The journey time between the city of Newcastle and Durham in the north east of England is just under 15 minutes by train, with four different rail operators providing services throughout the day and night. Beginning just before 4:45 a.m each morning, East Coast provides one train per hour from Newcastle to Durham alongside similar services offered by TransPennine Express and Cross Country. Three trains per day are also offered between the stations by Northern Rail. Services end each day with an East Coast service at 10:45 p.m.
The city of Newcastle is known around the world for its vibrant nightlife, exciting attractions and a passionate interest in sports, particularly football. The nightlife of the city is centred around the Gate complex that boasts a cinema, bars and restaurants. Any trip to Newcastle would not be complete without a trip to St. James"s Park and the fervent support offered for the local football team.
Durham is one of the most important university towns in Britain, with the college housed in the 11th century castle. The skyline of the town is dominated by the historic cathedral and the architecture that includes Medieval and Victorian buildings and bridges.