The James Cook University Hospital
The James Cook University Hospital is one of Europe’s most modern hospitals. James Cook provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services including neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery and cancer services. The accident and emergency department is the designated major trauma centre for the southern half of the northern region and the hospital has a dedicated 24-hour acute admissions unit.
The new station at the back of The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough opened on the 18th May 2014 for patients, visitors and staff. The new station will help alleviate car parking pressure at the hospital and will also ease congestion on Marton Road.
Sixteen trains a day, in each direction, are
calling at the hospital
and other stations on the line between Middlesbrough and Nunthorpe.
Four trains a day, in each direction, connect the stations along the
Esk Valley as far as Whitby. There are also two extended services that
go beyond Nunthorpe; the 12:59 calls at Battersby Junction & Danby
ONLY and the 17:03 calls at Great Ayton & Battersby Junction.
EVRDC advocates a more frequent train service between Nunthorpe and Whitby. To voice your support, please write to or email EVRDC with why an improved service is so important to the Esk Valley and Whitby communities.
The station is ideally placed for visitors to the hospital, especially residents from the North Yorkhire part of the Whitby to Middlesbrough railway line.
The new facility, costing around £2.2 million, has a single platform on the Middlesbrough to Whitby route (on the hospital side of the railway line) and provides a fully-lit waiting shelter and seating, full CCTV coverage and passenger information including an electronic screen and public address announcements.
The project has been developed in partnership between Tees Valley Unlimited, the trust, Middlesbrough Council, Network Rail and Northern Rail, with the train service managed by Northern Rail.
Darren Holliday created a photographic record of the building of the new station at James Cook University Hospital. You can follow this pictorial timeline on the Esk Valley Railway blog.
Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2019Friday 29th March with Music & Ale back on from the first Friday in May.
Enjoy a scenic trip up or down the Esk Valley and call in on one of the pubs for a meal or drink, then catch the train coming back, or try a walk from one station to the next.
|Off-Peak fares from James Cook||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£9.10||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£2.20||
|Journey times from Marton|
|To Whitby||86 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||4 minutes|
There is step-free access to the whole station.
There is seated waiting shelter.
James Cook is an unstaffed station.
Replacement bus pick-up point: at the bus stops on Marton Road outside the main entrance to the hospital.
Taxis: advance booking is essential. Here is the telephone number of a local taxi firm:
Marton Taxis 01642 591000
Local buses: there is an extensive network of local and national buses running from Middlesbrough
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
For detailed information about events, attractions, theatre, nightlife and shopping in this lively city, go to the official visitor guide at www.visitmiddlesbrough.com