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Situated on Neville Street close to the River Tyne, Newcastle Central station is one of the busiest railway stations in Britain. Queen Victoria opened the historic Grade One listed building in 1850 and in 2014 refurbishment work to enhance the wonderful Victorian architectural features was completed.

Newcastle Central station is close to the Discovery Museum of Science and Local History, the O2 Academy live music venue and the Centre for Life Biotechnology Village.

Trains to Newcastle from the south mean lucky passengers get stunning views of several of the bridges over the River Tyne, as well as the renovated quaysides at Newcastle and Gateshead, now thriving cosmopolitan centres featuring public spaces, restaurants and bars.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Newcastle Central station

Newcastle train station is mainly served by LNER, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and Northern trains. You can easily get from London Kings Cross to Newcastle in 3h 33m on LNER direct services, while you can take a CrossCountry, LNER or TransPennine Express train from Edinburgh to Newcastle in 1h 36m. Northern trains cover the routes from Middlesbrough to Newcastle (1h 17m), Hexham to Newcastle (39m) and Nunthorpe to Newcastle (1h 33m).

Since 25th October 2021, a brand-new train operator called Lumo has been running between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line, calling at Stevenage, Newcastle and Morpeth. Learn more about Lumo trains.

Newcastle train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Newcastle station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Newcastle railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Newcastle.

Since 2014, a number of improvements have made it easier for passengers to navigate the station itself. Access points have been moved and clearer signage and a simpler layout help passengers to get quick and easy access to essential travel information, such as Newcastle train timetables. New lifts and escalators ensure that getting around the station is easy, while both waiting rooms and toilet facilities have been improved and undercover parking for cycles has been increased.

Newcastle train station parking

There's a long-stay car park with step-free access at Newcastle train station. Wheelchairs users may require assistance when using car park equipment at this station.

Hotels near Newcastle train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Newcastle station open?

Newcastle station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Newcastle station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Newcastle station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Newcastle.

Are there toilets at Newcastle station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Newcastle station.

Are dogs allowed at Newcastle station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Newcastle station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Newcastle

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Newcastle station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HartlepoolNorthern07:20Scheduled
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express07:444Scheduled
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway07:552Scheduled
to London Kings CrossLumo08:202Scheduled
to HartlepoolNorthern08:20Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DarlingtonNorthern08:419Scheduled
from MorpethNorthern09:257Scheduled
from HartlepoolNorthern09:40Scheduled
from MetrocentreNorthern09:5910Scheduled
from LeedsLondon North Eastern Railway10:072Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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