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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Proposal for a new railway station at Horden

Consultation information about Horden Railway station.

Work has now started on Horden Station. See below consultation information from 2018 and 2016.


We consulted with you in October 2016 to gauge interest on the proposal to build a new railway station in Horden. We had a fantastic response and feedback was very positive with a total of 1,397 respondents, 98.6% stating they would use the station.

We continued to work closely with Network Rail to develop a robust business case that proves the viability of the station, undertake ground investigations, assess operational requirements and start to plan improved access requirements for the station. We entered Guide to Rail Investment Process (GRIP) 5, detailed design, when we did this consultation. This involved finalising the design for the station, with full costs and timescales.

In July 2017 we were awarded £4.4million for the project by the Department for Transport's New Stations Fund. The full funding package is £10.55million, with the national Local Growth Fund and us providing the remaining funding. We will continue to work with Network Rail to align development programmes and finalise costings. 

Why did we consult? 

We wanted to share our progress, the latest plans and initial designs for the station, and get your feedback.


We have a confirmed location of South East View.  

Proposal for a new railway station at Horden - map

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Outline Designs

The specification of the station, building on some concerns about security and following national guidelines, will be secured by design with two unstaffed platforms suitable for existing trains. There will be: 

  • platforms with waiting shelters, benches, lighting, help points and CCTV
  • uncovered steel footbridge with stairs and ramps 
  • car park with at least 150 spaces with associated taxi, drop off and bus route access 
  • new access road, footways and cycleways 

The aerial design of the station, 3D sketches, 3D modelling and car park layout are outlined below:

The initial proposed lighting remits for the station are outlined below:

Enabling access to the rail station

The station will service over 39,000 residents within a 5km catchment of the station and the business case has estimated that 71,000 passenger journeys a year will take place at Horden Rail Station by 2024. We are working with the train operator, Northern, to confirm the final timetable. It is anticipated that there will be an hourly service in each direction, in line with existing services. 

It is important that the highway network is appropriate to encourage ease of use and access to the new rail station. As part of the development of the station we are looking to enhance existing footpaths, cycleways and bus services. 

Have your say

We offered a drop in event on 6 March 2018 at Horden Social Welfare Centre and invited comments online until 26 March 2018. 

What happens next?

Development StageTimescales
Planning applicationJuly 2018
Planning decisionOctober 2018
Start car park and highways worksOctober/November 2018
Start rail infrastructure worksApril 2019
Start rail infrastructure worksApril 2019
Complete all worksApril 2020
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