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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:00:00 until 21:20:00
  • Saturday open from 05:00:00 until 21:20:00
  • Sunday open from 07:30:00 until 21:20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops notePaperchase, WH Smith, Boots, Sainsbury, Costa, Cafe Nero, Ugots, Pumpkin Cafe and ATM Coffee.
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Level/ramp access to all platforms. Underpass with lifts to platforms 3 & 4, access to platforms 5-8 is via a steep ramp.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 3, Platform 4 and Platform 12. The National key toilets are located on Platforms 3 and 4, and a changing places toilet is available on Platform 12; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Customer Information Point (located on the Main Concourse), Station Management Centre (located on the Main Concourse) or from station staff on Platform 3/4.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point in main concourse.
Customer Service notes
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameLong Stay Car Park
Carpark operatorLondon North Eastern Railway
Car parking spaces454
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces122
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 12 at the south end of the station and outside the Station Management Centre at the north end of the station.
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Newcastle station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 17:00:00
  • Sunday open from 10:00:00 until 21:00:00
Located South end of Platform 3 Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges Tickets Accepted
  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train
  • Any First Class Open ticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • London North Eastern Railway First Advance (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER /LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER / LNER & connections)
  • London North Eastern Railway Self Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER/LNER& connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (Superbreaks etc)
  • Weekend First
Restricted tickets
  • AllFirst Class tickets valid only on other train operators, includingCaledonian Sleepers
Facilities Toilets / Meeting rooms, TV, newspapers Refreshments Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Yes Showers No

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.

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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 CarlisleTransPennine Express04:268On time
to CarlisleLondon North Eastern Railway04:452On time
to CarlisleLondon North Eastern Railway05:262On time
to CarlisleTransPennine Express05:396Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern05:423Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway01:493On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway05:564Scheduled
from Edinburgh (Waverley)Northern06:517Scheduled
from Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway06:524Scheduled
from Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway07:023On time
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