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The current South Bank train station, two and a half miles east of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, is on the Tees Valley Line. It originally opened in 1984 as one of three stations to serve the once heavily industrial surrounding area. When Cargo Fleet and Grangetown closed in the 1990s, South Bank remained. Regular services leave the station for Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Middlesbrough, juts five minutes away, from platform 1. Over on platform 2, trains depart on the twenty-minute journey to Saltburn. While the area to the south of the station is home to a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, including several large supermarkets, eagle-eyed wanderers will spot all manner of art installations and memories of days gone by. A short stroll north leads to the banks of the River Tees, home to the area's main industry - its shipyards.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: unstaffed
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available at the station. Stands are free of charge
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Station is unstaffed. Access for disabled pasengers to platform 1 (Middlesbrough) from Normanby Road is ok, however access to the platform 2 (Saltburn) is via a footbridge so is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Entirely unstaffed, with no ticket facilities whatsoever, South Bank station is little more than two platforms connected by a steel footbridge, accessed by stairs only. There are two entrances to the platforms. Normanby Road, on the platform 1 side, has a couple of bike racks, and Smiths Dock Road, on the platform 2 side, has a drop off / pick up turning area. Rather unusually, the platforms sit diagonally opposite each other, with platform 1 home to a single shelter.

Departures and arrivals from South Bank

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into South Bank station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SaltburnNorthern06:292Scheduled
to Bishop AucklandNorthern07:201Scheduled
to Bishop AucklandNorthern08:191Scheduled
to SaltburnNorthern08:312Scheduled
to Bishop AucklandNorthern09:191Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MiddlesbroughNorthern06:292Scheduled
from SaltburnNorthern07:201Scheduled
from SaltburnNorthern08:191Scheduled
from Bishop AucklandNorthern08:312Scheduled
from SaltburnNorthern09:191Scheduled
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