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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the North East of England are drawing up plans for a Combined Authority that will lead to the demise of the Tyne and Wear... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Noble has been appointed manager of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s Northern Region, replacing David Holding who retires in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus passenger satisfaction in Tyne and Wear has “fallen significantly”, Nexus director general Bernard Garner told members of the Tyne... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
JMP Consultants has been appointed by the Tyne Valley Rail Users Group to assess the potential for re-opening the former Gilsland Station to serve... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is cutting his hours from April as part of changes to the PTE’s management structure. Garner will remain... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the North East of England are pursuing plans for a ‘North East Business Unit’ within a wider combined... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sally Herbert has been appointed commercial services specialist in Newcastle City Council’s technical services department. She was Local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Holding, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Northern region manager, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH2
You report that Newcastle City Council is consulting on converting its no-car lanes to become bus lanes (together with cycles, taxis, private hire... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators in North East England have accused Nexus, the PTE, of being unduly negative about the operators’ partnership proposals. Nexus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Newcastle City Council  is consulting on plans to ban goods vehicles and vans from the city’s pioneering ‘no car’ lanes, as... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The possible devolution of local rail services to the North of England is likely to be delayed by at least a year and possibly two years because of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nexus has told bus operators to come up with an improved partnership offer if they want to avert the implementation of bus Quality Contracts. PTE... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport authorities in the North of England are to be sent a prospectus setting out how local rail services could be governed under devolved... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham County Council is to remove 7,000 street lights as part of a plan to save £55m over 25 years in electricity and maintenance costs. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Newcastle-based company has launched a new low-cost bike hire scheme that removes the need for expensive heavy docking stations. Users of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis is leading a review of transport and other infrastructure needs of North East England for the local... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
In our last issue we reported that Sunderland City Council’s new road crossing of the River Wear was expected to cost £133m. This was a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH has accused Nexus of using flawed analysis  in its case for introducing bus Quality Contracts across Tyne and Wear. The operator... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nexus is considering allowing bicycles to be carried on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Consultation on the idea ended last week.  ... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A decision on whether to devolve the management of local rail services in the North of England and the West Midlands to local government is likely to... continue
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