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The station is in an industrial area of Teeside and is the first station out of Middlesbrough heading towards Newcastle or Darlington. The station is a small island platform with a medium sized car park in the middle.
Railway type and traffic
The traffic is usually formed of Northern 142s and 156s on the Saltburn/Darlington services and also on the Middlesbrough/Newcastle and Hexham services. Transpennine Express operate an hourly service in each direction to Manchester Airport formed of 185s.
Freight is on the decline though as Tees Yard is just after the Station this is an ideal spot. The Bottom end of the yard is visible and expect DB Cargo 66s and the occasional DBC Class 60. Most freight is DBC with Freightliner supplying two Eastbound and one Westbound Freightliner service during daylight hours. There will be occasional GBRf moves as they stable a rake of wagons in Tees Yard.
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Being in the middle of an industrial area and being almost opposite the University campus, I would not recommended coming here after dark. The ticket office is normally open till about 23:00.
The car park here is never full and only costs £2 for the whole day so if you leave your car anywhere I would recommended here.
Regular services from Manchester airport, Leeds, York, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Darlington and Saltburn stop here.
Number 214 bus from Middlesbrough stops opposite the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is a ticket office and waiting room which has a small stands selling snacks and refreshments and toilets.
The centre of Thornaby has not got many shops but it is not a particularly nice area.
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Thornaby Station general view map
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The light is poor when the sunrises and is often hazy due to the factories however your should not have too much of a problem after 9ish in the morning.
One platform is opposite a road which produces quite a bit of noise but may not really affect the video much.
General views - All photographs © Daniel Druce unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking east
Fig 4 - Looking east
Fig 5 - Looking east
Fig 6 - Looking west
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