Longbeck railway station
|Local authority||Redcar and Cleveland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 13 May 1985|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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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.
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.
There are two trains per hour in each direction from the station during the day, to Saltburn eastbound and Middlesbrough and Darlington westbound with some of the latter continuing to Bishop Auckland (every two hours off-peak, hourly at peak times). This drops to hourly in the evenings and on Sundays. Most services are formed using Class 142 Pacer DMUs.
Freight trains operating to and from Boulby also pass through the station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tees Valley Line
- Hunt, J - Article in RAIL Magazine, Issue 610 (January 2009), pp.50-51
- Long Beck station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT December 2016-17 Edition, Table 44
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