Redcar British Steel railway station

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Redcar British Steel 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*
2012/13 Increase 890
2013/14 Increase 1,418
2014/15 Increase 1,570
2015/16 Decrease 740
2016/17 Decrease 50
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 Redcar British Steel from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Redcar British Steel (also known as British Steel Redcar) is a station in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. The station was opened to serve the huge Teesside Steelworks site. It is located on the Tees Valley Line and operated by Northern who provide all 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 resulting in a drop in passenger usage of the station from the previous year. During the 2016-17 period the entries and exits dropped to only 50, becoming the fourth least used station in Britain.[3]

Work is beginning on regenerating the site of the former steelworks by the South Tees Development Corporation. As part of their vision they are hoping to revamp the station and improve the service frequency.[4]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday there are two trains in each direction. The two eastbound services serve all stations to Saltburn with one originating from Hexham (coming via Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough) and the other originating from Bishop Auckland (via Darlington and Middlesbrough). The two westbound services both originate from Saltburn and continue to Bishop Auckland.

There is no Sunday service.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Remember When – The Village That Disappeared www.gazettelive.co.uk; Retrieved 2013-12-02
  3. ^ "Loneliest station has biggest rise in use". BBC News. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Redcar SSI site regeneration plan 'may create 20,000 jobs'". BBC News. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Electronic National Rail Timetable, Table 44". Network Rail. Retrieved 31 May 2018.

External links[edit]

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