MINISTERS yesterday awarded transport firm National Express the new East Coast rail franchise amid fears over fare hikes and questions over the £1.4bn price tag of the deal.
PROTESTERS meet Network Rail officials this week over controversial plans to put up communication masts.
BRAVA Lifestyle Offices (BLO) has moved to a new home. The Teesside-based firm, which specialises in office interior planning and design, has also launched a virtual showroom to help reach potential new customers throughout the UK and beyond.
LONGER station platforms could be built to enable more trains to stop at an East Coast Main Line railway station.
A MAN has died from head injuries as he tried to bail flood water out of his home.
WORK on a £5m hotel project next to Newcastle Central Station is expected to start late next year, more than two years after it was first proposed.
DURHAM fans were given a timely Lord’s boost after last night’s final Twenty20 Cup game against North group winners Notts Outlaws was cancelled an hour before the start of play, (writes JEFF BOWRON).
Plans to deal with increased passenger growth on the region's trains have been announced - with a warning rail fares may have to rise.
Plans to deal with increased numbers of passengers on the region's trains have been announced - with a warning rail fares may have to rise.
The man at the helm of the 133-year-old firm reveals the latest stage of the company's plot for world domination.
The biggest dispute on the railways for more than a decade looked more likely last night when the industry's biggest union called a strike by signallers and maintenance staff and decided to ballot thousands of Network Rail workers for industrial action.
Thousands of main line commuters suffered delays and train cancellations yesterday after a builder's lorry became stuck underneath a bridge beneath the East Coast railway line.
THE Government today tried to justify its watering down of wording in a key regional economic blueprint.
Railwaymen fished a match at Eyemouth. sponsored by Network Rail and Virgin Trains.
Local people and businesses are being urged to pledge their support for plans to restore passenger rail services to a Northumberland town where the last trains ran more than 40 years ago.
Nexus and the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority have lodged a £600m bid with Government for Metro Re-invigoration.
Aquiet few days for blue-chip results should mean some of the lesser lights of the London Stock Exchange will be in the spotlight this week.
About 100 residents turned out last night to voice their opposition to controversial plans to erect giant railway communication masts.
Angry residents will tonight meet officially for the first time to oppose a series of rail communication masts that could be put up in Northumberland.
Network Rail bosses promised yesterday to do more to consult local communities affected by a £1.2bn safety programme to erect giant communication masts next to railway lines.
BUSINESS leaders were today playing down the Government’s watering down of wording in a key regional economic blueprint.
Network Rail last night dramatically halted work on five 30-metre communication masts after objections from angry residents.
Thousands of people in the North-East face living next to giant mobile phone masts because of a rail safety project.
Yobs who bombard trains with missiles are being targeted this half term to make them think about the consequences of their actions.
When Glen Edwards first went to see Star Wars at the cinema as a youngster, he had no idea how much of an impact the film would have on his, or indeed his child's, life.
Network Rail executives bowed to fierce criticism about their bonuses yesterday - by deferring part of the payout until the result of an inquiry into the Cumbria rail crash is known.
A boardroom battles looms at St James's Park; it's been a good day for fashion house Burberry; and there could be a rail strike.
TOP Network Rail (NR) bosses today received total bonuses of about £200,000, despite the company accepting blame for this year’s Cumbria train crash in which one passenger died.
7am: Network Rail announces 2006-07 financial results and bonuses for staff.
Oakleigh Gardens School in Cleadon, South Tyneside, will be closed today for electrical work.
A union chief yesterday expressed "alarm and anger" after it emerged that a group of prisoners have helped maintain one of Britain's busiest railway lines.
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.
Major rail disruption is expected across the East Coast mainline after two freight train wagons were derailed today, Network Rail said.
A neighbourhood Watch Meeting will be held on Wednesday May 9 at 7.15pm in Cleadon Methodist Church Hall, Cleadon Village, South Tyneside.
As I write this article, I am aware that seismic changes are about to take place within the governance of this country.
Metro services ground to a halt for around an hour yesterday after an overhead power line fault between Pelaw and South Hylton.
Transport group Go-Ahead said it was on track for better-than-expected results as rail passenger levels grew in the face of fare increases in January.
A massive £300m Teesside deep sea container terminal, which could bring 5,500 jobs to the area, still has obstacles to overcome.
Rail campaigners voiced dismay last night after it was announced a new train service between the North-East and London faces further delays.