Body discovered on the Metro line approaching Cullercoats Metro station on Saturday, July18.
Police are now in a position to name the deceased as David Sydney Black, 62, from the Whitley Bay area.
Enquiries have revealed Mr Black was struck by a Metro train.
The investigation into the death is continuing and police would ask for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
People can contact police on 101, extension 69191 quoting log number 1134 18/07/15.