Plans revealed for £1.5m Hartlepool railway station redevelopment
Plans have today been announced to redevelop a North East railway station in a £1.5m project.
The plans will see the old second platform at Hartlepool railway station come back into use, with the aim to be completed by early 2021.
Redeveloping the platform will boost capacity at the station, which is the third biggest in the region and sees roughly 65,000 passengers every year.
Councillor Shane Moore, leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, commented: “I am delighted that we are making real progress on this hugely important scheme for the town.
“A second platform will benefit local residents and businesses in terms of improved rail travel, and it will also support our efforts to attract more visitors to the town by creating a gateway to the town’s marina - potentially providing a big boost to the local economy.”
Mayor Houchen said: “Everyone knows about our ambitious plans to redevelop and improve Darlington and Middlesbrough stations, but Hartlepool is another key station that we are investing in and that is set to be transformed so that local people can get around the region quicker and easier, while adding much needed capacity.
“For a long time, local people in Hartlepool have been crying out for the second platform to be brought back into to use, and I’m pleased that we can now make this a reality.
“This station provides a direct line to connect Sunderland to the north, and York and London to the south, as well as across our other boroughs. Securing more funding and improving Hartlepool station will help us secure more services, which means more and better journeys for our businesses and local people.
“This work is just the latest step in how we’re giving the thousands of passengers across our region the faster, more frequent and better-quality services they deserve.”
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