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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]

Services

On Monday to Fridays, only one train per day in each direction between Middlesbrough and Saltburn serves the station.[4]

On Saturdays the station is only served in one direction, by a train from Saltburn to Bishop Auckland. There is no Sunday service.

References

  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. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Tees Valley Line
Mondays-Fridays only