THE Seaton Tramway has completed its new £3 million state-of-the-art terminus. The official opening of the Seaton station on June 28 marked the culmination of a 10-year project to provide a contemporary, all-year round facility, cafe and gift shop.
It will allow visitors to learn about the history and operations of the 2ft 9in gauge tramway before boarding a tram.
Chief executive Jenny Nunn said: “The new project has been a huge undertaking by the tramway and represents major investment in the tourism economy of Seaton. The town has witnessed a very successful regeneration project over the past few years, which has seen the addition of Tesco, Seaton Jurassic, Premier Inn and 220 Bovis homes.”
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Jenny added: “The new tram station will be one of the final pieces in the puzzle for the town’s regeneration project and a unique addition to the Southwest’s coastline. With the 301 square metres of internal space, it will enable the charity to attract even more visitors to the area than ever before.”
Building work which started last September has seen around 500 tons of ballast, 300 sleepers and more than 190 piles being used in the project to lift the station 7ft above the ground.
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