Construction is due to commence on 18th September for a brand-new state of the art station in Seaton. Plans for the £2 million Tramway station will provide a modern, all-year round facility for visitors, offering a small café and gift shop. With a modern, inspiring and engaging experience, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the fascination surrounding the history and operations of the tramway. The new station will enable more visitors to have access to and enjoy the magic of the trams and the Axe Valley for decades to come.
As visitor numbers have increased over recent years, the new station will replace the existing Edwardian-style ticket office built in 1996, and will see a new contemporary design focusing on the unique heritage of the Tramway.
However, whilst construction takes place, daily tram service won’t be interrupted and will continue to run to timetable, from Riverside Depot. Seaton Tramway are excited to welcome visitors behind-the-scenes, offering a unique, previously unseen look into the hidden workings of this heritage tramway. For a limited time only, this exclusive tour will provide insights into the daily workings of the Depot, a closer look at the plans for the new Seaton Station and development of the new Heritage Lottery project: ‘Travels through Heritage and The Axe Valley’.
An alternative shuttle service will be provided between the old Seaton terminus and Riverside Depot between 18th September and 29th October and from late December to the grand opening of the new station on 30th March 2018. This will also include our Halloween Tram Events operating on selected days between 23rd and the 31st October. In addition, The Polar Express™ Tram Ride Experience is returning on selected dates throughout December. Limited Disabled parking is available at Riverside Depot car park and passengers requiring wheelchair access must contact Seaton Tramway in advance of their visit.
For further information and to find out more about timetables, please visit http://www.tram.co.uk or phone 01297 20375.