In Pictures: Progress continues on new look Seaton terminus

The ambitious opening date of Easter may have been and gone but work is continuing on the construction work at Seaton on the all new modern terminus as preparations for the return of services the full length of the line start to come towards a conclusion. No opening date has yet been set for trams to run into Seaton once again but it is expected to take place sometime in the summer.

As we have reported over the autumn/winter/spring period the former Edwardian style terminus was demolished to make way for an all new terminus more in keeping with the local area which has been transformed in recent years by the construction of a Tesco superstore and Seaton Jurassic. This will see fully covered accommodation for passengers waiting for trams along with a shop and café. The new building will be illuminated at night with plans that some trams will be stabled there overnight adding to the spectacle for visitors to the Devon coastal town.

On Monday 21st May a major milestone was achieved in the project when the overhead and track between the old and new was connected with Seaton Tramway’s own works vehicles involved in this work. Work will now continue on the fitting out of the new station building before testing and then opening at a date to be confirmed.

The track between the old and new is finally connected once again after eight months.

Work was also underway on 21st May on connecting the overhead.

Since we last took a look at the terminus building at Easter major progress has been made. This is the part facing Tesco.

Works 02 in action again. It is seen here at Windy Corner on the final approach to the Seaton terminus. (All Photographs by Mike Poole)

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