Newcastle Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Newcastle railway station (or Newcastle Central Station) is the principal mainline railway station in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, North East England. Opened in 1850, it is a Grade I listed building and is located in the City Centre at the southern edge of Grainger Town and to the west of the Castle Keep. It is a nationally important transport hub, being both a terminus and through station serving the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh, the Durham Coast Line to Middlesbrough, and the Tyne Valley Line to Carlisle. It is also served by the adjoining Central Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro. As of June 2015, the station is managed by Virgin Trains East Coast. All Virgin Trains East Coast services between London and Edinburgh stop at Newcastle, with extensions to Southbound destinations run to London Kings Cross, York and Leeds. CrossCountry supplements services to Scotland, and operates trains southbound to the South West and south coast via Birmingham and the wider Midlands; trains reach as far as Penzance and Southampton. The station is also a terminus for First TransPennine Express, which connects Newcastle to Liverpool, via Leeds and Manchester, including some services to Manchester Airport. Northern Rail variously combines three routes out of Newcastle in order to provide both terminating and through services. To the west, trains connect the city to the MetroCentre, Hexham and Carlisle, with intermittent extensions to Whitehaven, and to the north, Cramlington and Morpeth on the East Coast Main Line, with extensions to Chathill. To the south east, the Durham Coast Line serves Sunderland, County Durham, and Teesside. Important stops include Hartlepool, Stockton and Middlesbrough, the line being shared with Tyne and Wear Metro services to Sunderland. In peak hours some services arrive from Teesside via the East Coast Main Line. Additionally, Northern and Abellio ScotRail jointly operate a limited service to Glasgow via Carlisle. There is furthermore pressure for the line to Ashington to reopen and be included in the next Northern franchise with regular services from Newcastle. The station is connected to Central Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, which lies directly beneath the mainline concourse and is an interchange between the green and yellow lines, providing frequent services through central Newcastle to the Airport and Whitley Bay, and through Gateshead to South Shields and Sunderland. Together with many local bus routes, the complex is one of the most important transport hubs in the North East. There are currently two Metro and twelve mainline platforms accounting for 13 million passengers annually, and in lieu of increasing numbers the mainline station has undergone an £8.6 million refurbishment to increase retail space and enhance the station environment including the pedestrianisation of the portico. Nexus also began to refurbish the Metro station in 2015. Passengers numbers for the mainline station alone currently stand at just over 8 million.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 789828 0
2014 705364 409935
2013 623248 390878
2012 715325 394559
2011 771515 0
2010 788605 0
2009 733127 0
2008 833273 0
2007 823480 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Newcastle upon Tyne Central
  • Metropolitan District: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council
  • European Region: North East
  • Metropolitan District Ward: Westgate

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 26 50020030306160
December 2015 73 300010005040102120
November 2015 26 90140080003010
October 2015 22 60040020105310
September 2015 34 710130061100041
August 2015 29 70050060003170
July 2015 18 70000020106110
June 2015 17 10230060201110
May 2015 23 70310031103130
April 2015 21 70020060004020
March 2015 26 110030090001011
February 2015 21 100020050102010
January 2015 25 80140030003042
December 2014 39 141040100408340
November 2014 26 100030030204040
October 2014 32 221040010001201
September 2014 29 90170040005030
August 2014 28 130030060202110
July 2014 30 111120040207011
June 2014 33 110040060303240
May 2014 30 70190130204120
April 2014 30 120050070012030
March 2014 29 171040020101030
February 2014 38 151140040216040
January 2014 24 150030020101020
December 2013 53 2600110040412050
November 2013 29 150070130002010
October 2013 40 160150051305040
September 2013 53 2510100090202040
August 2013 33 180020050105020
July 2013 50 3200010120000230
June 2013 51 321020160107010
May 2013 61 2820800111114041
April 2013 68 3100302100340780
March 2013 39 180060090130020
February 2013 33 900500140100130
January 2013 15 70010000220111

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