Durham County Council announce start of work on Horden/Peterlee station:-
Work is now underway on a new £10.55 million railway station which is expected to bring an economic boost to east Durham.
The scheme, at Horden, near Peterlee, will link the area into the local, regional and national rail network and support wider regeneration in the area.We have been working closely with Network Rail and Northern Railway on the project, which is being funded by the authority, with £4.4 million from the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund and a grant from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership LEP.
Representatives from the organisations involved gathered at the site on South East View to mark the start of work, which is expected to take about a year to complete
There is very little change to the Grand Central NE service – just the odd minute here and there.
The Northern Coastline service (Leaflet 2) also remains much the same, except for two significant changes on weekdays
1) The train that left Nunthorpe at 0806, calling at Hartlepool 0854 to Hexham now leaves Nunthorpe later at 0820, calling Hartlepool 0904 and so becomes an off-peak train from Hartlepool again
2) There is now a late evening weekday train from Newcastle to Hartlepool – one of the things that Coastliners have been campaigning for. It departs Newcastle 2232 on Saturdays, 2249 M-F – good if you want an evening out on Tyneside