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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.

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

An East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station

Rush to privatise East Coast means no new train for region

MPs accuse Department for Transport of blundering in franchise deals leading to failures on outdated and crowded Northern trains

A Stagecoach double decker bus

Bus operator Stagecoach calls on MPs for more say over transport policy

Bus operator stagecoach is locked in a row with local councils - but now it's told MPs it wants a seat on the transport authority

British Transport Police Sgt Chris Jones in Newcastle Central Station

Police to patrol trains to curb rowdy late-night travellers

Hexham MP Guy Opperman is welcoming a clamp down on train anti social behaviour on trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

David Brown, chief executive of Go-Ahead

Go Ahead Group on track to meet targets

Transport giant the Go Ahead Group said good progress across its divisions has put it on course to meet its expectations for the full financial year.

Durham City bus station on North Road, Durham

£5m could be allocated for redevelopment of Durham bus station and North Road

Proposals for the funding have been included in the council's budget report to be agreed next week

New electric train for Thameslink

Electric class 700 train unveiled: Train built for the Thameslink route through London

The Electric Class 700 is being built for the Thameslink route through London, with the first new trains due to begin operating in 2016

A police officer giving a motorist a breathalyser test

Road safety campaign launched to tackle dangerous company car drivers

Driving Down Your Risk road safety campaign starts today to tackle dangerous company car drivers

Director General of High Speed 2 David Prout

High Speed Rail chief says new route is vital to the North East

David Prout has insisted that even though his new railway line will not reach Newcastle and the North East, the economic benefits it could be bring are simply too vital to ignore

Hexham MP Guy Opperman, with Nick Knox from Arriva, at Hexham Bus Station

MP Guy Opperman hits out at Hexham bus station sale plan

Hexham MP Guy Opperman has hit out at plans to sell off the town's bus station

The roundabout at the Silverlink retail park

Silverlink A19 roundabout plans set to win council support

North Tyneside Council is to discuss the A19 Silverlink junction improvement scheme at a meeting

The A1 western bypass in Newcastle

North East still waiting as road infrastructure put in slow lane

Government told it must deliver vital road projects for North East after only one scheme scheduled to get under way by time of general election

East Coast announced its prices for 2014

MP warns East Coast fare rises will hit hard pressed families

Newcastle MP Catherine McKinnell warms rise in East Coast rail fares will make life hard for many North East families

Heavy traffic on the A1 in Gateshead

North East gridlock misery is costing us billions, report reveals

Campaigners call for investment in North East road infrastructure as scale of cash wasted is unveiled

Rail passengers at Newcastle Central Station

Report claims North East's rail is hitting the buffers

Rail service in the North East are among the worst in the country, with sparse networks making travel inaccessible to many people, according to new figures

Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel jobs saved after appeal victory

More than 600 jobs look set to be saved after Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel won an appeal overturning a competition ruling banning it from operating ferry services from Dover

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