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 station is ideally placed for visitors to the hospital, with connections from Leeds, Northallerton, Darlington and Newcastle at Middlesbrough and then just one stop (4 minutes) to James Cook Hospital Station and a seven minute walk to the South Entrance. It is also useful for residents from the North Yorkhire part of the Whitby to Middlesbrough railway line.
All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby
There are now 18 trains a day (Monday to Saturday) and 10 on Sundays, in each direction, calling at the hospital
and other stations on the line between Middlesbrough and Nunthorpe.
This includes six trains a day, in each direction, connecting the
stations along the
Esk Valley as far as Whitby. There are also two extended services that go beyond Nunthorpe;
13:03 calls at Great Ayton and Battersby ONLY as does the 17:04, returning from Battersby at 14:03 and 17:57 respectively.
Esk Valley Railway Forget-me-not Dementia-friendly Train
Due to coronavirus, we have had to cancel until further notice.
This service was running on the first Wednesday of
the Month with
live music from the Dave Clegg Duo, sing alongs and bring your own
picnic. We will get this back as soon as we are able. For a flavour of
last year's trains, see here.
The James Cook University Hospital Station in Middlesbrough opened on the 18th May 2014 for patients, visitors and staff. The new station helps alleviate car
parking pressure at the hospital and also eases congestion on
Marton Road. Please use the train if you can.
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 was developed in partnership
between Tees Valley Unlimited (now Tees Valley Combined Authority - see here for their vision on transport) , the Hospital Trust, Middlesbrough Council,
Network Rail and Northern Railway, with the train service managed by
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.
Come and explore the Land of Iron Walks in the North York Moors
There are ten circular walks from stations with close connections to the Ironstone mining era of the late 1800s. Try the train down the Esk Valley and from Great Ayton to Grosmont, each station tells a story and shows a map with a circular walk. The information boards were funded by the North York Moors National Park's Land of Iron Team and you can find out more about this amazing project here. There is also a permanent exhibition at the Moors Centre, Danby, which is a 20 minute walk from the station.
|Off-Peak fares from
James Cook Hospital
|With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£7.90||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£2.50||
|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 (approx 10 min walk).
Taxis: advance booking is essential. Here is the telephone number of a local taxi firm:
Marton Taxis 01642 591000
there is an extensive network of local and national buses running from
Middlesbrough through to Marton, Nunthorpe, Stokesley, Guisborough and
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