Media enquiries

If you are a member of the media, please contact the communications team: communications@transportnortheast.gov.uk

(Please note our working hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Transport Types Icon
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.
Major traffic signals upgrade planned for the North East
The North East is set to benefit from a series of traffic signals upgrades on major bus routes across the region.
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.
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.
Region sets out £804m ambitious bus plan
The region’s first Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) has unveiled a new £804 million bid to Government which transport leaders are confident would dramatically transform bus services across the North East and greatly improve the bus network for millions of passengers as well as helping the environment.