All the latest transport news from across the North East. Read the latest transport stories, features, reports from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Ahead of the North East Transport Links Breakfast, we celebrate the region's role in the birth of the rail industry

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

Hexham MP Guy Opperman

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's A69 dualling campaign wins support from Cumbria

Hexham MP Guy Opperman's campaign to get the A69 dualled has won support from the far end of the route

Go North East's Cobalt Clipper bus

North East councils win cash for for 'greener' buses on Tyneside streets

Newcastle and Sunderland City Councils have received £472,000 after putting together a successful bid to The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund on behalf of the North East Combined Authority

Nine out of 10 trains must run on time starting from spring next year

Peter Lovering: If Northumberland is to prosper then it needs proper rail links

Northumberland businessman says we should be concentrating our efforts not on HS2, but on the East Coast Main Line

The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland

Dedicated North East transport plan must be drawn up warns Hexham MP

A dedicated transport plan for the North East must be drawn up or the region will be 'left in the slow lane' MP Guy Opperman has warned

Stephen Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, which organised The Tees Valley Business Summit

Top North East infrastructure and business bosses gear up to debate regional transport

The Journal and The Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast on September 25 brings together a stellar panel of senior figures in the North East

Barras Bridge in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle City Council given green light to spend £1.4m on new designs for roads over-haul

Despite concerns over £1.4m spend on plans for new city road layout, the council will press ahead with biggest transport shake-up in 30 years

2020 Vision

2020 Vision August 2014: Transport challenges for the North East

In this edition of 2020 Vision we take a look at the transport challenges facing the North East over the next 20 years

A Northern Rail train

Northern Rail puts up fares as a result of franchise agreement

Rail company blames agreement signed with DfT for Newcastle to Northumberland fare hike

Are we still in the slow lane?

The major transport decisions that could get the North East moving

The business case for North East transport improvements has never been stronger. Adrian Pearson looks at what we have won, and what we still need

Newcastle Central Station

North East business community supports £15bn infrastructure plan

Major business organisations and leaders have given their backing to a report that could see major investment in North East transport links

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Transport issues on the agenda at the Transport Links Breakfast

The North East's most pressing transport issues will be debated next month at The Journal and the Evening Gazette's Transport Links Breakfast

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Will a £15bn transport plan benefit the North East?

We gauge reaction to the proposal by five North cities including Newcastle which they hope will revolutionise our transport system

The Transport Links Breakfast takes place on Thursday September 25 at Ramside Hall Hotel, Co Durham

Road connectivity, port capacity and air links on the agenda for Transport Links Breakfast

The Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will feature a panel of the North East’s key transport bosses and business leaders

Hitachi photo of a mock-up of Hitachi Rail Europe's AT200 train

Hitachi reveal next generation train to be built in North East

Hitachi Rail Europe have revealed images of a new commuter train to be built at its Newton Aycliffe plant

A Northern Rail train

North East council leaders to unite on region's rail plans

Lobbying efforts for Northern Rail and East Coast services will take place this week in Newcastle

Rail union bosses say not enough assurances have been given by the Government over services from Morpeth

Denise Robertson: Why take a journey into the unknown with our railways?

A French company has won a 7-year contract to run London’s Docklands Light Railway. Denise Robertson gives her opinion

TransPennine Express trains

North East MPs' anger over plans to cut train guards and ticket office staff

MPs have criticised government plans to axe staff on the Northern and Transpennine Express rail franchises

Hexham bus station

Loosing Hill preferred option for new Hexham bus station

Loosing Hill is the preferred option to develop a new bus station in Hexham, Northumberland


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