Railway station for Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital

A railway station is to be built at a Middlesbrough hospital as part of a regional £7.2m investment project.

The £2.1m station at James Cook University Hospital will be situated between Middlesbrough and Marton stations.

The remaining £5.1m will be spent on improving facilities at a further 11 stations in the area.

It is part of the Tees Valley Metro project which aims to boost the local economy by improving workers' mobility.

The 11 existing stations where upgrade works will be carried out are: Allens West, Billingham, Gypsy Lane, Longbeck, Marske, Marton, Nunthorpe, Redcar Central, Redcar East, South Bank and Stockton.

Improvements will include new electronic passenger information signs, seating and lighting and the installation of CCTV systems.

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