Newcastle Central

  • Hitachi Class 802 enters service with TransPennine Express

    Hitachi Class 802 enters service with TransPennine Express



    By Tony Miles THE first of 19 five-car Hitachi Class 802 bi-mode trains entered passenger service with TransPennine Express on September 28.  They had received clearance from ORR late the previous evening.  Set 802201 operated the 06.03 Newcastle-Liverpool Lime Street and 09.25 return as a one-off working ahead of regular service introduction later in October. …

  • Classic stations: Newcastle Central

    Classic stations: Newcastle Central



    Newcastle Central is a listed building, the city’s major transport hub, and acts as both a terminus and a through station. Graeme Pickering recalls the station’s impressive past and assesses plans recently outlined for the future. NEWCASTLE Central station is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. Its neo-classical frontage and sheer…

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