Optimized CitadelOn a cold Tuesday morning in September, I found myself navigating Newcastle Central Station, which was surprisingly busy for a weekday morning. I located my seat in the middle carriage and sat opposite a middle-aged woman whom made polite conversation with me regarding the weather and mildly busy train. The woman, who’s name I later learned was Jean, preached about her favourite fish and chip shop in central Carlisle.

A warm welcome to Matthew Barrett who joined TVCRP as our Tourism Intern on 1st September 2018. Matthew will be working with the TVCRP team and Northern to promote torurism on the line. This is a one year posting as part of Matthews Busineess Administration Degree course at Northumbria Univeristy. We wish Matthew every success in the next year and look forward to working with him.