British Steel Redcar railway station

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British Steel Redcar National Rail
British Steel Redcar railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Redcar
Local authority Redcar and Cleveland
Coordinates 54°36′35″N 1°06′47″W / 54.6096°N 1.1130°W / 54.6096; -1.1130Coordinates: 54°36′35″N 1°06′47″W / 54.6096°N 1.1130°W / 54.6096; -1.1130
Grid reference NZ573241
Operations
Station code RBS
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*
2010/11 Decrease 954
2011/12 Decrease 822
2012/13 Increase 890
2013/14 Increase 1,418
2014/15 Increase 1,570
History
Key dates Opened 19 June 1978 (19 June 1978)
Original company Eastern Region of British Railways
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at British Steel Redcar from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

British Steel Redcar railway station was opened to serve the huge Teesside Steelworks site. It is located in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is located on the Tees Valley Line and operated by Northern who provide all of the passenger services.

The station opened on 19 June 1978[1] and is situated on a re-sited portion of route that was commissioned on that date by British Rail to allow the previous alignment to be used for an expansion of the steelworks site. This included a station at Warrenby Halt that the current structure replaced.[2]

According to the SRA, only 486 entries and exits were recorded for the station during the 2004–05 period, mainly due to there being no public access to and from the station (it being located on Tata Steel Europe property) and also due to the limited service. However, the numbers had increased to 1,570 entries and exits by the 2014–15 period.

The majority of the steelworks, including the Redcar blast furnace, Redcar and South Bank coke ovens and the BOS plant at Lackenby closed in 2015.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Fridays, only one train per day in each direction between Middlesbrough and Saltburn serves the station.[3]

On Saturdays the station is only served in one direction, by a train from Saltburn to Bishop Auckland. There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Remember When – The Village That Disappeared www.gazettelive.co.uk; Retrieved 2013-12-02
  3. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line
Mondays-Fridays only