Sunderland railway station.

Bakerlooline

Midfield
The magic train, I think there might be one or two per day
Outside of COVID, there are 7 trains per day to and from LKX (ran by 2 different operators LNER and GC) plus an hourly service to Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe and Newcastle/Carlisle in the opposite direction, which basically means you’ve got onward connections to pretty much all of the UK by changing at the hubs in London, York and to a lesser extent Newcastle and Carlisle... but don’t let facts get in the way of your constant negativity.
 


lurker

Striker
Outside of COVID, there are 7 trains per day to and from LKX (ran by 2 different operators LNER and GC) plus an hourly service to Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe and Newcastle/Carlisle in the opposite direction, which basically means you’ve got onward connections to pretty much all of the UK by changing at the hubs in London, York and to a lesser extent Newcastle and Carlisle... but don’t let facts get in the way of your constant negativity.
Wow, two whole platforms as well

You could say that about 99 per cent of stations in Britain.
 
It'll be 4 platforms once complete. I've been scathing about the station but there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.

Do you have any source for that ? My understanding of the station is that it would be virtually impossible to restore it to the original 4 platform layout without a lot of demolition of the buildings above.
Edit* I hadn't read the original article but I will still only believe it when I see it.
 
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lurker

Striker
Do you have any source for that ? My understanding of the station is that it would be virtually impossible to restore it to the original 4 platform layout without a lot of demolition of the buildings above.
Exactly, f***ing no chance
 
Do you have any source for that ? My understanding of the station is that it would be virtually impossible to restore it to the original 4 platform layout without a lot of demolition of the buildings above.
It's in the article earlier in the thread. They'll need central government funds but have been pretty good at getting this so far with the bridge and roads. I think this project could lead to real positive change for the city and it's much needed. One argument for a lot of civil service jobs not coming was due to transport links not being there. This wouldn't be the case and would open us up to public and private investment. We've a workforce and plenty of land. Just need this part of jigsaw imo.
 

Bilbo

Winger
Do you have any source for that ? My understanding of the station is that it would be virtually impossible to restore it to the original 4 platform layout without a lot of demolition of the buildings above.
Edit* I hadn't read the original article but I will still only believe it when I see it.
There's 4 platforms now
 
There's 4 platforms now

There are 2 physical platforms each of which can be occupied by 2 trains. The article says a "4 track station" ie the original layout. When the station was rebuilt for the Metro one of the original 4 platforms was extended out over the disused trackbed to the edge of the disused platform. To undo that would mean digging everything up and also possibly mean demolition of the shops above since their foundations, as far as I know, go down to track level.
 
There are 2 physical platforms each of which can be occupied by 2 trains. The article says a "4 track station" ie the original layout. When the station was rebuilt for the Metro one of the original 4 platforms was extended out over the disused trackbed to the edge of the disused platform. To undo that would mean digging everything up and also possibly mean demolition of the shops above since their foundations, as far as I know, go down to track level.
Looks like that's what they'll be doing then as they stated 4 platform tracks. The shops won't be missed and little woods former site will be going when other entrance gets upgraded. I'd not let more stop there. Either sheepfolds or interchange is ok if station is done correctly.
 

Paddy O'Dors

Striker
There are 2 physical platforms each of which can be occupied by 2 trains. The article says a "4 track station" ie the original layout. When the station was rebuilt for the Metro one of the original 4 platforms was extended out over the disused trackbed to the edge of the disused platform. To undo that would mean digging everything up and also possibly mean demolition of the shops above since their foundations, as far as I know, go down to track level.

We're not talking a civil engineering project on a par with cross rail here mind.
 
It's in the article earlier in the thread. They'll need central government funds but have been pretty good at getting this so far with the bridge and roads. I think this project could lead to real positive change for the city and it's much needed. One argument for a lot of civil service jobs not coming was due to transport links not being there. This wouldn't be the case and would open us up to public and private investment. We've a workforce and plenty of land. Just need this part of jigsaw imo.
What’s transport links gog to do with civil service jobs
There’s at least three buildings round the empire that were built for dhss and tax and left for years
O'Briens no longer exist do they?
 
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What’s transport links gog to do with civil service jobs
There’s at least three buildings round the empire that were built for dhss and tax and left for years

Civil service had a policy to centralise work in regional hubs these had to be hubs with great transport access. I understand the hub idea is going with the leveling up agenda but transport will still be important.
 

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