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Strategy sets its sights firmly on upgrading ECML, the Leamside Line and Metro expansion
The North East Joint Transport Committee will discuss the adoption of the first North East Rail and Metro Strategy – a new blue print which outlines regional plans to upgrade the East Coast Main Line (ECML), reopen the Leamside Line and extend the Tyne and Wear Metro.
North East awarded £17.9m in funding for active travel
The North East has received £17.9m in funding from the Active Travel Fund to invest in the region’s walking and cycling network – the largest allocation in the country.
Local bus operators launch Kids go Free special offer this Easter
Bus companies in the North East are giving customers the chance to take their kids for free through special offers launched to coincide with the start of school Easter holidays.
Free trade event to help the region’s taxi and private hire sector electrify their fleet
A unique workshop event is being held on 12 April, 10.30am-1pm, at Gateshead International Stadium, for members of the taxi and private hire sector to learn more about the region’s ever-expanding electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging network.
North east response to BSIP funding announcement
Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director, Transport North East, said: “This announcement is great news for the region.
Give us the funding we need to deliver our ambitions for bus
Transport leaders are submitting a response to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into the National Bus Strategy – one year on from its publication.