Teesside Airport railway station


Teesside Airport railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Teesside Airport
code = TEA


manager = Northern Rail
locale = Durham Tees Valley Airport
borough = Darlington
start =
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 74
lowusage0506 = 72
lowusage0607 = 85
latitude = 54.518508
longitude = -1.425152

Teesside Airport railway station serves Durham Tees Valley Airport in the borough of Darlington and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England.

tation Name

The airport changed its name in 2004; however, the station name remained unchanged. In 2007 Northern Rail erected new signs reading "Teesside Airport", replacing older signs which had used a hyphen however National Rail still lists the station as "Tees-side Airport". [ [http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/tea/details.html National Rail Enquiries - Station Facilities for Tees-side Airport] ] . This has led to it not being clear whether the official station name contains the hyphen or not.

ervices

Located on the Tees Valley Line and operated by Northern Rail, the station is one of the five worst served in the UK in terms of the number of services calling: it currently has only one train a week each way, both of which call on a Saturday. Public transport access to the airport is now much better served by the "Sky Express" bus service's from Middlesbrough and Darlington. If the government allows the go ahead of the Tees Valley Metro, it will be a principal station and called Airport.

References

External links

* [http://travel.independent.co.uk/news_and_advice/article2467315.ece Simon Calder - Britain's transport policy goes even more off the rails April 21 2007 - Simon comments on Tees-side Airport railway station's lack of rail service]


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