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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.
The North East says: “We need the Leamside Line re-opened.”
Opening the disused Leamside line is a key priority for the region because of the economic, social, and environmental benefits it would bring.
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.
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