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APPG for Leamside Line Launched
A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Leamside Line was formally launched in Parliament on 10 May 2023. Sharon Hodgson MP and Paul Howell
Local MPs meet Minister for Transport to discuss re-opening of the Leamside Line
MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, Sharon Hodgson, South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck and MP for Blaydon Liz Twist, today held a productive meeting with Minister for Transport Huw Merriman MP, to discuss potential Government support to re-open
Re-opening of the Leamside Line takes a step forward as business case published for Metro services to Washington
Cross-party North East politicians and regional business leaders have come together to call upon the Government to invest in North East infrastructure by supporting the
Government approves next phase of works on the new Northumberland rail line
The latest major milestone on the Northumberland Line has been reached after the Government approved a key part of the authorisation process.
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.