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Northern have advised that because of staff shortages resulting from industrial action there will be a short notice closure of Sunderland station from tomorrow Sunday 18th December through to Christmas with the only exception being Tuesday morning. That means that all trains including Metro trains will pass through without calling. All Grand Central trains will run to the normal timetable but start from or terminate at Hartlepool. There will be no replacement buses due to the short notice.
Passengers from the south wishing to get to Sunderland will need to catch a Northern train and alight at Heworth, then change to a Metro train back south, alighting at either St Peter’s or Park Lane,  and vice versa for returning south.

Because of this late action, travel websites for the next couple of days may not reflect these changes.