"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"

Hartlepool’ Platform 3 is sheduled to open this Sunday 2nd June with the start of the new timetable. It will be a low key event¬† because it falls within the lead-in time for the General Election and as such is within the purdah period in which anything that might be construed as possibly political cannot be countenanced. Southbound trains will henceforth use the new platform which will enable Northern’s ‘fast’ Newcastle -Middlesbrough trains to call at Hartlepool for the first time. Passengers will need to allow a few extra minutes in future to cross the bridge to the new platform.