* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Seaton Carew from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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 certain southbound trains are extended through to Nunthorpe.
On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction between Middlesbrough & Newcastle (most of which continue through to MetroCentre), and two additional direct services each way between MetroCentre & Darlington. These use the direct line between Hartburn Jcn & Stockton Cut Jcn, avoiding Middlesbrough.