Trains to Sunderland

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Sunderland is a city located by the mount of River Wear, in Tyne and Wear, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles northeast of Durham. The city grew as a port, trading coal and salt, and ships began to be built on the river in the 14th century. By the 19th century, the port of Sunderland had absorbed the neighbouring towns of Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth thanks to the growing economic importance of its shipbuilding docks. In the late 20th century a decline of the traditional industries saw the area growing into a commercial centre for the automotive industry, science, technology and the service sector. Today, Sunderland has grown into vibrant place with a bustling centre, thanks to the large student population living in the city. The city centre and the Bridges Shopping Centre with several high street stores offer for an excellent shopping experience, shoppers are also recommended to head to Park Lane Shopping Village, where the shops are independent and locally owned. The city offers numerous pubs, bars and clubs for evening and night entertainment. Football fans visiting the city head to the impressive Stadium of Light on the north bank of the River Wear. A little way downstream from the stadium lies the National Glass Centre, with exhibitions and demonstrations, visitors can enjoy walking across its glass roof, and a cafe with great views across to the port. Start planning your visit, book train tickets to Sunderland today. Passengers arriving to Sunderland will benefit from the station’s location which is right in the city centre. On the ground floor travellers can find the ticket office which is manned seven days a week, a travel agency and self‐service ticket machines useful to skip queues and collection of pre‐paid tickets. A fast food outlet and patisserie on the concourse offer refreshment facilities to passengers. Waiting room and bench seating are provided at platform level. The train station is equipped with lifts, escalators, CIS displays, automated announcements and timetable posters.

Sunderland train station operates five direct Northern line trains to London King’s Cross on week days and four services on Sundays. The train journey is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes long. Grand Central runs three trains per day from Sunderland to London King’s Cross Via Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk and York and one daily service to London. Virgin Train East Coast also runs a daily direct train service to London Kings Cross. The Metro offers an express service to Newcastle station operates from Sunderland, calling only at Heworth, with a 30 minutes duration.

Sunderland is close to fantastic beaches and spectacular surrounding countryside, it is the perfect destination for a fun day out as it offers a wide range of activities designed to entertain the entire family. Book your train tickets to Sunderland today, the city main tourist attractions include Keel Square, Hylton Castle, the National Glass Centre, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and the Sunderland Museum and Monkwearmouth. Jarrow Abbey is a former Benedictine double monastery. Sunderland offers several family fun activities such as Southerland Museum and Winter gardens, with industrial history, geology, glass and pottery, art and archaeology. Ryhope Engines Museum, a preserved Victorian‐era water‐pumping station featuring two working 100HP engines and Mowbray park, the region’s oldest park with a lake and iconic statues. Other popular attractions in Sunderland include Seaburn beach, Roker Pier and Souter Lighthouse.