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Direct services from London Kings Cross to Newcastle are run by East Coast Trains. There are 2 to 3 trains per hour, although these are less frequent during off peak times. The journey takes approximately three hours.
East Coast trains offer many amenities such as free Wi-Fi and help for disabled passengers. In addition, travellers may choose from a variety of snacks and sandwiches at the café bar, breakfast and dinner at the restaurant and at-seat dining for first class travellers. If you're bringing a bicycle, please call in advance to arrange space for it. It is also advisable to call ahead if you are planning to travel with a pet, which is free of charge.*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change