- Tees Valley Line
The Tees Valley Line is a name for the railway route between
Bishop Aucklandand Saltburnvia Darlingtonand Middlesbrough. Also operated on the line are services from Newcastle-upon-Tyneto Middlesbrough and Saltburn via Darlington.
Beyond Bishop Auckland the railway line continues as the
All trains along the route are currently operated by
Northern Rail, with the exception of First TransPennine Expressservices starting at Middlesbrough and calling at Thornaby. The majority of Northern Rail services are worked by Class 142 "Pacer" units, with occasional services provided by Class 156 "SuperSprinter" units.
Between Darlington and Middlesbrough/Saltburn there is a service running almost every half-hour during the daytime, becoming roughly hourly in the evenings. The service to Bishop Auckland is more sparse. A once weekly service in each direction stops at Tees-side Airport station to service
Durham Tees Valley Airport.
The towns and villages served by the line are listed below.
Middleton St George
The section of line between Bishop Auckland and the
East Coast Main Line, as well as the section between Dinsdale Station near Middleton St George and Eaglescliffe station, follow the original route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
The line from Middlesbrough to Saltburn, as well as the freight line to
Boulby mine, were part of the Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway (WRMU). This extended to Whitby, until it was closed on 5 May 1958.
* [http://go.to/genmaps GenMaps - Maps of Durham, Yorkshire 1885]
* [http://www.npemap.org.uk/ NPEMaps - Maps of area circa 1950]
* [http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/3085.aspx Network Rail maps of Route 9 - North East Routes]
* [http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/m.h.ellison/nera/october_tour_2000.htm North Eastern Railway Tour 2000]
* [http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/cardboardcity/page5.phtml Communigate - Grangetown streets and buildings]
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