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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.
Long-term strategy for rail and Metro in the North East unveiled
Members of the public are being asked to have their say on the new North East Rail and Metro Strategy (NERMS) which highlights the region’s rail and Metro ambitions and what the network could look like by 2035.
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.
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.
North East Leaders ask the Prime Minister to keep the national requirement for face coverings on public transport
Political Leaders in the North East have today written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to keep in place the relevant national legislation to
Network One tickets can now be purchased on a pop card
Network One – the travel ticket covering any bus, Metro and Shields Ferry – can now be purchased on a Pop card, which means that