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 Europe.

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.

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