RAIL passengers in the North East can now benefit from a new rail link between Saltburn and Manchester Airport, providing direct travel to cities across the north. 

Operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has now extended a small number of its services on this route to Saltburn in a boost to connectivity for communities across the region. 

The following TPE services now run to/from Saltburn on weekdays:

  • 0554 Saltburn – Manchester Airport 
  • 2008 Saltburn – York 
  • 2310 Saltburn – York 
  • 1640 Manchester Airport – Saltburn 
  • 1938 Manchester Airport – Saltburn 

Customers travelling to Saltburn in Standard Class can travel for as little as £12.00 from York, £14.60 from Leeds or from Manchester Airport, £20.40.

Read more: LNER launches its direct service from Teesside to London


Representatives from the local community, including councillor Cliff Foggo, cabinet member for highways and transport for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, councillor Philip Thomson and Sharon Wilson, Saltburn’s town crier, were on hand to formally launch the service. 

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “This is a fantastic result and one I’ve been campaigning on for years. 

It’s great to hear that this work is paying off and the first train is finally pulling out of the station.” Councillor Foggo added: “Better public transport is crucial not only for the convenience of our residents and visitors but also for our economy as it helps us attract further investment. It also helps the environment as it encourages more people to leave the car behind more often. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved.”

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