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Travelling to Sandyford Building

Over the past year, we have worked hard to gather information about the sustainable policies and practices we have here on campus. After submitting our Green Check Assessment for the Gold Tourism Award, we ere able to achieve Gold! 

One of the vital parts of promoting greener events is to encourage more sustainable forms of transport and luckily enough Newcastle has tons of great options, whether you're travelling from far or near!

To Find out more about Northumbria University's Sustainability Policy and support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, visit our Environmental Sustainability web page.

Getting Here:

Newcastle Central Station

As a major stop on the efficient East Coast Mainline, Newcastle is just 2 hours 45 minutes from central London and 1 hour 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds. Newcastle’s Central Station is located in the heart of the city centre and has its own Metro Station. Further information regarding travelling by rail can be obtained from the National Rail website.

Metro
15-20 minutes

Board the Metro at ‘Central Station’ travelling towards ‘St James via Whitley Bay’ for one stop and disembark at ‘Monument’. Take the Blackett Street exit, head straight until reaching Northumberland Street, take a left, walking straight until reaching Primark. Take a right along Northumberland Road, head straight onto Northumbria University Campus until you reach Cafe Central. Take the left turn in front of Sport Central. From here, you'll enter the Quad, and keep walking straight until you see Subway. The entrance to the Sandyford Building is just to the left, accessible via a ramp or stairs. 

 

Bus
15-20 minutes

Leave Central Station via the left-hand exit and head for Bus Stop M on Westgate Road. From here take the No. 1 Bus towards Cochrane Park, disembarking at the Sandyford Road-Civic Centre stop (4 Stops). Cross the road ahead, the Northumbria Library will be in front of you. Turn right and cut through to the Quad, hugging Student Central on your left. Once in the Quad, keep walking straight on, towards the Subway on the Ground Floor of Sandyford. The main entrance is located just to the left. 

 

Taxi
8 Minutes

Taxis can be flagged outside Central Station. Local taxi numbers can be contacted as per below: 

NODA: (0191) 222 1 888

Budget: (0191) 298 5050

Blue Line: (0191) 262 6666

Uber is also available in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

 

Walk
25 Minutes

Exit the train station via the left-hand exit, walking towards the taxi rank, take a left and turn onto Grainger Street.Follow Grainger Street until you see Monument. Walk past Monument, taking a slight left on Blackett Street towards Northumberland Street. Turn left up Northumberland Street for 0.1 mi, taking a right at Primark onto Northumberland Road. Head straight onto Northumbria University Campus until you reach Cafe Central. Take the left turn in front of Sport Central. From here, you'll enter the Quad, and keep walking straight until you see Subway. The entrance to the Sandyford Building is just to the left, accessible via a ramp or stairs.

Northumbria University by Metro

Newcastle is a very compact city so getting around is easy! It has one of the best integrated transport systems in the country, centred upon the Metro system. Whether you're looking to travel within the city centre or branch out towards, the Coast, Gateshead or Sunderland, the metro has a range of ticket prices and passes for your next visit to Newcastle. 

Click here to view the Nexus Metro Map.

Monument Metro Station
7 Minute Walk

Another great option from Central Station, just exit through the Northumberland Road exit and head north towards Haymarket. Here you'll discover Newcastle's shopping High Street and at the corner by Primark, take a right and head straight until you reach Cafe Central and take the left turn in front of Sport Central. From here, you'll enter the Quad, and keep walking straight until you see Subway. The entrance to the Sandyford Building is just to the left, accessible via a ramp or stairs. 

 

 

Haymarket Metro Station
3-5 Minute Walk

A great option for those travelling from the Coast. Make sure to take a right out of the main entrance on Northumberland Street and head towards Primark, take a left and head straight along Northumberland Road until you reach Cafe Central and take the left turn in front of Sport Central. From here, you'll enter the Quad, and keep walking straight until you see Subway. The entrance to the Sandyford Building is just to the left, accessible via a ramp or stairs. 

 

Bus Services

Newcastle has extensive local bus services, with operators including Go North East, Arriva, QuayLink & Stage Coach. 

Haymarket is a great place to start if you're looking for bus services within Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. 

You can also make the most of the national bus links with operators like Mega Bus and National Express linking with the South and Scotland. 

Central Station
10 minutes

Exit Central station out the left-hand door and head east towards the taxi rank. From here, cross at the lights towards Grainger Street. Continue for 0.1 mi, then take a left onto Westgate Road. From the Central Station Westgate Road bus stop (Stand M), take the No.1 bus towards Cochrane Park for 4 stops, disembarking at the Sandyford Road-Civic Centret stop. Cross the road ahead, the Northumbria Library will be in front of you. Turn right and cut through to the Quad, hugging Student Central on your left. Once in the Quad, keep walking straight on, towards the Subway on the Ground Floor of Sandyford. The main entrance is located just to the left. 

 

The Coast
10 minutes

Services by Arriva and Go North East like the 309 & 310 run every 15-20 minutes and connect Newcastle City Centre with most of North Tyneside. You can download the apps to track live bus times and staff up-to-date. 

 

Gateshead
15 minutes

Gateshead Interchange, accessible via Gateshead Metro Station is a great option for those travelling from South Tyneside. Visit the Nexus website for more info, buses and timetables.

 

National Bus Links
Mega Bus / National Express

Need a cheaper alternative to rail travel? National buses can be a great way to open your event up to all:

  • London - 6 hours 40 mins
  • Leeds - 2 hours 15 mins
  • Cardiff - 9 hours 45 mins
  • Birmingham - 7 hours 50 mins
  • Glasgow - 3 hours 55 mins
  • Edinburgh - 2 hours 40 mins
  • Aberdeen - 7 hours 50 mins

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