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Trains to Sunderland

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:55 - 18:00
    Saturday 06:55 - 18:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Sunderland


Sunderland Train Station, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3HP
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:55 - 18:00
Saturday 06:55 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Useful links when visiting Sunderland by train