Seaton Carew railway station

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Seaton Carew
National Rail
Seaton Carew railway station (geograph 4405896).jpg
LocationSeaton Carew, Borough of Hartlepool
England
Coordinates54°39′29″N 1°12′02″W / 54.6580139°N 1.2005633°W / 54.6580139; -1.2005633Coordinates: 54°39′29″N 1°12′02″W / 54.6580139°N 1.2005633°W / 54.6580139; -1.2005633
Grid referenceNZ516295
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeSEC
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyStockton and Hartlepool Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-grouping
Key dates
10 February 1841Opened as Seaton
1872Renamed Seaton Carew
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 55,974
2016/17Increase 57,160
2017/18Increase 61,858
2018/19Increase 65,478
2019/20Increase 66,456
Location
Seaton Carew is located in County Durham
Seaton Carew
Seaton Carew
Location in County Durham, England
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Seaton Carew is a railway station on the Durham Coast Line, which runs between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Hartlepool. The station, situated 14 miles 77 chains (24 km) north-east of Middlesbrough, serves the seaside village of Seaton Carew, Hartlepool in County Durham, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

Facilities[edit]

The earlier station buildings, constructed by the North Eastern Railway, seen around the turn of the twentieth century.

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.[1] Step-free access is also available to each platform via ramps from the nearby road.[2]

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[edit]

Route 2
Durham Coast Line
Newcastle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Tyne and Wear Metro
Heworth Parking Bicycle facilities Tyne and Wear Metro
Sunderland Handicapped/disabled access Tyne and Wear Metro
Seaham Parking Bicycle facilities
Horden Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Hartlepool Parking Bicycle facilities
Seaton Carew Parking Bicycle facilities
Billingham Bicycle facilities
Stockton Bicycle facilities
Thornaby Parking Bicycle facilities
Middlesbrough Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Most services extend to/from
Hexham or Nunthorpe.

As of the May 2021 timetable change, the station is served by an hourly service between Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Most trains continue to Hexham (or Carlisle on Sunday) and Nunthorpe. Two trains per day (three on Sunday) continue to Whitby. Two trains operate between Hartlepool and Darlington on Sunday, one of which operates the once-weekly parliamentary service to Teesside Airport. All services are operated by Northern Trains.[3]

Rolling stock used: Class 156 Super Sprinter and Class 158 Express Sprinter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seaton Carew gets another hump" North East Coastliners website news article; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  2. ^ Seaton Carew station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  3. ^ "Train times: Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough to Newcastle and Metrocentre" (PDF). Northern Trains. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Billingham   Northern Trains
Durham Coast Line
  Hartlepool
  Historical railways  
Greatham
Line open; station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Durham Coast Line
  West Hartlepool
Line and station open