Work set to start on new £2million tramway station
PUBLISHED: 07:03 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:20 12 September 2017
It’s ‘business as usual’ during construction of the new terminus say officials
Work on Seaton Tramway’s new £2million station gets under way this month.
Bosses say it will be business as usual during construction of the state-of-the-art terminus which begins on Monday (September 18).
The new station has been designed to provide a modern, all-year round facility for visitors, offering a small café and gift shop. With a modern, inspiring and engaging experience, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the fascination surrounding the history and operations of the tramway.
A tramway spokesman said; “The new station will enable more visitors to have access to and enjoy the magic of the trams and the Axe Valley for decades to come.
“As visitor numbers have increased over recent years, this new station will replace the existing Edwardian-style ticket office built in 1996, and will see a new contemporary design focusing on the unique heritage of the Tramway.
“However, whilst construction takes place, daily tram service won’t be interrupted and will continue to run to timetable, from the Riverside Depot.
“Seaton Tramway is excited to welcome visitors behind-the-scenes, offering a unique, previously unseen look into the hidden workings of this heritage tramway. For a limited time only, this exclusive tour will provide insights into the daily workings of the depot, a closer look at the plans for the new Seaton station and development of the new Heritage Lottery project: ‘Travels through Heritage and The Axe Valley’.”
An alternative shuttle service will be provided between the old Seaton terminus and Riverside Depot between September 18 and October 29 and from late December to the grand opening of the new station on March 30 next year.
This will also include the Halloween tram events operating on selected days between and October 23 and 31. In addition, The Polar Express™ Tram Ride Experience is returning on selected dates throughout December.
Limited Disabled parking is available at Riverside Depot car park and passengers requiring wheelchair access must contact Seaton Tramway in advance of their visit.
For further information and to find out more about timetables, please visit www.tram.co.uk or phone 01297 20375.