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Newcastle Central Railway Station (NCL)

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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  • Laura G.
    "free cashpoint outside the barriers"(6 Tips)
    Iain M.
    "There is a cash point at the car park end of the ticket office."(4 Tips)
    Graham S.
    "Best coffee around the station is Pink Lane Coffee!"(3 Tips)
    Andrew A.
    "nice to the Travel Centre staff"(3 Tips)
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  • Graham S.
    Graham StokoeJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee around the station is Pink Lane Coffee! outside the main station doors, across road and walk between greggs and subway! Excellent independent coffee shop!
  • Simon H.
    Simon HowardJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The station car park (on the left as you exit the Metro) is one of the best places in the city to get a view of the Castle Keep.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LambMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Stopping off for a quick half? Centurion Bar (just before the Metro entrance) usually has 3-4 decent ales. Or if you have longer try the Head of Steam, out of main exit across road to the right
  • Assyl T.
    Assyl TobakabulovJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    From the station you can get to any place by walk. If you prefer by car, Budget taxi is perfect option.
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    toillets are between plat 3 & 4 after the bridge. greggs ouside main arch is cheaper and warmer. letflugagge is pass plat 10
  • Paul T.
    Paul TeviotdaleAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When buying tickets bring a deck chair ESP during 4-6pm as the queues can b long the waits are worse bring a friend too
  • Christian C.
    Christian CerisolaOctober 30, 2013
    I concur with most others. This is the coldest place known to man. Polar bears send their young here to acclimatise.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 29, 2015
    Wonderful architecture. A few bars in which to wait for your train.
  • Liz @.
    Liz @eatandspeakApril 24, 2015
    Lovely clean toilets and tidy platforms. Quite cool that all the trains are in such close proximity to the shops
  • Goosh
    GooshOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fridays is a busy day due to the over 65s going on coach holidays and congregating outside. The entrance is jammed solid
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AbrahamsJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always be nice to the Travel Centre staff you never know when you will really need their help
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CookeSeptember 11, 2012
    Check out the Centurion in the station - nice bar and great real ale :)
  • Alexandre C.
    Big train station. Many rail services to different parts of the UK including London, Edinburgh and Manchester
  • Richard O.
    Richard O'HareApril 13, 2011
    If you got a bit of time between trains. The north bar down the road is an awesome little bar. Interesting posters.
  • David D.
    David DolemanOctober 27, 2014
    Grab your coffee from just outside at Pink Lane Coffee (http://www.pinklanecoffee.co.uk) and avoid the nasty Costa's and Starbucks
  • Brian R.
    Brian RobsonFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't bother with Starbucks or Costa, head down onto Metro concourse for Coolaboola coffee. Local firm, great Union coffee
  • Laura G.
    Laura GFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Platform 7 is outside so you may want to take your time indoors where it's marginally warmer.
  • Lynsey G.
    Lynsey GrayNovember 27, 2011
    Check out the centurion bar if you're killing time - it's got an impressive interior!
  • Paul O.
    Paul O'NeilMay 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're catching a bus here, sometimes coaches park beside the stops which means you have to jump on the road to stop your bus. Life endangering but ultimately rewarding when you get to work on time
  • Mark G.
    Mark GibbonsNovember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If U R picking someone up, dnt leave yr car outside the main doors unattended, I think the wardens live in the cracks on the wall :o
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlankAugust 8, 2014
    There's a coffeeshop over the bridge by track 2 so you don't have to deal with turnstiles with full hands
  • Sophie M.
    Good variety of coffee shops and stuff for getting on the train
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MorettiAugust 27, 2012
    There is a cash point on the outside edge of the travel centre. Useful when the one in the metro station is broken.
  • Claire-Louise T.
    Claire-Louise TuthillOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The pay by cash machine in the information centre now only accepts cards so if you are in a rush don't queue go to the right of the ticket gates and there is a pay by cash ticket machine hidden.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SmithMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    There are now toilets outside the platforms. Just walk down past the new ticket office! Has places to buy food/drink but expensive
  • Adam S.
    Adam SuleimanJanuary 15, 2013
    There's a cash point down near the Metro stop if you're not going behind the barriers
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    Durham Uni StudentsAugust 22, 2012
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  • Laura G.
    Laura GOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    There's now a free cashpoint outside the barriers at the far end of the travel centre
  • Vivien S.
    Vivien StoreyJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You can get lovely homebaked cakes lovely coffee at pumpkin cafe on plateform 3
  • Steve B.
    Steve BarnardApril 19, 2012
    Lovely pub at the station. Fantastic Victorian decor
  • Jaye R.
    Jaye Richards-HillSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware orange coloured drunken folks passing through already hammered before the night even starts
  • Lee
    LeeApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Could someone please teach the good people of Newcastle how automated ticket barriers work, they've been in a while now and they still haven't grasped it
  • Phil
    PhilDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Much improved central portico, since the recent refurbishment
  • Gareth
    GarethJuly 11, 2010
    One of my favorite stations, but the platform numbering is weird - Make sure to read the signs!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BertramJuly 27, 2011
    Sainsburys express! Get a sandwich, crisps and drink for only £3
  • Keith A.
