Sunderland Central Train Station
|Project theme||Public transport, Rail and Metro travel|
|Start date||July/ August 2021|
|Expected completion date||South Entrance complete by March 2023, wider development work due to be complete by 2027|
|Location||Sunderland City Centre|
|Funding||Transforming Cities Fund, 16m|
Transformational plans to revamp Sunderland’s central train station are underway, with a £26m boost that will form the first phase of a multi-phased revamp of the transport hub. ‘
The six-year programme will fully transform the passenger arrival to the thriving City of Sunderland, enabling easy, sustainable travel into and out of the City, connecting people to jobs and opportunities in a cleaner, greener way to level up the economy in the North East.
Transforming Cities funding has been secured to help develop the southern entrance of Sunderland Train Station.
Enabling works are now underway to transform the southern entrance that will overlook Market Square for visitors travelling by train and Metro.
Beyond the work on the southern concourse, council leaders are looking to secure further funding to revamp the wider station as part of a ‘one station vision’. This includes transforming the northern entrance, the platform-level of the station, the introduction of a new escalator to improve passenger access, extension of tracks and platforms to accommodate Metro services on one platform and mainline rail services on others.
For further information visit www.sunderland.gov.uk