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North East response to Integrated Rail Plan
Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee has issued a response to the Integrated Rail Plan.
TfN Chief Executive visits the region
Regional transport leaders at the North East Joint Transport Committee have welcomed a visit from Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive of Transport for the North (TfN).
Cuts to bus services highly likely, plus a “Hobson’s choice” for Tyne and Wear councils
Worried council leaders will discuss a major shortfall in the finances of the Tyne and Wear Metro caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on next year’s transport budget.
Drivers set to save 1,944-hours-a-week as Tyne Tunnels go live with open-road-tolling
On Monday 8 November - for the first time in its 54-year history - drivers will drive straight through the Tyne Tunnels, without stopping – saving 1,944 hours a week in queuing time.
Transport leaders approve region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan
Transport leaders have today (Tuesday 26 October) approved the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) at a meeting of the North East Joint Transport Committee.  
New fast charging station for electric vehicles at the iconic Angel of the North
Electric vehicle owners in the North East have a fantastic new location for rapid charging – right next to the Angel of the North on the A167 Durham Road in Gateshead.