    Keith ArkleNovember 26, 2013
    Fab architecture but wear a coat and thick socks - freezing
  • Sam B.
    Sam BonhamAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Want a train southbound? Try the higher numbered platforms if you definitely want a seat.
  • Nic C.
    Nic CooperAugust 14, 2013
    A proper train station. Birmingham New Street take note.
  • Iain M.
    Iain MacleodMay 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    There is a cash point at the car park end of the ticket office.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MacleodMay 4, 2013
    If you are planning a journey leave extra time...self service machines are a bit temperamental
  • Rob D.
    Rob DMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The sign for disabled access to platforms 3 & 4 points to the stairs, not the ramp.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungAugust 1, 2012
    Great view of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Paul
    PaulJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    It doesn't matter what the weather's like, it's always sub-zero in here.
  • Claire-Louise T.
    Claire-Louise TuthillOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Has it's own micro-climate. Might be warm outside but you will need a coat in here
  • Gibson B.
    Gibson BrennenSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Book your taxi from noda taxi office at the station for a discount
  • Martin C.
    Martin CridgeAugust 26, 2011
    Make sure you know where your platform is, the numbering system is confusing!!
  • Sharon J.
    Sharon JSeptember 5, 2014
    Cash machines outside the barrier gates! Finally!!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BewickDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Toilets located over the bridge and left. Costa also on that side of the tracks
  • Tim M.
    Tim MccannFebruary 21, 2012
    girl on rhetorically platform smiled.The best smile id seen in a while
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PalmerOctober 9, 2013
    The car parking machine doesn't accept American Express....
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Greggs just outside the station is a lot cheaper
  • Montse C.
    Montse CanoMarch 21, 2013
    I reckon Victorians didn't experience warm weather, hence this cold here.
  • Kieron M.
    Kieron MathewsFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Quickest way to get home from Newcastle
  • Vivien S.
    Vivien StoreyJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    There is now a cash point past the booking office
  • Maria C.
    Maria CalderonJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sainsburys is now open. Makes grabbing breakfast on the go easier
  • Simon D.
    Simon DavisonOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Toilets are located between platforms 3&4 underneath the ramp for the footbridge, but you need a ticket to get on the platform
  • Michael S.
    Michael SullivanMay 13, 2012
    Wrap up and get inside a waiting room, or you'll freeze to death
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Enjoy ur journey.. To london! Fist class is the best
  • Carl K.
    Carl KennedyFebruary 18, 2010
    Tell you one thing. Those victorians didn't design train stations for warmth!
  • Aidan M.
    Aidan MackAugust 6, 2011
    Nice waiting room with Costa coffee on platform 3
  • Rob
    RobJune 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid the public. They seem to lose common sense as soon as the barriers are passed
  • Morta J.
    Morta JablonskaitėSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Costa's cappuccino today was a big disappointment
  • Natalie I.
    Natalie IrelandOctober 15, 2010
    New barriers in place since I was last here... Takes ages to get through so plan ahead!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DinneryMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Services for The NORTH and Scotland generally leave from Platform 2.
  • David I.
    David IngledowNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't go to Starbucks. Support a local business and go to Pink Lane Coffee instead!!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DinneryJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Northern services usually 5, 6, 7 or 8; or 10, 11 or 12.
  • Emma L.
    Emma LaingJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Toilets are located on platform three.
  • Kieran J.
    Kieran JoblingMarch 13, 2012
    Don't feed the locals!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellApril 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    No time for Greggs Bacon Sarnie
  • Ian M.
    Ian MartinApril 27, 2013
    Good place to catch a train
  • Rob
    RobJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It's cold in here in summer, and winter.
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Working 1E18 to London KX
  • stuart s.
    stuart sutherlandFebruary 9, 2011
    Bring hats and gloves , this place is sub zero
  • Gari W.
    Gari WellinghamDecember 4, 2013
    Why aye pet!
  • Kieran L.
    Kieran LittleAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Very cold all year round
  • Sharon W.
    Sharon W.February 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect to throw out your rubbish. There aren't bins anywhere in or around the station, even food places.
  • John W.
    John WilliamsonFebruary 11, 2011
    Use the left gate
  • Dave S.
    Dave SharpSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Centurion Bar is a total rip off, don't use it. Nearly £3 for a diet coke! Rude staff, arrogant management.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FranceMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the end of the platform to guarantee a seat!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WoodOctober 1, 2010
    Quite possibly the coldest place on earth!
  • Hitman U.
    Hitman UnknownSeptember 1, 2011
    Don't get off the train if you want to remain alive.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas ShirlawMay 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free toilets between Platforms 3 & 4
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HayFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Can go anywhere in the uk
  • Lydia R.
    Lydia RankovMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty sure the Costa gave me food poisoning
  • Lucy C.
    Lucy ChismonJune 19, 2010
    If you are pregnant, don't expect a seat... Sad but true..... :(
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