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Sunderland facilities

What improvements have been made at Sunderland?

With four busy platforms, Sunderland Station lies between Middlesbrough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Durham Coast Line. Constructed in the late 1830s, it played a large role in the Sunderland shipbuilding industry until its demise in the 1980s.

Once described as possessing no outstanding features, the station’s redevelopment in 2006 cost a mere 7 million pounds and resulted in a dramatic, modern building that embraced green energy and construction methods. The world-renowned Jason Bruges Studio have designed a 150m wall of lights, resulting in a stunning animated display. Two other designers, Julian Germain and Morag Morrison have created eye-catching art installations, the latter using coloured glass which allows light to spill in rainbow hues, providing an ever-changing pattern. Sunderland Station now possesses a contemporary look that befits this glorious northern town.

Sunderland is a great destination for an exciting day out for you and the kids, or with a large corporate sector, many travel here on business. Whatever your reason for visiting, Northern has a range of money-saving deals for you to enjoy, including Corporate Season Tickets and Save on the Day for last-minute adventures.

How far is Sunderland train Station from Newcastle Airport?

The train journey between Newcastle airport and Sunderland railway Station takes around one hour.

How far is the walk from the train station to Sunderland city centre?

Going via St Michael’s Way, the walk from the station to the city centre takes approximately 5 minutes.

Does Sunderland Station have car or bike parking facilities?

Sunderland has neither bike nor car parking facilities at the station.

How long does it take to get from Sunderland to Newcastle by train?

It takes around 22 minutes to get from Sunderland to Newcastle by train.

What facilities are available at Sunderland Station?

  • Station Buffet
  • Disabled Access - step-free throughout, with lifts, ramps, wheelchairs and Induction Loops available

How long does it take to get from Sunderland to Newcastle by train?

It takes around 22 minutes to get from Sunderland to Newcastle by train.

What popular destinations are available from Sunderland Station?

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