North East Transport Plan

The North East Transport Plan sets out our region’s transport aspirations up to 2035. It brings to life our transport aspirations and includes a live programme of around 243 schemes which equal at least £6.8bn of transport investment – a figure which will grow over the lifespan of the Plan.

This programme will help to make a big difference to the lives of people in the North East – our health, our environment and our economy.  For years our region has seen dramatically lower levels of transport investment than other areas of the country. Our Plan will address this imbalance and boost spending on schemes which will be ‘game-changing’ for the North East and how we travel each day.

The Plan covers the seven local authority areas of our two combined authorities: The North East Combined Authority (Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland), and The North of Tyne Combined Authority (Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland).

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North East Transport Plan

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Strategy & Policy

North East Bus Service Improvement Plan
The region’s first BSIP unveiled a new £804 million bid to Government which transport leaders are confident will transform bus services across the North East.
North East Rail and Metro Strategy
Following the publication of the North East Transport Plan in 2021, the North East Rail and Metro Strategy (NERMS) has been created which sets out how Rail and Metro can play a key role in achieving our region’s shared transport
Connected North East: Our Blueprint
Our ‘Connected North East: Our Blueprint’ document forms the basis of ongoing discussions with central government about regional transport and digital connectivity post Covid-19.