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the nearby level crossing.[2]


Opened by the London and North Eastern Railway during the Second World War as an unadvertised station to serve a nearby Royal Navy stores depot, the station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Following the construction of new housing in the area the station became an advertised public station on 3 October 1971 [3]

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways. The level crossing here was upgraded by Network Rail in the autumn 2013 from automatic half barriers to full controlled barriers with obstacle detection after several 'near misses' resulting from pedestrians avoiding the lowered barriers and crossing the tracks in front of approaching trains.[4]


Northern Trains Route 3:
Bishop & Tees Valley Lines
Bishop Auckland Parking
Shildon Bicycle facilities
Newton Aycliffe Parking Bicycle facilities
Heighington Parking
North Road Bicycle facilities
Darlington Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Teesside Airport Airport interchange
Allens West Bicycle facilities
Eaglescliffe Parking Bicycle facilities
Thornaby Parking Bicycle facilities
Middlesbrough Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
South Bank Bicycle facilities
British Steel Redcar
Redcar Central Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Redcar East Bicycle facilities
Longbeck Bicycle facilities
Marske Bicycle facilities
Saltburn Bicycle facilities
There are currently no trains calling at
British Steel Redcar until further notice.

Monday to Saturdays, there are two trains per hour westbound to Darlington and eastbound to Middlesbrough and beyond (Saltburn).[5] Alternate westbound trains continue beyond Darlington to Bishop Auckland. Services are now operated mostly by Class 156 and Class 158 Sprinter DMUs, the old Class 142 Pacer units having been withdrawn from service.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction, with most trains extended to Bishop Auckland westbound. Two direct services to/from Hartlepool avoiding Thornaby and Middlesbrough also stop here.


  1. ^ "Tees Valley Unlimited Progress Report" (PDF). TVU. TVU. December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ Allens West station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 15 February 2017
  3. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations by G.Croughton and others
  4. ^ "Level crossing at Allens West being upgraded after two near-misses with children" Blackburn, Mike, Gazette Live news article 20-11-2013; Retrieved 15 February 2017
  5. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, December 2019
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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Tees Valley Line

Coordinates: 54°31′26″N 1°21′47″W / 54.524°N 1.363°W / 54.524; -1.363