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Newcastle station's £8.6m upgrade

Newcastle's Central station is to get a £8.6m upgrade in a year-long project to modernise the historic building. Plans include a pedestrianised area, more shops and a new information centre. Work is due to start in May.

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Station upgrade will give city 'new lease of life'

The area around Newcastle's Central station will benefit greatly from the multi-million pound upgrade of the transport hub, according to the North East Chamber of Commerce.

The organisation, made up of businesses across the region, has backed the planned £8.6m makeover of the station.

Director of Policy Ross Smith said: “Newcastle Central Station is obviously a very important element of many people’s first impression of the city and the wider region.

“These exciting plans will help make sure that impression is a good one and should complement wider proposals for the Stephenson Quarter to give a new lease of life to that area of the city.”

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