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Allens West railway station

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Allens West
National Rail
Allens West railway station 1.jpg
LocationEaglescliffe, Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Coordinates54°31′29″N 1°21′42″W / 54.5246°N 1.3616°W / 54.5246; -1.3616
Grid referenceNZ413145
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codeALW
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companyLondon and North Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
British Rail (Eastern Region)
Key dates
4 October 1943Opened as Urlay Nook Halt
22 May 1944Renamed Allens West Halt
4 October 1971Renamed Allens West
2015/16Increase 63,190
2016/17Increase 65,414
2017/18Decrease 64,792
2018/19Increase 65,136
2019/20Increase 66,766
Allens West is located in County Durham
Allens West
Allens West
Location in County Durham, England
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Allens West is a railway station on the Tees Valley Line, which runs between Saltburn and Bishop Auckland via Darlington. The station, situated 8 miles (13 km) east of Darlington, serves the town of Eaglescliffe in County Durham. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.


The station is unmanned and has no permanent buildings other than standard waiting shelters on each platform. Ticket Machines are now available on each platform but you can still purchase a ticket on the train. Facilities here were improved in April 2013. The package for this station included new fully lit waiting shelters, renewed station signage, digital CIS displays and the installation of CCTV. The long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements.[1] Train running information can be obtained via the public payphone on platform 2 and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the nearby level crossing.[2]


Opened by the London and North Eastern Railway during the Second World War as an unadvertised station to serve a nearby Royal Navy stores depot, the station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Following the construction of new housing in the area the station became an advertised public station on 3 October 1971 [3]

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways. The level crossing here was upgraded by Network Rail in the autumn 2013 from automatic half barriers to full controlled barriers with obstacle detection after several 'near misses' resulting from pedestrians avoiding the lowered barriers and crossing the tracks in front of approaching trains.[4]


Route 3:
Tees Valley Line
Bishop Auckland
Newton Aycliffe
North Road
Teesside Airport Airport interchange
Allens West
South Bank
Redcar Central
Redcar East

Monday to Saturdays, there are two trains per hour westbound to Darlington and eastbound to Middlesbrough and beyond (Saltburn).[5] Alternate westbound trains continue beyond Darlington to Bishop Auckland. Services are now operated mostly by Class 156 and Class 158 Sprinter DMUs, the old Class 142 Pacer units having been withdrawn from service.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction, with most trains extended to Bishop Auckland westbound. Two direct services to/from Hartlepool avoiding Thornaby and Middlesbrough also stop here.


  1. ^ "Tees Valley Unlimited Progress Report" (PDF). TVU. TVU. December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ Allens West station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 15 February 2017
  3. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations by G.Croughton and others
  4. ^ "Level crossing at Allens West being upgraded after two near-misses with children" Blackburn, Mike, Gazette Live news article 20-11-2013; Retrieved 15 February 2017
  5. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, December 2019

External links

Preceding station
National Rail
National Rail
Following station
Eaglescliffe   Northern Trains
Tees Valley Line
    Teesside Airport
This page was last edited on 22 March 2021, at 14:44
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