£2 million tram station plan is well on track

PUBLISHED: 09:20 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 20 May 2015

Seaton's  planned new tram station

Seaton's planned new tram station

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Public back scheme to build new state-of-the-art terminus at Seaton

The interior of the new Seaton tram stationThe interior of the new Seaton tram station

Plans for a £2million new tramway station at Seaton got an emphatic thumbs up at a public exhibition.

Designs for the state-of-the-art new terminus, to be built at The Undefleet, were unveiled at an open day in the town hall.

The exhibition highlighted the company’s 45 year long history at Seaton along with detailed 3D images of the new building designed by Ray Hole Architects.

Tramway staff were on hand to welcome visitors and discuss the development along with Cecilia D’Avolio, the architect behind the innovative design which evokes the curvy, flexible Art Deco lines of the former station building on Harbour Road, whilst incorporating 21st century technology and build quality.

Jenny Nunn, Chief Executive of Seaton Tramway, said she was delighted that more than 100 people had had gone along to see the plans.

She told The Herald: “As visitor numbers and have increased over the years, we are finding that the existing ticket office, built by the company in 1995 is no longer adequate to meet demands. We are therefore embarking on this exciting project which, in tandem with the opening of Seaton Jurassic, will bring more facilities and benefits to the town not only for visitors but for local people too and at the same time weatherproof us against those wet and windy days!”

She said the open day was a great chance to meet residents and business people adding: “Most of all I was impressed by the overwhelming support for the project, which has been in the pipeline for many years now.”


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