Thursday 2nd July 2020
£4 Million Plans For Necastle Station
A £4 million plan to dramatically redesign Newcastle’s Central Station has been given the green light with 2 new entrances, changes to the car parks, taxi rank and capacity at the station.
One of the new entrances to the 170-year-old station will be created on Central Parkway, opposite the Centre for Life, leading passengers down a new concourse towards the platforms. The second new entrance will be located at the front of the station on Neville Street, where the Enterprise car rental currently sits.
There will be a re-arrangement of the car parks, with a new mult-storey car park with more spaces which will also make way for up to 2500 new homes to be built in the area around the station.
The redesign will also include:
A new public and retail space inside the station with a glazed roof, in what is currently used as a delivery area;
Moving the taxi rank into the existing short-stay car park at the front of the station, with taxis queuing up Bewick Street;
Pedestrianising the Orchard Street tunnel, where the taxi rank currently is, and cleaning it;
Installing a new lift inside the Orchard Street tunnel to provide additional access to the station;
Moving the short-stay car park into the current long-stay car park to the east of the station;
Refurbishing the road tunnel at Forth Street beneath the railway bridge;
A new access road into Forth Goods Yard, currently used as a railyard for Network Rail, to unlock the site for developments including a multi-storey car park;
Improving traffic flow at the front of the station with better traffic signalling.
We will be keeping an eye on plans for this exciting project for one of our regions most loved & used railway stations.
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