Seaton Tramway’s new station opens
PUBLISHED: 15:01 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 July 2018
The £3million terminus was 10 years in the planning
A large crowd gathered for the opening of Seaton’s Tramway’s new £3 million station on Thursday (June 28).
A delighted chief executive, Jenny Nunn, told the crowd that the spectacular terminus had been 10 years in the planning.
She said the project had been a huge undertaking and represented a major investment in the tourism economy of Seaton.
The new building will be home to four new platforms, which will house four trams each night.
Work on building the station in Seaton started last September. Almost 450 tonnes of ballast, 300 sleepers and over 190 piles have been used in the project to lift the station two metres above the ground.
The terminus includes a café called Claude’s, named after and dedicated to Seaton Tramway’s founder, Claude Lane.
‘Claude’s’ also has a gift shop, offering a range of souvenirs and gifts.
During construction of the new building, the tram service has been operating from the tramway’s Riverside Depot.