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Work on Seaton Tramway's new £2million station under way


Work on a brand-new £2million station for Seaton Tramway is under way.
The plans for the Tramway station in Seaton will provide a modern, all-year round facility for visitors, and offer a small café and gift shop, say bosses.
The new station has been designed for visitors to have a modern, inspiring and engaging experience, and so that they will be able immerse themselves in the fascination surrounding the history and operations of the tramway, says Josh Cashtree, Marketing Manager for Seaton Tramway.
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An impression of what the interior of the new tramway station will look like
He added: “The new station will enable more visitors to have access to and enjoy the magic of the trams and the Axe Valley for decades to come.
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“As visitor numbers have increased over recent years, this new station will replace the existing Edwardian-style ticket office built in 1996, and will see a new contemporary design focusing on the unique heritage of the Tramway.”

An impression of what the interior of the new tramway station will look like
While construction takes place, the daily tram service won’t be interrupted and will continue to run to timetable, from Riverside Depot.
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An alternative shuttle service will be provided between the old Seaton terminus and Riverside Depot until the grand opening of the new station on March 30, 2018.

Work on Seaton Tramway’s new station
For the past 47 years Seaton Tramway has been running from the main car park in Seaton for three miles inland through Colyford to Colyton, much of it along the former Seaton to Seaton Junction branch line between the picturesque estuary of the River Axe and the Axe Estuary Wetlands.
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It is just one of a number of developments currently taking place in Seaton as the new 75-room Premier Inn is nearing completion.

Seaton’s new Premier Inn is under construction
Plans were approved in June last year for the hotel that will have an internal café/restaurant, with access to parking, and is set to create 24 full-time jobs.
Premier Inn say that the hotel will bring £6million of investment into the town.
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The site was previously part of Lyme Bay Holiday Village, which has since closed and been demolished and construction work began in May.
Geoff Cook, senior project manager at Premier Inn, said: “We are excited about opening our doors early in 2018 to bring a high-quality hotel to Seaton, offering its visitors greater choice and value, and delivering more than £6million of investment into the town.
Source: Devon live