Hopes of restoring a passenger rail link between two Northumberland towns after a gap of more than 40 years have been raised by the findings of a technical study.
Rail services across the North-East got back on track yesterday [Fri] after a derailment on a bridge over the Tyne caused chaos for thousands of passengers.
Thousands of angry rail passengers were left stranded yesterday after a day of delays on the East Coast Main Line following a derailment on a bridge over the Tyne.
Thousands of rail passengers faced lengthy delays yesterday on the East Coast Main Line.
10.00am: East Coast Main Line franchise hearing at Gateshead Civic Centre.
The future of East Coast rail services could become clearer within days as rival companies battling to run trains face a grilling from regional political and business leaders.
It company Alpha Lan Systems is on the move. Alpha Lan, a network support and software development company, has moved from its existing base in Stockton to purpose-built offices in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
Public transport giant Arriva has suggested putting its own money into buying new trains for its Wales & Borders franchise.
A home near the coast is an aspiration for many, and with numerous developments in both established and up-and-coming areas, more would-be buyers can enjoy the beauty of the North-East coastline.
Rail campaigners voiced dismay last night after it was announced a new train service between the North-East and London faces further delays.
A petition has been launched on the Prime Minister's website calling for the A1 to be dualled to boost safety and the economy.
The North-East must get a better deal over transport because it is suffering from unfair Government funding and worsening traffic, the Conservatives yesterday demanded.
North-East passengers could soon be stepping aboard express trains arriving from China, The Journal can reveal.
Hundred foot high flames last night engulfed the £100m new flagship university campus in Newcastle City Centre.
North-east train passengers were yesterday promised a £200m boost to services.
A radical overhaul of East Coast trains could lead to extra and faster services being introduced, The Journal has learned.
Bidders to take over the East Coast rail franchise will face grillings from businesses, politicians and lobby groups under plans announced by a North MP yesterday.
Business chiefs last night warned companies battling to run East Coast trains not to shortchange the North-East.
The first new-look diesel high-speed train will be launched on the East Coast Main Line as part of a £45m upgrade of services.
The transport group Arriva yesterday reported a 6.4% increase in pre-tax profits to £109.8m; this increase came about despite an extra £20m fuel bill for the year.
Concern over East Coast rail services grew last night as it emerged that station improvements and catering could be dropped by a new operator.
Transport group Arriva increased profits today after the firm raised bus fares to offset an extra £14m fuel bill.
At the end of a relatively calm day on the markets the FTSE 100 closed in positive territory, up 18 points at 6156.5.
Rail minister Tom Harris has been urged to "get off his backside" and visit the North-East to see plans to improve services.
Rail passengers found themselves trying to make up for lost time after a signal failure on the East Coast Main Line yesterday.
The London market's fragile confidence will be tested this week as another clutch of major companies are due to post results.
The Government is being urged to fast-track plans for a rail freight link to the East Coast Main Line from Teesport.
The latest round of results from the housebuilding sector should have added spice after Barratt Developments struck a £2.2bn deal to buy rival Wilson Bowden earlier this month.
A short-list of potential operators of trains on the East Coast Main Line was unveiled yesterday amid confusion about the future role of rail firm GNER.
Rail passengers faced travel chaos tonight after fallen overhead power cables caused severe delays on the East Coast Main Line.
Trains were delayed after two incidents on the East Coast Main Line, police said yesterday.
Trains to the North-east could soon be run by a company from the North-east after Arriva confirmed it was interested in taking over the East Coast Main Line.
Sir Richard Branson's rail firm yesterday confirmed it will enter the running to take over the East Coast Main Line franchise.
The rail company which has won the right to run trains from Sunderland to London could be bought out in the New Year, The Journal has learned.
Plans to improve a vital rail link between the North's largest port and the East Coast Main Line have suffered a setback as the Government refused to back them.
A key executive at Virgin Trains has said the price required to win the East Coast Main Line railway service must be several hundred million pounds below the sum GNER paid for the franchise.
The Government was last night accused of putting money before passengers after rail firm GNER lost its franchise to run the East Coast Main Line.
Motorists in the North will be forced to pay to drive on congested roads within a decade - but commuters opting instead for the railways have been warned they could soon be priced off the tracks as well.
Two people died and another was seriously injured during the rush-hour yesterday, bringing commuter chaos to the North-East.
The Government could take over the running of the East Coast Main Line from troubled rail operator GNER if the financial crisis surrounding its owner worsens, senior ministers have admitted.