Why take the train to Newcastle?
The Geordies are world-famous for their welcoming nature - one
of the many qualities that make Newcastle a unique place to visit.
Newcastle was first settled by the Romans in AD120 as an outpost on
the awe-inspiring Hadrian's Wall. In the last decade
Newcastle has transformed itself into one of Europe's most exciting
places. For four consecutive years (2002-2005), Newcastle was voted
the nation's favourite English city-break destination in The
Guardian/Observer Travel Awards. Grey Street, which has been
enhanced with modern bars, restaurants and beautiful architecture
was voted Best Street in the UK 2010 by Urbanism.
There are events all year round in this city and visitors
who arrive on one of our trains to Newcastle have a wide range of
activities to get involved in; with music events and concerts,
carnivals, festivals and performances, there's always something
going on in this vibrant city.
The Sage Gateshead is the latest addition to the burgeoning
quayside area of Newcastle and this centre for music has swiftly
established itself as one of the 'must play' venues for musicians
and singers from across the globe. The visual arts are also
extremely well catered for with the likes of BALTIC Centre for
Contemporary Art (the biggest gallery of its kind in the world) and
The Laing hosting exhibitions that cater for every taste.
Shopping? In Newcastle, shopping is not just for Christmas, it's
for life! The area rivals anywhere else in the country and in the
MetroCentre has the biggest shopping and leisure complex in
Our train services to Newcastle
We offer regular and comfortable trains to Newcastle from
major towns and cities in the north of England. All our trains have
the option of travelling First class and a trolley service is
available on our core routes.