A plaque celebrates the 150th anniversary of the station, opened by Queen Victoria on 29th August 1850 and built by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. It was designed by John Dobson, Architect and Robert Stephenson, Engineer.
Newcastle railway station is the mainline station of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England and is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line. It opened in 1850 and is a Grade I listed building.
The Station has just undergone a major redevelopment, with the portico area becoming pedestrian only and shielded from the weather with glazed arches. Be sure not to miss the roof of the station nor the carved faces of Queen Victoria, Robert Stephenson and King Edward V11 high up above the exit door.
On clear days there has always been a great view of Newcastle’s Castle Keep, facing east from inside the station. Recent improvements to the station have had the effect of improving the line of sight across the concourse with a simpler layout that accentuates the grade one listed architecture including the view of the Castle Keep.
The station itself is regarded by many as the finest station in England. It was the first covered station in the world and was the precursor of all great station roofs.