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Leaders take the first step towards bringing Metro to Washington
The North East Joint Transport Committee is set to discuss development of a new Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) for the South of Tyne and Wearside Loop which could take the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington in a major boost for regional connectivity.
Covid-19 impact on transport budget will lead to reduced funding for buses and higher bills for councils without Government support, transport leaders warn
Transport leaders are set to consider a transport budget that will see cuts to public transport funding in Tyne and Wear and an increase in costs to Tyne and Wear councils, because of the impact of Covid-19 on public transport usage.
Transport Leaders set to discuss next steps for the East Coast Main Line and Leamside Line
A report, to be discussed on Monday 20 December, outlines a series of steps the region will action to improve capacity of the ECML in the North East and reopen the Leamside Line using Metro and local rail services.
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.