The railway station in Middlesbrough is managed by TransPennine Express and serves North Yorkshire. The layout of the station is made up of the ticketing office and a large concourse/waiting area which is at the entrance hall and a platform with subdivided into two sections and the freight line crossing to the north of the station. Café and bar, cycle storage, toilets, newsagent and lifts are the range of facilities the station is made up of. The arrivals and departures are displayed on several screens in the station, and to the east of the station there is a car park, accessible through Wood street and Exchange Square. The station is the fourth busiest station according to the office of the Rail, accounting for over 1.3 million total entries between 2019 to 2020.
Middlesbrough Station caters for about 1.3 million passengers annually and is the second busiest train station in Tees Valley. Rail travel is seen as an alternative to private cars in the UK as it commutes leisure activities, and has experience an unprecedented growth. Middlesbrough rail have about seven trains to London every day, connecting to the nation’s capital under three hours. The direct train from Middlesbrough to London was announced in 2015 by the rail franchise, and this has translated to several investment opportunities and multiple markets to residents of Tees Valley. Manchester Airport, Newcastle and York are current hourly train services provided by the franchise operators as inclusions to the Middlesbrough to London services. This, without doubts, will improve the economic activities and growth in Middlesbrough as well as Tees Valley region.