Green light for new £10.5m Durham coast station

A £10.55 MILLION plan to build a new station near Peterlee on the Durham coast line has been given the go-ahead by local authorities.

Horden station, between Seaham and Hartlepool, will be funded by Durham County Council, supported by £4.4m from the Department of Transport’s New Stations Fund and a grant from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

It will feature two 100m platforms connected by an accessible footbridge, waiting shelters, a 136-space car park and bus stops.

A computer-generated image of the new station at Horden on the Durham Coast line. NETWORK RAIL

A new access road, footpath and cycleway will also be created.

Around 70,000 passengers each year are forecast to use the station when it opens in spring 2020.

The station will link Horden into the local and regional rail network, served by hourly Arriva Rail North trains in each direction, providing links to Sunderland, Newcastle, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough.

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