Hartlepool Station Improvements
Hartlepool Station is the Tees Valley’s third busiest rail station, with a footfall of more than half a million passengers each year. The station has a direct service to London and hourly trains to Newcastle and Middlesbrough so is an important rail gateway into Tees Valley.
Despite being a busy station and having two through lines, only one of the station’s lines is currently used by services calling at Hartlepool because one of the main platforms is out of operation. This is limiting the number of trains that can stop at Hartlepool and is impacting the capacity of the Durham Coast rail line.
To ensure that Tees Valley can meet freight and passenger growth requirements in the coming years, the disused platform at Hartlepool Station is being repaired and brought back into service. This significant investment by TVCA (Tees Valley Combined Authority) will allow for more trains and faster services to/from Hartlepool to be operated and will improve facilities for passengers at the station.
Work on the station is progressing well with the refurbished platform and new fully accessible footbridge with lift nearing completion and the station is anticipated to be fully open with both lines operational by Spring 2024.
Click here to view the May 2022 TVCA Hartlepool Station Outline Business Case.