Middlesbrough Railway Station


Middlesbrough’s iconic railway station was built in 1877.  It sits in the town’s historic quarter and is a vital link between the town’s commercial and retail centres, civic buildings, Teesside University, Middlesbrough College, the bus station, Riverside Stadium and the Middlehaven regeneration area. The station has more than 1.3 million entries and exits annually.

To support ambitious plans for the economic regeneration of Middlesbrough, the investment in the station is to develop a modern rail gateway into Tees Valley and ensure that the station can meet future demands for passenger and freight rail services. The redesign will open the station up for more use and make it easier for people to connect both into the station and out to the town centre.  Redeveloping the station as a gateway into Tees Valley will also be instrumental to unlocking opportunities for the Middlesbrough Development Corporation.

The redevelopment of Middlesbrough Station is being completed in three phases:

Phase 1 has been completed:

  • The existing station platforms have been extended and infrastructure upgraded to introduce a daily weekday (LNER) service.
  • Between Middlesbrough and London – providing a direct connection to London for the first time in 30 years.

Phase 2 is in progress and will:

  • Improve the landscaping and public spaces around the station leading to the town centre including new seating areas.
  • Provide a new entrance into the station that connects directly into the station subway.
  • Regenerate the disused station undercroft to create space for community use.

Phase 3 will:

  • Build a new platform and additional infrastructure to improve performance and reliability of existing services and provide capacity for additional future services.
  • Improve passenger facilities at the station to encourage train usage.

This project is being delivered with funding from: Tees Valley Integrated Transport Programme – using Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and Get Building Fund (GBF); Department for Transport (DfT) Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline (RNEP); Network Rail; TransPennine Express. Complementary projects at the station are being supported by Middlesbrough Council and Historic England through the High Street Action Zone (HAZ) initiative.

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First Azuma Service to London after 75 metre platform extension December 2021
Planning permission for south and east area overhaul granted March 2022
British Steel for ticket hall, new staircase, wall structures and undercroft installed July 2023
TVCA Cabinet and Mayor Approve £40million package to deliver new Platform 3 at pace January 2024

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