Directions to Newcastle College Rail Academy

Journey by Bus

From Gateshead Interchange take 27 Bus to Felling Metro Station.

From the station, head North onto Mulberry Street, turn left onto Carlisle Street and right onto William Street.

Journey by Car

From Newcastle take the A184 Felling Bypass. Turn left onto Abbotsford Road. Turn right onto Stoneygate Lane. Take the 1st left onto William Street.

From A19 take the A184 Felling Bypass. Turn left onto Carlisle Street. Take 2nd left onto William Street.

Journey by Metro

The nearest Metro station is Felling a six minute walk from the Rail Academy.

From the station, head North onto Mulberry Street, turn left onto Carlisle Street and right onto William Street.

Directions to Rye Hill Campus (main campus)

Journey by Bus

The following bus services stop close to the College on Westmorland Road and Rye Hill: numbers 1, 30, 31, 32 and 32a.
The following bus services stop close to the College on Scotswood Road: numbers 8, 21, 22, 80, 602, 604, 632 and 633

Journey by Rail

Turn left out of Central Station, following Neville Street and then Westmorland Road. You will pass Times Square and the Centre for Life on your left. Continue up Westmorland Road, past the Discovery Museum on your right, to the top of the hill where the road bends left. You will come directly to the Campus on your left hand side.

Journey by Car

From the North or South: follow directions to Newcastle. As you cross the Redheugh Bridge, move into the left hand lane and turn left immediately after you have crossed the bridge. At the first roundabout turn right into the College car park. Parking is free.
From Newcastle City Centre: follow signs to Central Station, or Blaydon A695. Once past the station, bear left at the traffic lights beside the Centre for Life, go straight on at the next traffic lights and turn right at the next traffic lights into Railway Street. Follow the road round to the right and then straight on at the Scotswood Road roundabout into the College car park. Parking is free.

Journey by Metro

Newcastle Central Station is only ten minutes’ walk from Rye Hill Campus.
Turn left out of Central Station, following Neville Street and then Westmorland Road. You will pass Times Square and the Centre for Life on your left. Continue up Westmorland Road, past the Discovery Museum on your right, to the top of the hill where the road bends left. You will come directly to the Campus on your left hand side.

Directions to Sandyford Campus

Journey by Bus

The number 1 (every ten mins), 36, 38 stop on Sandyford Road, next to the Civic Centre. Many other buses stop on John Dobson Street or Haymarket Bus Station. Please then follow the directions listed above.

Journey by Rail

If arriving into Newcastle Central Station you can take the Metro to Haymarket Metro Station. From here please follow the Metro instructions below.

Journey by Car

The Sandyford Building is situated within the campus of Northumbria University. This is directly opposite Newcastle Civic Centre on Sandyford Road.

Travelling south from the central motorway, exit at the junction marked City Centre, Byker and Heaton. Turn right at the roundabout, taking your 4th exit. Keep in the right hand filter lane, turning right at the first set of traffic lights. Continue ahead and take the first right onto College Street. To reach the Sandyford Building, continue along the road turning left at the bottom. Follow the road round past Northumbria’s Students’ Union building, you will eventually reach the Sandyford Building.

Travelling north from the central motorway, exit at the junction marked City Centre, Byker and Heaton. Turn left at the roundabout, taking your 2nd exit (the first is a bus lane). Keep in the right hand filter lane, turning right at the first set of traffic lights. Continue ahead and take the first right onto College Street. To reach the Sandyford Building, continue along the road turning left at the bottom. Follow the road round past Northumbria’s Students’ Union building, you will eventually reach the Sandyford Building.

Journey by Metro

The closest station is Haymarket Metro. This is about a 5 minute walk to the Sandyford Building. When you come out of the metro, head towards Lloyds TSB bank on the corner. Turn right onto St Marys Place, walk past the Five Swans pub on the right hand corner and cross over at the traffic lights. Keep walking straight ahead, crossing the road. Walk past the car park on your right, you will now be approaching Northumbria University’s campus. Continue into the quadrangle. You should be able to see the library to your left and the students’ union to your right. The Sandyford Building is straight ahead. It is the black and grey building with verandas.