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Sustainable Travel

Our Environmental Sustainability Policy sets out our commitment to reducing emission from business and commuter travel. We produce a Sustainable Travel Plan every 2 years which outlines our plans and performance in relation to these targets.

We are a part of the GoSmarter Business Network which sees organisations across the Newcastle area collaborate on issues relating to green travel. We currently hold the Go Smarter Gold Award.


We offer a range of initiatives to encourage cycling at Northumbria University, including free Dr Bike sessions, guided rides, free security tagging and over 600 secure bicycle parking spaces are available on campus. Visit the Cycle 2 Campus page to learn more. 

Tyne and Wear Metro

 The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system serving:

  • Newcastle
  • Gateshead
  • Sunderland
  • North Tyneside
  • South Tyneside

The Metro rail network offers fast, efficient travel around the city and is operated by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive.

Monument, Haymarket and Manors stations are closest to City campus. Trains run frequently during the day. The service starts around 5.45am and stops around 11:30pm. Metro maps and timetables are available from the Nexus website. My journey interactive map shows the next bus and Metro times from every stop and station in Tyne and Wear.

Students get a 30% discount on the price of Metro travel across Tyne and Wear. For full details and how to order your ‘Pop card’ please visit the Nexus Metro website.

We also offer discounted travel on public transport to staff. The Corporate Public Transport Scheme is available for journeys on the Metro. For full details see the Corporate Public Transport Scheme page. 


We offer discounted travel on commuter rail travel to staff through the Corporate Public Transport Scheme. For full details see the Corporate Public Transport Scheme page.

The closest Railway station is Newcastle Central Station which is a 15 minute walk to City campus. Newcastle Central Railway Station also has its own Metro station.

The following websites contain further information on rail services:

Cross Country Trains
Cross Country trains serving many UK destinations, including Newcastle

Northern Rail
Trains serving the North of England

London North Eastern Railway
Route information from London King's Cross, Glasgow or Edinburgh

TransPennine Express
Trains serving the North and cross-country routes

Tyne and Wear local rail service

National Rail
Journey planning, live arrival and departure boards for UK stations

BBC travel information
Travel information and links


We offer discounted travel on local bus services (Go North East, Arriva, and Stagecoach) to staff through the Corporate Public Transport Scheme. For full details see the Corporate Public Transport Scheme page.

The closest bus stations to City Campus are Eldon Square and Haymarket. You can get local bus information and timetables from the Nexus journey planner.

My journey interactive map shows the next bus and Metro times from every stop and station in Tyne and Wear.

A guide to buses provides information relating to specific bus services and operators.

Information on where you can park at a Metro station, bus station or ferry landing is available at the Nexus website.

Inter-Campus Travel: Free No 1 Bus

Northumbria University in Newcastle is split over two campuses, City Centre and Coach Lane. Staff and students get free travel between the campuses on the Number 1 bus operated by Stagecoach, which runs every 10 minutes at peak times. For more details, and the stops you can use see here.

Electric Vehicles

There is an electric vehicle charging point at Coach Lane Campus for those with an electric vehicle.  A Charge Your Car card is required. There are also charge points at City Campus available for use by those with a Hunt & Park permit.

View the Sustainable Campus Map for locations of cycle parking, the free number 1 bus and more. Visit the Environmental Sustainability pages to find out more about what the University does to protect the environment.



The University recognises the key role it has to play in caring for the environment and therefore we encourage the use of public transport by staff, students and visitors in order to reduce the environmental impact of commuting.

Car parking on Campus is managed by our parking partner, APCOA. The University has parking spaces available for use by members of staff, students and visitors, and there is a permit system in place. Expand the relevant sections below to learn more.

Visit the student parking pages for information on student parking on campus. If you are a member of staff, please refer to the Travel & Parking Intranet pages.

Alternative parking options are outlined below:

Park and Ride

As the city centre is a busy place to park, you may prefer to park at a Metro station and travel in by Metro. Tyne and Wear Metro offer park and ride options to ease parking congestion in the city centre.


Park and ride is available at the following Metro stations:

Four Lane Ends Kingston Park
Heworth Walkergate
Bank Foot Regent Centre
Callerton Parkway East Boldon
Northumberland Park Fellgate
Stadium of Light  

More information on where you can park at a Metro station, bus station or ferry landing is available at the Nexus website.


Car parking facilities are also available at the following Metro stations:

Benton Park Lane
Cullercoats Seaburn
Fawdon Shiremoor
Felling South Hylton
Hebburn St James
Jarrow St Peters
Millfield Tynemouth
Monkseaton Tyne Dock
Wallsend West Jesmond
Whitley Bay  

Information on Metro station car parking facilities can be found on the Nexus website.


Newcastle Great Park and Ride

You can also leave your car at the Newcastle Great Park and Ride and then travel by bus, getting off at John Dobson Street, close to City campus.

City Centre Car Parks

There are many car parks in walking distance of City campus. 

The nearest NCP car parks are


  • John Dobson Street 
  • New Bridge Street 

A day ticket at John Dobson Street car park is available at a discounted rate of £7.00. This is a single use ticket that gives you up to 24 hours parking on one visit.  Please take your NCP ticket to the Security Office, Sutherland House to have the discount validated. 

Discounted parking at John Dobson Street car park is also available by registering for ParkPass which gives the following reduced rates: 

£6.00 for up to 24 hours

£5.00 for up to 4 hours 

Visit to register using the activation code NU46X6ND.

You will need to create an online account and attach a bank card from which your parking charges will be deducted.

You will receive your NCP ParkPass within 6 days. 

To qualify for the reduced rates you must always use the pass that is sent to you on entry and exit. Do not take a paper ticket. Payment will be calculated automatically and deducted from the card you register with. 

Please note this is only valid at John Dobson Street NCP. 

NCP and the University cannot be held responsible for any charges resulting from failure to use the pass as directed.

Please visit the NCP website for parking options.

Newcastle City Council Car Parks and On Street Parking

Newcastle City Council operates 8 city centre multi-storey car parks and 48 surface car parks.  Parking in the pay and display bays in all council operated multi-storey car parks is free after 5pm from Monday to Saturday (with the exception of Stadium car park).

For further information, please visit the Newcastle City Council website.


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