Seaton Station & Claudes

Inside you will find our ticket office to purchase tickets and get information on the days travel.

The 28th of June 2018 saw the culmination of 10 years of planning and hard work, with the opening of the new £3 million station. Providing a contemporary, all-year round facility, café and gift shop, it allows visitors to immerse themselves in the fascination surrounding the history and operations of the tramway before boarding a tram and travelling back in time to a golden age of travel.

This is the first new station to be built by a heritage railway in many years and has seen highly complex railway engineering works take place, work not seen in the area since the tramway moved to Seaton in 1970.

Seaton Station
Seaton Tramway

Every effort from the tramway staff has been put into creating the new station in Seaton, work which started in September 2017. Almost 450 tonnes of ballast, 300 sleepers and over 190 piles have been used in the project to lift the station two metres above the ground. The new building will be home to four new platforms, which will house four trams each night, creating a stunning showroom displaying some of the famous heritage trams. Brand new interpretation will allow an even more immersive visitor experience celebrating the fascinating story of the tramway.

As well as the opening of the new station, there is also the opening of a brand-new café and gift shop, Claude’s, named after and dedicated to Seaton Tramway’s founder, Claude Lane. The café will boast a new menu and is delighted to announce that it will be joining the effort in cutting the use of one-time-use plastics down to almost nothing including the offer of paper straws. The tramway hopes this is the first step of many in the journey to making Seaton a leader in green waste. ‘Claude’s’ will also contain a giftshop, offering a brand-new range of souvenirs & gifts.

The new station will enable space for events, exhibitions and a greater visitor experience, accessing the trams and the Axe Valley for decades to come, and will be the new home to its many family events and evenings including The Dinosaur Tram Adventure, The Fairy Special, The Pirate Tram, and returning this Christmas, the award-winning The Polar Express™ Tram Ride.

CLAUDE’S CAFE

Claude’s, named after and dedicated to Seaton Tramway’s founder, Claude Lane. Is our Café & Gift Shop based in our new Seaton Station.

With a delicious menu offering A selection of freshly made Crepes and other great snacks, re-fuel before your trip to Colyton or sit and enjoy the view of our trams departing from the platform. It will be joining the effort in cutting the use of one-time-use plastics down to almost nothing including the offer of fully compostable tableware. Whilst you’re there, why not have look at our sea-side gifts and tram souvenirs in the shop.

NEW FOR 2021, CLAUDE’s CREPES!

 

Allergen Information:

We prepare food in the kitchen area with products containing gluten and nuts as well as other allergens. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the allergen charts on view in the cafe are correct.  We CANNOT guarantee that any product is "100% FREE FROM" any allergen because of the risk of unexpected cross-contamination.

Seaton Tramway has had immense support from local residents, businesses, volunteers and staff and has been gratefully supported by the ‘Making it Local’ programme, which is in part funded by the European Agricultural Fund and has granted the Tramway £100k for its continued support for rural tourism, cultural and heritage activities.

The new station is now open on Harbour Road, Seaton.