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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northumberland County Council is to change the way it reimburses bus operators for concessionary fares to prevent a possible legal... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Walking and cycling charity Sustrans has pledged to work with Stockton-on-Tees Council to try and find a way to deliver new cycle links after the... continue
New Transit
End of the line
Catering Good news for those in First Class on state-owned train operator East Coast - fresh milk is back on the menu! Over the last year we heard... continue
New Transit
Projects Lead Story
Nexus inks a deal that will allow it to retain ownership and unlock £300m in funding Nexus, the Tyne &?Wear PTE, has surprised the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
German state rail operator DB looks set to increase its presence in the UK after being named preferred bidder for the contract to operate the Tyne... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Chris Bell has been appointed the Highways Agency’s assistant network manager for the North East. He was previously a project officer for the... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE, yesterday evening announced the name of a preferred bidder for a contract to operate trains and stations on the Tyne... continue
New Transit
Feature Detail
WINNER Go North East, for the Red Kite bus brand Go North East’s Red Kite bus brand was born out of one of the most successful environmental... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News Lead Story
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE, has announced that tickets on the Metro light rail system are to be frozen in 2010, including singles, returns,... continue
New Transit
People
Open access train operator Grand Central has appointed Charles Belcher to the company board. Latterly managing director of Virgin West Coast, where... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Two hydrogen buses are set to hit the streets of Sunderland as part of a unique research and development programme that aims to bring international... continue
Local Transport Today
News
A date has been set for the transfer of National Express’s East Coast rail franchise to the DfT’s operator of last resort –... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A personalised travel planning project is underway in the Low Fell area of Gateshead. The project is being delivered to 2,000 households by the... continue
New Transit
Bus News
‘Key to the ongoing sustainable development Leeds and its City Region,’ is how environment minister and Leeds MP Hilary Benn described... continue
New Transit
Progress Report
Andrew Garnett
Of all the new entrants to the embryonic open access rail market, Grand Central had something of a long drawn-out labour. After a decade-long... continue
New Transit
Projects
The contract to operate the Tyne & Wear Metro under a new operating concession is down to two bidders after PTE Nexus rejected a bid by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Tyne and Wear passenger transport executive, Nexus, has cut its shortlist for the contract to operate trains and stations on its Metro network to two... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Middlesbrough’s directly elected mayor, Ray Mallon, and neighbouring Redcar & Cleveland Council are embroiled in a furious spat about the... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Passenger numbers on the Tyne & Wear Metro could rise by 400,000 following the decision to increase the number of trains on the Sunderland... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News
Andrew Garnett
Nexus, the Tyne & Wear PTE which owns, manages and is modernising the Tyne & Wear Metro system, today announced the names of the final two... continue
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