Tomilola - Digital Creator
13th April, 2021
Transportation in middlesbrough
Middlesbrough is a well-planned town, with an integrated transport network, which have contributed to economic growth and social status. As a sustainable city with a continues long-term growth, Middlesbrough has network of roads and interconnected highways. The integrated transport system in Middlesbrough provides ease of access to the rest of Tees Valley. Central to the transportation system is a highly reliable bus network and train system, that offer alternatives to private cars. The bus system provides links to communities around Tees Valley which is a critical valuable service. The public transportation system represents an efficient means of moving around Tees Valley by road users.
Arriva North East provides most of the bus services in Middlesbrough, alongside Stagecoach. However, long distance coach services from Middlesbrough bus stations are provided for by National Express and Megabus. TransPennie Express and Northern, with Northern provide the train services that depart from Middlesbrough stations to Sunderland, Redcar, Newcastle, Darlington and Whitby. On the other hand, TransPennie Express provides services that cover York, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool
Arriva is a coach bus that also operate X93 services from Middlesbrough to North Yorkshire, County Durham, Tess Valley, and Darlington. Their X93 operates from Middlesbrough to Whitly, Scarborough, Guisborough and Robinhood’s Bay. X9 and X10 are fleets of specific dark blue livery double-deck Wright StretDeck vehicles operated by Go North East, whose services goes from Middlesbrough to Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Other Town. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station.
The largest taxi in Middlesbrough and the entire North East of England is the Boro Taxis, which has been in operation for over 25 years. The firm prides itself on being at the forefront of technology in several ways. Customers order rides on their mobile phones via their app.
Accessibility: Most residents in Middlesbrough are within walking distance to access quality mode of transportation and road space to provide alternatives.
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.