Newcastle Metro & Train Station

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Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system with 60 stations serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. Rated as one of the country’s most efficient modes of transport and currently carry nearly 40 million passenger journeys per year.

Stations are located at the heart of both Newcastle and Sunderland city centres, railway stations and at the airport – so getting around couldn’t be easier.

And what’s more, the stationsĀ are also easy to findĀ – look out for the cubes which are situated next to all stations.



Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. National Express operate the East Coast mainline from London King’s Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire. A new London King’s Cross service to Sunderland is operated by Grand Central Trains.


Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi. Station facilities include travel information, left luggage, toilets, cafes, a bar and cash machines.