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Seaton Carew railway station

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Place  Seaton Carew
Station code  SEC
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NZ516295
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  44,668
Local authority  Borough of Hartlepool
Seaton Carew railway station
Address  Seaton Carew, Hartlepool TS25 1JG, United Kingdom
Similar  Hartlepool railway station, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, PS Wingfield Castle, Billingham railway station, Summerhill Country Park

Seaton Carew railway station serves the village of Seaton Carew, within the borough of Hartlepool and in the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. The railway station is located on the Durham Coast Line 15 miles (24 km) north of Middlesbrough and is operated by Northern, who provide all of the station's passenger services. It was opened in 1841 by the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway.

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Facilities

The station is unmanned and has no permanent buildings (the old NER buildings on the southbound side were demolished back in the 1970s). As with other stations on this line, new fully lit waiting shelters, digital information screens and CCTV cameras have been installed (the former replacing the old brick structures), whilst the long-line Public Address system (PA) has been renewed and upgraded with pre-recorded train announcements (running information can also be obtained by telephone and timetable poster boards). Tickets can only be bought on board the train (or prior to travel), as there is no ticket provision of any kind here. Two Harrington Humps have been installed at the station to raise platform heights at specific points on the platforms and so improve access to trains. Step-free access is also available to each platform via ramps from the nearby road.

In 2009 the station underwent maintenance work to re-develop the station and its looks. The station has already seen the cutting down of trees to allow more natural light.

Services

There is an hourly service from the station in each direction (with a few peak hour extras), northbound to Sunderland and Newcastle and southbound to Middlesbrough. Many northbound trains continue to Hexham (and a few run through to Carlisle), whilst most southbound trains are extended through to Nunthorpe.

On Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction between Middlesbrough & Newcastle (most of which continue through to MetroCentre), and two additional direct services each way between Hartlepool & Darlington. These use the direct line between Hartburn Jcn & Stockton Cut Jcn, avoiding Middlesbrough.

References

Seaton Carew railway station Wikipedia


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