Delivering Zero Emission Buses in the North East

Transport North East working in partnership with Go North East, Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council has been successful in an Expression of Interest to deliver 73 zero emission buses to the streets of the region.

Transport North East has been invited to prepare a business case for funding from the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Regional Areas programme. To be submitted in January 2022 if successful 73 electric vehicles could be operating within the region, part of a phased approach to transform the region’s bus fleet. This investment will be targeted at,

  • Coast Road Corridor; Serving Newcastle, North Tyneside and South East Northumberland,
  • A167 Corridor, Newcastle, Gateshead, Chester-Le- Street and Durham City Centre.
  • Consett; Serving the communities of Consett, Derwent Valley and Durham;
  • Durham Park and Ride: Includes services from four park and ride sites, part of a package to improve public transport use and improve air quality; and
  • Hexham: Centred on Hexham, also serving Allendale, East Tynedale, Haltwhistle, Mid Tyne, Ponteland and Prudhoe as well as parts of Cumbria and Tyne & Wear. It would serve towns and villages and connect to the World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park and areas of outstanding natural beauty

Updates on the progress on this submission will be posted on this website.

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