Sunderland station revamp under way

The first step towards transforming Sunderland station was made on May 2, when demolition of the old southern entrance began.

Passengers will face disruption for two years, while contractor BAM Nuttall carries out the £26 million first-stage transformation of the interchange between Grand Central and Northern main line services and the Tyne & Wear Metro. 

The new entrance features a large glass wrap-around design that includes a new ticket office and waiting area, retail space and cafes, and office space for rail staff. 

Meanwhile, Sunderland City Council is drumming up support for a full revamp to the northern entrance as well as platform-level works to increase capacity, with four tracks and four platforms to separate main line and light rail services. This much larger project may not be completed until the end of the decade.

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  • Güntürk Üstün - 04/05/2022 00:26

    The engineering giant firm AECOM will be working in partnership with the expert construction and civil engineering company BAM Nuttall Limited, Network Rail, Nexus, Grand Central, Northern Rail and Sunderland City Council, to deliver the related refurbishment project, which is part of a wider station redevelopment. These are challenging times, but Sunderland station is facing the future with optimism and confidence. Sunderland is a railway station on the Durham Coast Line, which runs between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Hartlepool. The station, situated nearly 20 km south-east of Newcastle, serves the port city of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains Limited. The rail station has also been served by the Tyne & Wear Metro. Dr. Güntürk Üstün

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