Seaburn Metro station

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Seaburn
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Seaburn Metro station
View of Seaburn station from the front of an approaching train.
Location
Place Fulwell
Local authority City of Sunderland
Fare zone information
Network One zone 4
Metro zone B & C
Original (1979) zone 57
Station code SBN
History
Original company LNER[1]
3 May 1937 Opened[1]
Metro since 31 March 2002
Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

Seaburn Metro station is a former National Rail station converted for use by the Tyne and Wear Metro for the Sunderland line extension in 2002. Northern Rail passenger services, freight trains and Grand Central empty stock workings continue to pass through the station but do not stop.

History[edit]

Seaburn station in BR days, 1981

The station was opened by the LNER on 3 May 1937.[1]

Location[edit]

The station, situated at the eastern end of Charlton Road, serves the affluent Fulwell and Seaburn areas of Sunderland, as well as the northern end of Roker.

The platforms at Seaburn are situated below ground level, and are accessed by lift and access ramp. Southbound trains continue to South Hylton via Sunderland, while northbound trains head towards the Airport via Gateshead and Newcastle. A small newsagent is situated adjacent to the southbound entrance.

After East Boldon, Seaburn is the busiest suburban station on the Sunderland line.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 207

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°55′47″N 1°23′11″W / 54.9296°N 1.3865°W / 54.9296; -1.3865

Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards Airport
Green line
towards South Hylton