Newcastle Transport, Miscellaneous links
Newcastle upon Tyne
ABOVE: Newcastle Lad is a drawing by
the Dutch artist Hans Rijpma.
Reaching Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle International Airport
Tyneside's official airport site has flight times, a terminal map, ground
transportation info, and more. (You can take a metro train from the airport to
Newcastle Central for rail connections to Durham, York, Leeds, and other
National Rail Enquiries
Use this journey planner for British train trips.
You'll use the International Ferry Terminal at the Royal Quays if you're traveling to or from Scandinavia
DFDS Seaways (UK)
This Danish company runs an overnight ferry service betwen Newcastle and
The Tyne and Wear transportation network can help you get around the region by
Metro, bus, rail, or ferry.
Other transport information
This aviation enthusiasts' site has information on traffic movements at
Newcastle Airport, a local aviation photo gallery, and other information.
Although Geordies are fanatical about their "broon ale," I find it a little
bland. (But don't tell them I said so.)
English to Geordie Translator
When you've had your fill of turning the Queen's English into Newcastle dialect
with the e-form, you can say "Eeeh man, ahm gannin te the booza."
de Newcastle upon Tyne
And you thought the Queen's English was the only foreign language spoken on Tyneside.
Newcastle United Football Club
Don't show up in a rival club's colors, or you could end up black and blue. (If'
you're turned off by the overwhelming commercialism of NUFC's official site,
visit NUFC.com, a site produced by fans that
has been "proud, unofficial and free since 1993.")
Since 1952, this comic strip by Hartlepool cartoonist Reg Smythe has been
lampooning working-class attitudes and behavior in England's North East.
Meet the natives, ask about local pubs, and pick up snippets of the local dialect. (If
this link doesn't work with your newsreader, view
Google Groups: local.geordie in your Web browser.)
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