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Progress Report: Issue Issue 01 18 Jun 2009

Patronage disappoints but QuayLink makes splash

This month we revisit QuayLink, four years on from its launch

Andrew Garnett

Any visitor to Newcastle and Gateshead cannot help notice the distinctive yellow hybrid-powered  buses of the innovative QuayLink city centre bus service. Launched in the summer of 2005 with £7.7m of government funding by Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and Nexus, the Tyne &?Wear PTE, QuayLink connects the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead with the now thriving Quayside, home to new cultural venues as well as educational, home and office developments.

Regeneration was...

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