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02.07.20

Horden station open to passengers

Following the Transport Secretary’s announcement earlier this week that thousands of passengers in the North East of England are set to see more regular services and better connections, the new Horden station is now open to passengers.

The new multi-million-pound station in County Durham had its first train call on Monday (June 29th), marking the entry into service of the £10.55m development near Peterlee.

Located on South East View, the station links the east of the country into the local, regional and national rail network and will support the wider regeneration of the area.

Horden station aerial image

The development is a joint project between Network Rail, Northern and Story Contracting and is being funded by the council, with an additional £4.4m from the Department of Transport’s New Stations Fund and a grant from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Although, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the official opening event for the station has been postponed and will take place when it is safe to do so.

Transport Secretary and Northern Powerhouse Minister Grant Shapps, who visited the site at the beginning of the year, said: "Our ambitious plans to restore and revitalise the railways of the North East sits at the heart of our commitment to level up infrastructure across the country, build a railway that works for everyone, and kickstart our economy as we begin the recovery from Covid-19.

"I've seen first-hand how the new Horden Station will improve connectivity for thousands of people, easing congestion in Durham and enabling quick, convenient travel between Newcastle and Middlesbrough."

Work at Horden station

Images: Network Rail 

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