Funding has been secured to manufacture train carriages at Hitachi Rail Europe’s £82m Newton Aycliffe plan, the firm has confirmed
Rail workers protested in Newcastle yesterday against plans to bring the East Coast main line back into private hands
Two leading rail unions have launched a legal bid to halt the sale of the East Coast main line, it was revealed yesterday. The Government has run the line, the North East's key link to London and Scotland, since 2009
The battle for the franchise to run the East Coast Main Line has begun - with ministers promising passengers will enjoy faster and more frequent services
MPs accuse Department for Transport of blundering in franchise deals leading to failures on outdated and crowded Northern trains
Man christened Mallard meets the locomotive he was named after at the Great Goodbye event in Shildon
A major programme of investment in the North East is needed to ensure the region receives economic benefits from the planned high speed rail line
The East Coast Main Line has come out well in a national rail survey on passenger satisfaction
Proposals to speed up construction of the HS2 line in the North of England will be presented next month
Tony Lodge, a Research Fellow
at the Centre for Policy Studies, argues that the region deserves a fast rail line and shouldn't have to wait for HS2
The art deco style image of one of the
greatest of steam locomotives lit up a North East landmark building
last night to signal the last stage in a poignant railway reunion
Around 80 companies in talks with NewcastleGateshead Initiative to invest in region and future of route from Scotland to London King's Cross could be deciding factor
The views of businesses are being sought to help strengthen the case for investment in one of the region’s most important transport links.
Newcastle MP Catherine McKinnell warms rise in East Coast rail fares will make life hard for many North East families
A journey to our nation's capital lead the Secret Diner to sample East Coast Trains' gastronomic offerings
North East local enterprise partnership chief hits out at the Government's high speed rail plans
Study to decide whether planned high-speed rail lines should be extended north into Newcastle and on to Scotland has begun
North East MPs are asking questions of ministers after claims the HS2 rail scheme will cut journey times by less than half the amount claimed
Newcastle's Labour leader Nick Forbes has joined council colleagues from other big cities to urge the party leadership in London to back HS2
Fury as East Coast privatisation goes ahead - but Transport Ministers promise better services
The re-privatisation of the East Coast rail franchise will be launched today - despite continued opposition from trade unions and Labour
Plans to sell the East Coast Main Line franchise will go ahead despite opposition, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has insisted
A bid by cross-channel rail company Eurostar to run the East Coast main line has been branded a "disgrace" by a North East Labour MP
A study has concluded that the North East could benefit from the new high speed rail line being planned despite not having dedicated high speed stations
Demonstrators gathered in Newcastle to protest against another “massive” increase of 4.1% in rail fares
Towns and cities across the North East will benefit from faster and more frequent rail services once the new high-speed rail line is completed
A poll carried out has shown that almost 60% of the public are against plans to sell off the East Coast train service
Young people have been warned to stay off rail tracks during the summer holidays by British Transport Police
A total of 270 carriages will be manufactured by Hitachi Rail Europe at its new factory in Newton Aycliffe
Passengers have been urged to back the fight against the privatisation of East Coast trains
A decision to let National Express bid for the chance to take back control of the East Coast Main Line was condemned as “incredible” by MPs, as they called for the line to remain under public control
THE East Coast Main Line should stay in public hands, ministers have been told.
The East Coast Main Line has been more profitable while being run by the Government, new figures show
Ministers have ignored warnings and announced plans to privatise the East Coast Main Line within two years
The East Coast main line is expected to be back in private hands in less than two years under rail franchise plans announced by the Government today
FEARS over East Coast rail services are mounting after operator National Express yesterday admitted the recession has hit its finances.
THE eventual re-opening of a mothballed North East rail line looks to be more likely after an MP’s meeting with Rail Minister Tom Harris .
ECONOMIC news will take centre stage this week as analysts look to a number of official releases for clues about the timing of future interest rate cuts.
WORK has started on creating a £11m office and industrial development in Berwick which is expected to help create more than 750 jobs.
A PERIOD of significant economic growth is under way in the Tees Valley.