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  Tees Valley Line
Legend
Continuation backward
Continues as Weardale Railway
Stop on track
Bishop Auckland
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South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway (closed 1962)
Enter and exit tunnel
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Brusselton Lane & Freight lines (closed pre-1955)
Stop on track
Shildon
Stop on track
Newton Aycliffe
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Clarence Railway to Durham Coast Line (closed 1963)
Stop on track
Heighington
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A1(M) motorway
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Darlington & Tebay Branch to Barnard Castle (closed 1964)
Stop on track
North Road
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East Coast Main Line to Newcastle
Station on track
Darlington
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East Coast Main Line to York
Stop on track
Dinsdale
Stop on track
Tees-side Airport 20 airtransportation.svg
Stop on track
Allens West
Continuation to right Junction from right
Northallerton-Eaglescliffe Line to Northallerton
Stop on track
Eaglescliffe
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Durham Coast Line to Hartlepool
Bridge over water
River Tees
Station on track
Thornaby
Non-passenger station on track
Freight depot
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Newport (closed 1915)
Station on track
Middlesbrough
Continuation to right Junction to right
Esk Valley Line to Whitby
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Cargo Fleet (closed 1990)
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Former line to Eston (closed 1929)
Stop on track
South Bank
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Eston Branch Railway (closed)
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Freight lines to Lackenby, Teesport and Wilton
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Grangetown (closed 1991)
Junction to left Non-passenger terminus from right
Corus Redcar Works
Stop on track
British Steel Redcar
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Warrenby Halt (closed 1978)
Station on track
Redcar Central
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Exton Branch Railway (track lifted pre-1955)
Stop on track
Redcar East
Stop on track
Longbeck
Stop on track
Marske
Continuation to right Junction to right
Saltburn West Junction - freight line to Boulby mine
End stop
Saltburn

The Tees Valley Line is a name for the railway route between Bishop Auckland and Saltburn via Darlington and Middlesbrough. Also operated on the line are services from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Middlesbrough and Saltburn via Darlington.

Beyond Bishop Auckland, the railway line continues as the Weardale Railway.

Service

All trains along the route are currently operated by Northern Rail, with the exception of First TransPennine Express services starting at Middlesbrough and calling at Thornaby. The majority of Northern Rail services are worked by Class 142 Pacer units, with occasional services provided by Class 156 SuperSprinter units.

Between Darlington and Middlesbrough/Saltburn there is a service running almost every half-hour during the daytime, becoming roughly hourly in the evenings. The service to Bishop Auckland is more sparse. A once weekly service in each direction stops at Tees-side Airport station to service Durham Tees Valley Airport.

The towns and villages served by the line are listed below.

History

The section of line between Bishop Auckland and the East Coast Main Line, as well as the section between Dinsdale Station near Middleton St George and Eaglescliffe station, follow the original route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

The line from Middlesbrough to Saltburn, as well as the freight line to Boulby mine, were part of the Whitby Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway (WRMU). This extended to Whitby, until it was closed on 5 May 1958.

References

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