James Cook railway station

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James Cook National Rail
James Cook railway station 2.jpg
James Cook railway station July 2014
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, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15   23,176
History
18 May 2014 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at James Cook from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 also serves the surrounding areas of Park End, Berwick Hills and the nearby Middlesbrough Sports Village.[2]

It is located on the Esk Valley Line approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) south east of Middlesbrough railway station and is operated by Northern Rail who provide all of the station's passenger services.

The 113 metre 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 cost £2.2 million to build and opened to the public on 18 May 2014.[6] The station was officially opened on 18 July 2014 by the then Minister of State for Transport, Baroness Kramer.[7]

According to the Office of Rail and Road statistics, there were 23,176 total entries and exits at the station in its first year of operation (2014-15 period).[8]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday: The service is made up of the following elements: -

  • The Esk Valley service between Middlesbrough and Whitby (4 trains each way per day)
  • Eleven trains each way between Nunthorpe and Newcastle via Middlesbrough & Sunderland
  • Two each way between Darlington and Nunthorpe

Sundays:

  • The Esk Valley Middlesbrough - Whitby service runs for approximately 32 weeks from late March to early November. Four trains each way operate.[9]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries : James Cook (JCH)". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough Sports Village". Middlesbrough Council Website. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  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. ^ "Estimates of station usage: 2014-15 report and data". Office of Rail and Road Website. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Esk Valley Railway : Northern Rail Timetable". Esk Valley Railway Development Company. Retrieved 18 May 2014.