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Local Transport Today
Regular news
A programme of ‘Smarter choice’ measures and Active Traffic Management could help to reduce pressures on the north of England’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Newcastle have approved plans to introduce 20mph speed limits across residential streets in the city in a move that mirrors the... continue
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People
Stagecoach North East has appointed Martin Musther as a manager of the growth of its City Sightseeing tours in Newcastle and Gateshead which... continue
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Other Columnist
By Paul Salveson
Northern has 471 stations across its network and most of them are unstaffed. Many are in urban areas and face the sort of problems of anti-social... continue
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Letters to the Editor
By Ian Yeowart, Managing Director, Grand Central
I write in response to the item in ‘inbrief’ regarding National Express East Coast expansion plans. Perhaps the headline ‘NXEC... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nexus has invited expressions of interest in the running of the Tyne and Wear Metro. The chosen bidder will take over operations from 1 April 2010... continue
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In brief
A report commissioned by National Express East Coast has claimed that the operator’s expansion plans will be far more beneficial to passengers... continue
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Rail News
Tyne and Wear Metro owner, Nexus PTE has invited bids to take over operation of its light rail system and will be submitting its own in-house... continue
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In brief
Bus operator Go North East is to launch a taxi feeder service for its Bargain Bus-branded routes in Blyth, Ashington, Cramlington and Morpeth with... continue
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Business Monitor
GREAT North Eastern Railway, the train operator which bowed out of the InterCity?East?Coast rail franchise last December after a decade, recorded... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
A competition is being held for the design of a Home Zone on the eastern edge of Stockton town centre. It will cover a 3.39-hectare area in the Tees... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
North Lincolnshire Council this week welcomed the Government’s announcement of a public inquiry into plans to increase tolls on the Humber... continue
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Rail News
The Office of Rail Regulation has delayed its decision on whether to approve National Express East Coast’s expansion plan or proposals for new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Yorkshire and Humber regional transport board looks set to reject the opportunity to transfer funds between different transport blocks of its... continue
Local Transport Today
Schemes completed
The rebuilt bus station in Washington has opened. The new bus station has been built as part of the £20m Galleries shopping centre and retail... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By James Dark
Network Rail has relented to pressure from National Express East Coast and the Office of Rail Regulation and agreed that it would be possible for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has launched a £100m programme to research and develop low carbon vehicles.  John Denham, Secretary of State for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authority leaders in Tyne and Wear have commissioned consultants to undertake a review of transport governance in the conurbation. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nexus is consulting on a new strategy to grow bus use in the  Tyne and Wear conurbation and says it will seek to use the Local Transport Bill... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of concessionary bus passenger trips made by the elderly and disabled in Tyne and Wear has grown by about 8% since the nationwide free... continue
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