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Sunderland station – the face of 2012’s Intel advert – has changed considerably since rail arrived in the town in 1836 to support the then-burgeoning ship-building industry. With art installations from three local artists gracing the platforms, the station is looking to the future, celebrating Sunderland’s newest industries, car making and electronic engineering, which took over when the shipbuilding and coal industries fell into steep decline in the 1980s. Uniquely, Sunderland is the only station in the country where Metro lines and trains on the main line to Newcastle, Carlisle and Middlesbrough use the same platforms. Considerable citywide redevelopment since the 1980s has watched the city go from metropolitan borough to full-blown city in 1992, and seen the additions of the City Library and Arts Centre, the Stadium of Light football ground and the National Glass Centre. It’s also a great place to mooch around and walk in the footsteps of LS Lowry, Lewis Carroll, and Horrible Histories writer, Terry Deary.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:55 - 18:00
Saturday 06:55 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms for disabled passengers from the North end of the station. Open for all services.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Sunderland station has four platforms all below ground level but serviced by stairs and lifts. There are three entrances at ground level, two on Union Street and one at the back of the building. There’s a shopping centre between the station buildings. A Burger King, patisserie and ticket office can be found inside the righthand side building.

Departures and arrivals from Sunderland

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sunderland station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:583Early
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:583Early
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:583Early
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:583Early
to Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro17:003On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:582Early
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro23:582Early
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro16:572On time
from NewcastleNorthern17:011On time
from Newcastle AirportTyne & Wear Metro17:102On time
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