Transport and infrastructure

Middlesbrough is ideally located within the Tees Valley with excellent national and international links by road, rail, air and sea. Direct road links to the A66, A19 and A1(M), and uncongested roads ensure an average commuting time of just over 20 minutes.

Middlesbrough’s main line rail station is the fourth busiest in the North East region, with 1.5 million passengers per annum. The Grade II listed station building is currently undergoing major renovation and there are plans to improve services further with a direct link between Middlesbrough and London.

Durham Tees Valley Airport, which has flights to UK destinations and Amsterdam Schiphol, is on our doorstep and within a 50 mile radius there are Newcastle and Leeds Bradford International Airports.

Middlesbrough Council is committed to improving access to faster broadband for its businesses and residents. We’re working with the Tees Valley Combined Authority, BT, BDUK and Digital Durham to ensure at least 98% of Middlesbrough’s premises will have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2017.