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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.
MPs take the case for re-opening the Leamside Line to Parliament
Today a group of cross-party MPs has made the case for re-opening the Leamside Line to Parliament.
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.
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.