Newcastle, (United Kingdom)

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About the station

Since 1850 travellers heading to and from Newcastle by train have no doubt been grateful for the awe-inspiring engineering achievements, which have enabled them to use a well located railway station - even though a railway viaduct was smashed through the castle, from which the city takes its name.

The castle keep, which dates from the 12th century, remains a fabulous landmark just to the north of the station.


Taking a train to and from Newcastle:

Aside from its glorious, primary arched roof which spans the majority of the station, the other dominant feature at Newcastle is the footbridge which links the main entrance/exit to platforms (tracks) 3 – 8.

Unusually for a British railway station, you don’t have to use stairs to access this bridge, as ramps are available – which are very convenient for wheeled suitcases.
Though platforms (tracks) 3 and 4 are also connected to the entrance/exit by a subway under the railway lines, which has a lift (elevator) at each end of it.

So if your train is departing from, or arrives at platforms 3 and 4, there is an alternative to using the footbridge.
To access this subway from the entrance, once you have passed through the ticket barriers/gates, you need to turn to the left – the footbridge will be over to the right.
Walk a couple of steps along platform 2 and you’ll find the somewhat hidden lift, set back to the right of a cash point.

Platforms (tracks) 1, 2, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are all directly linked to the main entrance/exit so the access to and from the trains, which use these platforms/tracks is as simple as can be.
Platforms 9 - 12 are usually used by the Northern trains to and from Carlisle and Hexham, and the Trans Pennine Express trains to and from Liverpool and Manchester, which commence or end their journeys in Newcastle.


The LNER and CrossCountry trains heading north usually depart from platform 2, while those heading south usually depart from platforms 3 or 4.

If you have a seat reservation, look out for the signs on these platforms, which show where each coach of a LNER train will be located when it arrives at the platform.
The First Class coaches will be at the front of LNER trains heading south and to the rear of trains going north.


Long-distance train service summary:

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Destinations and routes:


(1) London King’s Cross via Durham, Darlington, York and Peterborough
(2) Edinburgh via Berwick-upon-Tweed
(3) Aberdeen via Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dundee
(4) Inverness via Newcastle, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Aviemore


(1) Glasgow via Edinburgh
(2) (Penzance) and Plymouth via Durham, Darlington, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter and Totness
(3) Southampton via Durham, Darlington, York, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham, Oxford, Reading and Winchester

Trans Pennine Express

(1) Liverpool via Durham, Darlington, York, Leeds and Manchester Victoria
(2) Manchester Airport via Durham, Darlington, York,  Leeds and Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly
(3) Edinburgh


(1) Carlisle via Hexham
(2) Nunthorpe via Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hartlepool

Note that Cross Country, LNER and Trans Pennine Express all operate trains from Newcastle to Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh and York.

If you book tickets at the station you can travel on any train to these three destinations, so you can take the next train to depart, regardless of which company is operating the service.
However, if you book an Advance ticket online, it will only be valid on the specific departure you selected when making a booking.
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