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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.

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: 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

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

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

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

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Chancellor urged not to overlook region after new high speed hopes revealed

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged not to overlook the North East in any future high speed rail plans

The A184 Junction of A1 which is set for improvements

Business community backs A1 plan for new 50mph stretch

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Dropping the speed limit to 50mph would be a small price to pay to widen the A1 and improve connectivity, the North East business community believe

The A184 Junction of A1 which is set for improvements

A1 50mph plan: Motorists give their views on speed limit proposal

North East drivers took to Twitter, Facebook and our sites to give us their views on the North Brunton plan

Jamie Martin, managing partner at Ward Hadaway

Transpennine Express improvements welcomed by law firm Ward Hadaway

Changes to the Transpennine Express service have been welcomed, but prominent law firm Ward Hadaway insists more need to be done to improve links

A East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

North East transport funding gap could get worse, warn MPs

The North East needs more transport investment - but the Government's planned changes might only make things worse, warn MPs

An Arriva bus

Transport is number one North East business concern

Transport needs have topped a survey of concerns of North East directors

A First Capital Connect Service at King's Cross Station, London

Newcastle transport firm Go-Ahead wins multi-million pound rail franchise

Newcastle-registered transport group Go-Ahead and French firm Keolis have secured a multi-million pound rail franchise

Journalists

Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer