Seaton Carew railway station

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Seaton Carew National Rail
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Location
Place Seaton Carew
Local authority Hartlepool
Grid reference NZ516295
Operations
Station code SEC
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 44,668
2012/13 Increase 46,550
2013/14 Increase 53,522
2014/15 Increase 57,388
2015/16 Decrease 55,974
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* 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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[1]

Facilities[edit]

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.[2] Step-free access is also available to each platform via ramps from the nearby road.[3]

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]

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.[4]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Seaton Carew railway station (2011) Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  2. ^ "Seaton Carew gets another hump" North East Coastliners website news article; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  3. ^ Seaton Carew station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  4. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 54°39′29″N 1°12′00″W / 54.658°N 1.200°W / 54.658; -1.200