Allens West railway station

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Allens West National Rail
Allens West railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Eaglescliffe
Local authority Stockton-on-Tees
Grid reference NZ413145
Operations
Station code ALW
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 63,630
2012/13 Decrease 62,030
2013/14 Decrease 59,066
2014/15 Increase 59,316
2015/16 Increase 63,190
History
1940 Station opens as Allens West Halt
4 October 1970 Station renamed Allens West
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* 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.
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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.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has no permanent buildings other than standard waiting shelters on each platform. No ticket provision is available here, so intending passengers must purchase tickets prior to travel or 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]

History[edit]

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]

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there are two trains per hour westbound to Darlington and eastbound to Middlesbrough and beyond (Saltburn).[5] Certain westbound trains continue beyond Darlington to Bishop Auckland (every two hours off-peak, hourly at peak times).

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction, with one train every second hour extended to Bishop Auckland westbound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tees Valley Unlimited Progress Report" (PDF). TVU. TVU. December 2013. 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 2016

External links[edit]

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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