Longbeck railway station

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Longbeck National Rail
Longbeck railway station MMB 09 142023.jpg
Northern Pacer DMU 142023 at Longbeck heading west
Location
PlaceMarske-by-the-Sea
Local authorityRedcar and Cleveland
Coordinates54°35′22″N 1°01′52″W / 54.589370°N 1.031180°W / 54.589370; -1.031180Coordinates: 54°35′22″N 1°01′52″W / 54.589370°N 1.031180°W / 54.589370; -1.031180
Grid referenceNZ627220
Operations
Station codeLGK
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 40,386
2015/16Increase 43,170
2016/17Increase 45,018
2017/18Increase 47,240
2018/19Increase 47,282
History
Key datesOpened 13 May 1985 (13 May 1985)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Longbeck from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Longbeck railway station serves the village of Marske-by-the-Sea and also New Marske 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 passenger train services. The station was opened in May 1985 by British Rail. The small signal box here supervises the junction and station area at nearby Saltburn and the freight line to Boulby as well as the adjacent level crossing.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and has no ticketing provision, so tickets must be bought prior to travel or on the train. A round of improvements made here in 2012 included new fully lit waiting shelters, renewed station signage and the installation of CCTV. Digital information screens have been installed, whilst the long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements; running information can also be obtained by telephone and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms.[2]

Services[edit]

Northern Route 3 - Tees Valley Line
Bishop Auckland Parking
Shildon Bicycle facilities
Newton Aycliffe Parking Bicycle facilities
Heighington Parking
North Road Bicycle facilities
Darlington Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dinsdale
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
Redcar Central Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Redcar East Bicycle facilities
Longbeck Bicycle facilities
Marske Bicycle facilities
Saltburn Bicycle facilities

There is a half-hourly service (Mondays to Saturdays) each way from the station. Westbound services continue to Middlesbrough and Darlington (with one train per hour continuing to Bishop Auckland). Eastbound services continue to Saltburn. Outside of this usual pattern there are also two early morning through services to Carlisle via Durham and Newcastle along with one morning arrival from Hexham which comes via Newcastle and Sunderland. On Sundays the service starts later and there is an hourly service to Saltburn, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Bishop Auckland (but note that the service to Bishop Auckland finishes early in the evening).[3]

Freight trains operating to and from Boulby also pass through the station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, J - Article in RAIL Magazine, Issue 610 (January 2009), pp.50-51
  2. ^ Long Beck station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, May 2019

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