Loftus, Saltburn and Marske Connectivity

Closing Date: 16th August 2024

Location: Redcar and Cleveland


Buses serving Marske, Saltburn and Loftus often get delayed travelling through Marske, Saltburn, and Loftus as well as in other places along the bus routes leading to longer and unreliable bus journeys. Walking, wheeling, and cycling links in East Cleveland between the towns and coastal villages are disconnected meaning it can be difficult to travel by foot or bike. We want your ideas on how we can improve bus journeys, reduce delays, and bring improvements for walking, wheeling, and cycling in these areas.

Loftus, Saltburn and Marske Connectivity

The coastal area south of Redcar is diverse with lots of different villages and towns like Marske, Saltburn, and Loftus. These towns are all by the coast in Redcar and Cleveland and are linked together by the main road, the A174.

Loftus has a rich coal and ironstone mining history and is a bustling centre with Town Hall, a range of shops, cafes and pubs and services for the local community including schools, churches, leisure centre and job centre. We are continuing to investigate the feasibility of rail services to Loftus.

North of Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a popular destination for visitors as well as the local community and can get very busy with day trippers and holiday makers wanting to enjoy the traditional Victorian resort. It’s home to independent shops, cafes and restaurants, the historic pier, and the Saltburn Cliff Lift. Saltburn Railway Station serves as the heart of the town, and it marks the end of the Tees Valley Line. From here, trains run to various destinations including Redcar, Middlesbrough, Darlington, and beyond.

Marske-by-the-Sea is a coastal village north of Saltburn. There are a range of pubs, cafes and shops, historic buildings including Marske Hall and a seafront promenade and sandy beach meaning it is also popular with visitors. The Railway Station is by Station Close at the edge of the village.

Wider Vision for Loftus, Saltburn and Marske coastal area

The area has already seen recent investment. In Loftus, over £11 million pounds of funding from Redcar and Cleveland Council, Tees Valley and the Future High Streets Fund is helping deliver ambitious plans to transform the High Street. Click here for further information.

Tees Valley in Partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Council want to help improve transport connections in the area to make it easier for people to travel between the towns and villages.

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Current Issues

Buses through Saltburn, Marske and Loftus can be delayed by slow moving traffic and parked cars. There are also limited continuous paths for walking, wheeling, and cycling. We want to improve the travel options available to make walking, wheeling, cycling and using the bus quicker, safer and more convenient. Let us know what you think would help improve the issues in these locations.

We have already started to think where new walking, wheeling, and cycling facilities would improve connections. We are also looking to upgrade some of the existing paths in these areas. We have identified a new walking, wheeling and cycling link between Saltburn Railway Station and Marske with onward links to Redcar. This could be delivered using transport funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) and we want to hear your thoughts on our initial plans. Our plans can be found below.

Other Issues?

If you think there are other transport issues in East Cleveland in Marske, Saltburn or Loftus, please let us know on the feedback form.

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Stage 1 - Sharing ambitions and vision for transport improvements across Tees Valley. Summer 2023
Stage 2 - Public engagement looking at key issues and opportunities around potential transport solutions. Summer 2024
Stage 3 - Specific consultations after transport plans are further developed with public feedback taken onboard.

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