Teesside Airport Railway Station

Gordy1000

Member
I've just read the Teesside Airport Railway Station is the 2nd least used railway station in the UK, with a grand total of 42 passengers over the past year.
The station was pipped into 2nd place by Elton and Orston Railway Station near Nottingham that had 2 fewer passengers over the same period. So, I wonder what they're going to do with it? Has anyone used it recently?
 

Corcaigh_the_Cat

Well-known member
I've just read the Teesside Airport Railway Station is the 2nd least used railway station in the UK, with a grand total of 42 passengers over the past year.
The station was pipped into 2nd place by Elton and Orston Railway Station near Nottingham that had 2 fewer passengers over the same period. So, I wonder what they're going to do with it? Has anyone used it recently?
Yes, 42 in the last year.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

Well-known member
It's a good distance from the airport isn't it? They'd need a shuttle bus service to / from it.

For it to get some good use they'd need to have something like at Newcastle where you can get right up to the terminal, but even that is useless with no trains running. I think there's one service a week or something daft?
 

Sheriff_John_Bunnell_ret

Well-known member
It's a good distance from the airport isn't it? They'd need a shuttle bus service to / from it.

For it to get some good use they'd need to have something like at Newcastle where you can get right up to the terminal, but even that is useless with no trains running. I think there's one service a week or something daft?
This is pretty much public transport policy outside of the major city's. Put on one train a day to a station miles away from anywhere. Then build loads of roads because no one uses public transport.
 

changingman

Well-known member
I believe they are known as "Parliamentary Services" effectively operators run the bare minimum service therefore avoiding closure of the station.

I'm not sure what the current departure list looks like at Teesside but it could be fairly straightforward to adapt the timetable to the airline departures. I suspect the much bigger problem, as mentioned above, is the distance to the terminal.

Out of interest, is there a bus service to the airport?
 

Centralscrutinizer

Well-known member
It's cheaper to keep it "open", with one service a week, than go through the legal and bureaucratic process of closing it. I think also the service is only in one direction with the other platform not in service.
It is a bloody ridiculous situation.
 

Low_Key

Well-known member
you'd be lucky to get a bus down the road that runs to it. the road past draken and fedex is full of holes and floods and the one off that to the station is about 4 foot wide :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop:
 

Coach Steve

New member
It's getting closed down the bridge is coming down next year as its not fit for purpose and as far as I'm aware it's being move further down the line to where the roundabout is which would be closer to ther terminal but still like a 5 minute walk but it's a nicer walk.
 

clay

Well-known member
The station closed in the Spring of this year.
Yeah, it's been closed "temporarily" but with no plans for it to ever reopen. It's a loophole train companies use to avoid the massive headache of a permanent closure, or having to run a parliamentary service.

There are a few other stations in the same boat. I think Old Trafford is one.
 

Coach Steve

New member
I believe they are known as "Parliamentary Services" effectively operators run the bare minimum service therefore avoiding closure of the station.

I'm not sure what the current departure list looks like at Teesside but it could be fairly straightforward to adapt the timetable to the airline departures. I suspect the much bigger problem, as mentioned above, is the distance to the terminal.

Out of interest, is there a bus service to the airport?
Yes there is a bus service which runs right upto the terminal front
 

Harry X

Active member
It used to be the case (might still be) that the only train to stop was a Hartlepool to Darlington train on a Sunday afternoon... one train all week.

I'd guess 40+ of the 42 passengers who used the station were railway enthusiasts
 
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