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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.
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.