South Bank railway station

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This article is about the railway station in the United Kingdom. For the railway station in Brisbane, Australia, see South Bank railway station, Brisbane.
South Bank National Rail
South Bank
Location
Place South Bank
Local authority Redcar and Cleveland
Coordinates 54°35′02″N 1°10′37″W / 54.584°N 1.177°W / 54.584; -1.177Coordinates: 54°35′02″N 1°10′37″W / 54.584°N 1.177°W / 54.584; -1.177
Grid reference NZ532212
Operations
Station code SBK
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1,057
2005/06 Increase 1,942
2006/07 Decrease 1,590
2007/08 Increase 1,706
2008/09 Decrease 1,530
2009/10 Decrease 1,118
2010/11 Increase 2,510
2011/12 Increase 2,654
2012/13 Increase 4,704
History
Key dates Opened 23 July 1984 (23 July 1984)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at South Bank from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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South Bank railway station serves South Bank, in Redcar and Cleveland unitary authority in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is on the Tees Valley Line 2.5 miles (4 km) east of Middlesbrough and operated by Northern Rail, which provides all passenger train services.

Station facilities here have recently been improved as part of the successful Tees Valley Metro project. The package for this station included new fully lit waiting shelters, renewed station signage and the installation of CCTV. The long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements.

The present station was opened in July 1984 to replace a previous structure situated half a mile (0.8 km) farther east that was inconveniently sited in the middle of a heavily industrialised area and in the way of a planned new dockside access road. This previous station, with its island platform was opened by the NER in 1882 to serve the growing town of South Bank and replaced the original station (initially called Eston) built in 1853 by the Middlesbrough & Redcar Railway. Ironically, this was located on the same site as the present station. The 1882 station was closed on the same day that its replacement opened; this survived intact but derelict for many years thereafter but has since been demolished to allow the down (eastbound) line through the site to be realigned.[1]

Two other closed stations were also located either side of South Bank on this stretch of line: Grangetown (closed November 1991)[2] and Cargo Fleet (closed January 1990).[3][4]

Services[edit]

As of December 2013 there is an hourly basic service from the station in both directions (including Sundays) westbound to Middlesbrough and eastbound to Saltburn.[5] This is a major improvement on the former service level of just 3 trains in each direction per weekday (peak hours only) that applied prior to the December 2012 timetable change.

Gallery[edit]

  1. ^ Disused Stations - South Bank www.disused-stations.org.uk; Retrieved 2013-07-26
  2. ^ Hunt, J - article in RAIL Magazine Issue 610, (January 2009) pp 47-49
  3. ^ Disused Stations - Cargo Fleet; Retrieved 2013-12-02
  4. ^ Cargo Fleet Railway Station Thompson, Nigel - Geograph.org; Retrieved 2013-12-02
  5. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 3 - Bishop Auckland & Darlington to Saltburn 19 May - 7 December 2013

External links[edit]

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