James Cook New Rail Station, Middlesbrough

Client: Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU), Northern Rail, Network Rail

Contact: Jonathan Spruce, Director

Fore help deliver a new rail station in Middlesbrough

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  • Fore developed the business case for a new station at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough alongside TVU, Northern Rail and Network Rail.
  • Fore took the project through Network Rail’s Guide for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) stages 1-4, including feasibility studies and selection and development of the preferred option.
  • A detailed examination of patronage forecasts informed the DfT and Network Rail’s New Stations business case process.


  • Funding for the new station, along with some additional services, was confirmed through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
  • Partners constructed the new station with minimum disruption to local services.
  • The first trains called at the new station on 18 May 2014, providing a vital public transport link for workers, patients and visitors.

“Fore have been instrumental in the delivery of our new station which now provides significant new journey opportunities and is a key element of a wide programme of station investment across the Tees Valley.”

Steve Payne, Strategic Transport Manager at Tees Valley Unlimited


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