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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.

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

Picture showing what new Metro trains could look like

Government agrees to talks on Tyne and Wear Metro expansion

Nexus are working up plans to see whether new Metros or trams could open up services to the Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle’s West End, Washington, the Metrocentre and the Team Valley

The Government is proposing to change laws governing taxis

Taxi reforms put passengers at risk, warns North East MP

North East MP Grahame Morris has slammed plans to cut safety restrictions on private hire vehicles

The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland

Review of A1 dualling North of Newcastle to begin in July

MP Nick Brown has hit out at delays as it emerged a review into the feasability of dualling the A1 has not yet begun

The former railway viaducts of the Derwent Valley remain a spectacular sight

Hotel may be the next step forward for Derwent Valley

Gateshead Council on the look out for prospective hotel operators who would be interested in opening what it describes as a 'destination' hotel

The launch of the Great North Commute in Newcastle

Commuters encouraged to embrace new ways of getting to work next Friday

How do you get to work? If you are bored of the bus or Metro, how about a spacehopper, skateboard or a unicycle?

A Stagecoach double decker bus

Stagecoach prepares to take battle over North East bus routes to court

Sunderland MP Bridget Phillipson hits out at Stagecoach who are planning legal action over the takeover of bus routes

A pothole in the road

North East to get a share of £6 million to repair roads damaged by winter rains

North East councils will get £6 million to repair roads damaged by wettest winter on record the Transport Secretary has announced

A train on the East Coast Main Line

Newcastle College academy brings future of rail to the North East

The region’s first railway academy has been given the green light for land between Heworth and Pelaw


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