Central Station

A railway station in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Fun facts

  1. Newcastle Central Station was designed by John Dobson.
  2. It was constructed in collaboration with the engineer Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson who is known as the ‘Father of the Railways’.
  3. It has a curved roof, supported by wrought iron ribs.
  4. It was opened by Queen Victoria in August 1850.
  5. It was initially lit by gas.
  6. It currently has 12 platforms.
  7. Newcastle Central Station is a Grade I listed building, which means it is considered to be of exceptional interest.

Then and now

Photograph of Newcastle Central Station
Photograph of Platforms 2 & 3 in Newcastle Central Station
Illustration of Central Station
Illustration of Central Station
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Find more images of the Central Station on the Co-Curate website.

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