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Local Transport Today
News
National Express Group (NEG) made a cut price escape from its East Coast rail franchise after failing to renegotiate the loss making contract in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Passenger Transport Executive Group has expressed concern that overcrowding at key regional rail hubs could get worse as the Department of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
The government's move to renationalise National Express' East Coast rail franchise will have a knock-on effect on transport spending, transport... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
Transport minister Sadiq Khan has announced that Tees Valley is to benefit from a £62m upgrade to help improve its local bus network. The... continue
New Transit
Progress Report
Andrew Garnett
Any visitor to Newcastle and Gateshead cannot help notice the distinctive yellow hybrid-powered  buses of the innovative QuayLink city centre... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
Perhaps the most desperate example of the rail industry’s squeeze on passenger is the seat reservation charge introduced by National Express at... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
TRANSPORT Secretary Lord Adonis has promised to investigate whether free bus passes for pensioners and the disabled could be extended to the... continue
Transit
Media Monitor
METRO bosses are paying up to £1m in a bid to run the railway they already own. As competition to run trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 18 May, North-East paper The Journal suggested that “a ring road for Tyneside” was on the cards due to concerns “that... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The government was last night accused of slashing funds for North East roads and rail links as figures show the South gets nearly four times more... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Newcastle City Council is consulting on proposals to reduce congestion, improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and give greater priority to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultant Mott MacDonald’s transport technology services team has been appointed by the Tyne and Wear Local Transport Plan partners (Newcastle... continue
Transit
Rail News
A train operator is to begin charging passengers for reserving a seat. National Express is to charge £2.50 for reser... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The Highways Agency is inviting comments as part of a public consultation on the A19/A184 Testos junction improvement scheme. Two off-line options... continue
Transit
Media Monitor
Japanese industrial giant Hitachi is considering creating hundreds of jobs on Tyneside at a factory to build carriages for "super express"... continue
Transit
Business Monitor
TRAIN operator TransPennine Express recorded a sharp increase in operating and pre-tax profits during the year to March 31  2008, according to... continue
Transit
In brief
Nexus, the PTE for Tyne & Wear, last week launched its new bus strategy for the region that calls for wholesale improvements to services. This... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new journey planning website has been launched for travel in the Tees Valley area. The website broadcasts live information about the road network... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A scoring tool for prioritising the implementation of 20mph zones has been developed for Gateshead Council by consultant JMP. The tool includes a GIS... continue
Transit
Business Monitor
PROFITS fell at train operator Northern Rail back by 9% in the 52 weeks ended January 5 2008, according to the company’s annual accounts. The... continue
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