Planning approval has been granted to allow for the £34m redevelopment of Middlesbrough station which will help modernise the station.
Work is set to commence within weeks on the dilapidated undercroft at the station with the installation of a new steel frame.
This will see the creation of a brand new, modern entrance and ticket hall building at the station.
Phase one of the work was completed in December and was funded by £22.5m from the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.
This work saw the extension of a platform to accommodate the new LNER Azuma direct service to London.
Phase two of the scheme will see the current ticket hall stairs removed and two new staircases built off the central thoroughfare.
Open public space will also be created at the east end of the former car park along with a new pedestrian walkway.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen commented on the benefits the work at Middlebrough station will bring to the area.
Mayor Houchen said: “I pledged that 2022 was our year of construction.
“I’m delighted to learn of the approval to kick-start works on phase two of our major project at Middlesbrough station.
“We’ve already completed the platform extension enabling the town’s first direct trains to the capital in more than 30-years.
“Now we can go further by building a modern, fit for purpose station that local people can be proud of.
“Our investment of £22.5m to upgrade the station will finally give people from across our region the fast, reliable and smooth transport network they deserve.
“Further enabling them to access the job, training and business opportunities we’re creating across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.”