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Written by Rich Mackin - 27 Apr 2004
last update by Karl Sherman - 16 Oct 2005
and by Alex Ayre - 24 Apr 2017
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Location notes
A railway station on the Darlington to Middlesbrough line, at the junction of the Eaglescliffe -Yarm - Northallerton line. The station is an island platform on the edge of a small town.
Railway type and traffic
The station is served by regular Northern Rail services from Bishop Auckland/Darlington & Saltburn formed of Class 142s and Class 156s. No Trans Pennine services stop at Eaglescliffe though there is an hourly service passing in each direction formed of Class 185s.
Services from the East Coast Main Line are also diverted when occasional engineering demands it. These consist of Virgin Trains East Coast HSTs and 225s hauled by Class 67s. Locomotives travelling to and from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway also pass through.
A variety of freight traffic passes through, usually hauled by Class 66s with the occasional Class 60 and Class 70. DB Cargo, GBRf and Freightliner all pass through this station on a daily basis.
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RTT Link Eaglescliffe
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Environment
The station is a long island platform, with a footbridge, a large brick structure that used to form the ticket office, and two small shelters. The station is unstaffed.
Road directions
Driving eastbound on the A67, head toward Yarm, then turn northbound at the junction with the A135. This will take you through Eaglescliffe and you should follow this road until you reach Station Road, which will be on your left. Turn into Station Road, and drive on until you reach the station.

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Eaglescliffe map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a small car park which can be seen from the platform.
Public transport
The station is best reached by rail - there are regular Northern Rail services from Darlington and Middlesbrough.

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Amenities
The station does not have any toilets, while the nearest fish and chip shop is the Eaglescliffe Fish Bar, on Lime Road. To reach this, leave the station and from Station Road walk north along Swinburne Road, which leads into Dunottar Avenue. Turn left into Witham Avenue, then take the first right to Beechwood Road until you come to Myrtle Road. You should see Lime Road on right, where the Fish Bar is located.
Accommodation
The Sunnyside Hotel is a small family run bunsiness just 2 mins walk from Eaglescliffe station.
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Eaglescliffe

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Eaglescliffe general view map
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Photographic notes
Good vantage points over the lines can be had from the footbridge at the south end of the station, which covers trains to and from Darlington and Northallerton. The platform at the north end provides good views of trains travelling to and from Middlesbrough and Stockton. At the north end, trees will cast long shadows in the early morning.
Links to photographs at this location

Railwayscene - Eaglescliffe


General views - All photographs © Rich Mackin unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south

With the line toward the line to Northallerton straight ahead, and the line to Darlington on the right. Trains approaching from this line will cross to the other platform. The fence at the bottom of this picture marks the limit of the platform, and should not be passed.

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

Toward Middlesbrough. Trains approaching from this direction will usually pass on the right.

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

From the car park end of the footbridge. The line to Northallerton is visible on the left, with the Darlington line at the top of the picture.

Fig 4 -


Fig 4 -


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