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Written by Mark Bearton - 06 Jan 2005
last update by Thomas Stephen Myrddin-Baker - 20 Apr 2012
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Location notes
South Bank is in the Redcar and Cleveland borough Council area. A former heavy industrial area with shipbuilding and iron and steel works along the line from cargo fleet to Grangetown.
Railway type and traffic
Class 142,156,s on local to Redcar and stations to Saltburn. A morining peak and evening service of trains calling at South Bank railway station, please check timetable for details.
Potash and Salt from Cleveland Potash Mine at Boulby, East Cleveland.
Freightliner from Wilton and Teesdock.
Trial Limestone trains have now started, operated by Gbrf.
A few steel trains into and out of Lackerby yard for Tarta.
Frieghliner heavy haul imported coal from Redcar deep water wharf.
Some potash trains run round at Grangetown freight line and then use the link to the Potash Terimal and other lines here.
South Bank is in the middle of an extremely industrial area, with steel works on both sides of the line. The station is very quiet, trains only stopping at peak hours, and only a few people use the footbridge to access the works on the north of the line.
It is in an inner city area, be careful and keep equipment out of sight.
Have a map and use it.
Road directions
From A66 new light controlled Junction.
Turn off onto Old Station Road and then Tilbury road and then turn onto a dead end part of Normanby Road to the Railway station.

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Middlesborough, South Bank Station map co-ordinates
You can park by the station, there being little other reason for anyone else to park there, excepting the scrap yard adjacent. During the day it should be perfectly safe to leave your car here.
Public transport
It is not practical to use the train to reach South Bank due to the lack of trains stopping there.64,A,B Arriva service, use stop on Middlesbrough road or the station Road stop, which is the first one on Middlesbrough road from Middlesbrough.

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There is a cafe near Asda early closing time, Asda supermarket, petrol station on Tilbury Road.
Mobile cafe on Normanby road , Tilbury Road Junction.
New Fish and Chip shop, opposite the Square on Normanby Road in South Bank.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Middlesborough, South Bank Station

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Streetmap links
Middlesborough, South Bank Station general view map
Middlesborough, South Bank Station close up map

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Middlesborough, South Bank Station

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Photographic notes
The light here is generally best in the morning for trains heading away from Middlesborough and in the afternoon for those the other way. The line splits just west of the station into up/down main and up/down goods. Some freight trains run round east of the station, and of note is the furness on the north side of the line to the east which occasionally produces extreme amounts of smoke.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2- Looking east

Fig 2-  Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 5 - Looking west

Fig 5 - Looking west

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