Newcastle track upgrade

Our multi-million-pound project to upgrade the track in and around Newcastle Central station was completed in October 2022, helping to boost reliability and provide smoother journeys for passengers.

Newcastle Track Upgrade Timelapse footage – Credit LNER

The renewal of 750m of track will help to improve reliability, allowing passengers to get to where they need to be on time. The old timber support system has been replaced with concrete, which makes it easier to spot any issues with the track and fix them more quickly, reducing delays.

Further work to renew overhead line equipment and switches and crossings – the specialist pieces of rail which allow trains to move from one piece of track to another – has been completed. This will ensure that we can keep running services efficiently and smoothly, both now and in the future.

Track works at Newcastle Central Station (Image credit LNER)