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Desmond Fletcher, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive’s director general between 1976 and 1983 has died, aged 88. During his time... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has announced the scope of work for six feasibility studies into upgrading strategic roads around England from Northumberland to Sussex, and... continue
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In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
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In brief
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers can now buy season tickets in hundreds of newsagents, convenience stores and supermarkets thanks to a partnership... continue
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People/people
Gareth Evans has been appointed strategic travel co-ordinator at the Intu MetroCentre shopping centre in Gateshead. He was previously a research... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has hailed the sealing of the £2.7bn funding deal to build a new fleet of nearly 500 train carriages... continue
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Lee Baker
Rail unions today take legal action to challenge Government plans to re-privatise th... continue
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People/people
Tim Pheby has joined Sustrans as a senior engineer in the north-east of England. His previous employers include consultants Cycling Matters and... continue
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The DfT has negotiated a 22-month extension to the Northern rail franchise with Abellio and Serco, to February 2016, and announced the allocation of... continue
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Nexus is to consult on a new strategy for the Tyne and Wear Metro, with the key objective being to procure a new fleet of trains. The existing train... continue
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The Government has approved plans for a Combined Authority covering the Tyne and Wear conurbation and surrounding council areas. The CA will cover... continue
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Andrew Forster
Nexus is to consult on changes to its bus Quality Contract proposals, including replacing plans for three big multi-vehicle contracts with smaller,... continue
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Andrew Forster
Middlesbrough Council is to continue a free parking policy in council-owned town centre car parks after retailers attributed higher sales to the... continue
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Real-time information about the weather and hazards such as floods is to be integrated with real-time information for transport systems in a project... continue
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Andrew Forster
Train operator Abellio has launched bike hire facilities at more than 40 stations across its three franchises – Northern Rail, Greater Anglia... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston PL20
Critical to the debate around the relative merits of a bus Quality Contract and a partnership in Tyne & Wear is the content and enforceability of... continue
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Detail
Great North Eastern Railway has submitted plans to the Office of Rail Regulation for an hourly open access high-speed service on the East Coast Main... continue
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Regular news
More detail has emerged of how the new Northern and TransPennine rail franchises will be managed by a partnership of the DfT and the 33 local... continue
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Bike hire schemes could be revived in Oxford and the University of Sunderland following the demise of the original schemes late last year when the... continue
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In brief
Northumberland County Council is to scrap parking charges in most council-owned car parks from April. Free parking was an election pledge of the... continue
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