Station Name: SOUTH HETTON


[Source: Nick Catford]

Date opened: The line opened April or May 1837 but the station wasn't shown in Bradshaw until June 1858.
Location: On the south side of Front Street (A182)
Company on opening: North Eastern Railway
Date closed to passengers: 9.6.1952
Date closed completely: 9.6.1952
Company on closing: British Railways (North Eastern Region)
Present state: Demolished - Station Hotel (pub) is the only evidence of the station.
County: Durham
OS Grid Ref: NZ378452
Date of visit: October 1968

Notes: A public footpath now runs through the site of the station which was located in a cutting; no cutting is shown on the current 1:50,000 map. After closure the line remained in use between South Hetton and the coast at Ryhope to serve local collieries.

For further information see the South Hetton Village website


South Hetton Station in October 1968
Photo by Nick Catford

Station nameboard still in place in 1968
Photo by Nick Catford


[Source: Nick Catford]

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