Seaton Tramway’s new station opens

PUBLISHED: 15:01 03 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 July 2018

The opening of Seaton Tramway's new £3million station. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The opening of Seaton Tramway's new £3million station. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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The £3million terminus was 10 years in the planning

Thumbs up for the opening of Seaton's new tramway station. Picture: CHRIS CARSONThumbs up for the opening of Seaton's new tramway station. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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.

Searton Tramway's chief executive Jenny Nunn inside the new terminus. Picture: CHRIS CARSONSearton Tramway's chief executive Jenny Nunn inside the new terminus. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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.

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