Redcar East railway station

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Redcar East National Rail
Redcar East railway station MMB 10.jpg
Looking west along the westbound platform.
Location
PlaceRedcar
Local authorityRedcar and Cleveland
Coordinates54°36′32″N 1°03′07″W / 54.609°N 1.052°W / 54.609; -1.052Coordinates: 54°36′32″N 1°03′07″W / 54.609°N 1.052°W / 54.609; -1.052
Grid referenceNZ613241
Operations
Station codeRCE
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.134 million
2014/15Decrease 0.124 million
2015/16Decrease 0.116 million
2016/17Decrease 0.115 million
2017/18Decrease 0.104 million
History
Key datesOpened 18 May 1929[1] (18 May 1929[1])
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 East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Redcar East railway station serves the town of Redcar 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. It is unmanned, so passengers wishing to travel must buy tickets before boarding or on the train.

In 2014, the station facilities were improved.[2] The package for this station included new fully lit waiting shelters, renewed station signage, digital CIS displays and the installation of CCTV. The long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements.[3]

Services[edit]

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).[4]

Freight trains operating to and from Boulby Mine and British Steel Skinningrove also pass through the station. The Boulby traffic carries Potash and Rock Salt to Teesside[5] and the Skinningrove is mostly inwards traffic to the British Steel plant of block steel for profiling.[6] Occasional outward workings have been noted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haigh, A; Joy, David (1979). Yorkshire Railways. Dalesman Books. p. 83. ISBN 0-85206-553-1.
  2. ^ "Railway station for Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital". BBC News. BBC. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Transport Minister officially opens railway station at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough". The Northern Echo. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Electronic National Rail Timetable, Table 44". Network Rail. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ Shannon, Paul (November 2009). "A Decade of Growth". Rail Express (162): 15–24.
  6. ^ Shannon, Paul (September 2014). "Steel Today". The Railway Magazine. No. 1362. p. 24.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line

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