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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:01:16 +0100

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Ministers 'supportive' of Darlington railway station expansion

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

AN ambitious scheme to transform Darlington railway station and the surrounding area is close to receiving government backing, it has been claimed.

OK buses to make return

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:03:01 +0100

PEOPLE can take a trip down memory line when an OK bus returns to the roads of County Durham for the first time in more than two decades this weekend.

Food festival-goers can use heritage railway to get to Bishop Auckland this weekend

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

PASSENGERS wishing to visit an annual North-East food fair can for the first time travel to it by heritage railway.

Timetable announced for A64 dual carriageway plans

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

THIRSK’s MP has welcomed a consultation into increasing dual carriageway along of the most dangerous roads in North Yorkshire.

Resurfacing works on Sedgefield bypass this week

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

MOTORISTS are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys as road resurfacing work takes place in County Durham.

Vintage bus run at the weekend

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

THE Teesside 500 Group are organising their annual Vintage Bus Running Day to be held next weekend.

Maximum stay of three hours suggested as part of Yarm parking plan

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

A PROPOSED shake-up of parking charges in Yarm town centre are due to go out to consultation today.

Airport's backing for strategic transport plan

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

THE owner of Durham Tees Valley Airport has joined airports across the North in backing a 30-year transport plan.

Three injured after car 'flips' on busy road

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:24:05 +0100

THREE occupants of a car were injured after it flipped over on a busy road.

Passengers urged to check before they travel as work takes place to the railway

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

NETWORK Rail is urging passengers travelling between the North-East and Manchester to check before they travel as work takes place to the railway.

Study into dangerous crossing points on A19 commissioned after pensioner's death nears completion

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

A STUDY of dangerous crossing points on the A19 in North Yorkshire will be completed by June this year, highways chiefs have said.

Free day of family fun on the buses

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

HISTORIC buses will be on display this Sunday as part of a family fun day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Teesside Municipal Transport.

New train allows more passengers to experience delights of heritage railway line

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0100

SUPPORTERS of a heritage railway line raised more than £50,000 in just two months to secure a new train with the capacity to carry twice as many passengers.

East Coast honour for regiment with roots in the region

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

THE Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been honoured with the naming of a Virgin Trains Class 91 locomotive to mark its 50-year anniversary.

Bid to stop cycle crashes - 11 killed or injured in Richmondshire

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:00:46 +0100

AN investigation has been launched into how to stem an upsurge in cycling casualties on roads made famous by Tour de France.

Ticket offices threatened with closure will remain open

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

TWO rail companies have stepped in to keep ticket offices which were set for closure open.

Now Germans are asked to intervene in long-running rail dispute

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100

THE German federal transport minister has now been asked to intervene in the year-long dispute on Northern Rail.

Easter traffic to peak Thursday and Friday ... but brace yourselves for wet and windy weekend

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:20:06 +0100

EASTER traffic is expected to peak on Thursday and Friday with Britons warned to brace themselves for a wet and windy weekend.

Northern trains workers stage 24-hour walkout in year-long row over guards

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:05:09 +0100

WORKERS at Northern are striking again as part of a long-running row over the role of guards.

Public option for East Coast Mainline to run by operator of last resort 'remains on table'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

THE option of the East Coast Mainline being run by publicly by an ‘operator of last resort’ remains on the table, the Department of Transport has said, after it was accused of a “barrage of obfuscation” over the future of the route.

'Mountain of litter' on A66 - Everything from Wendy House door to car bumper

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

A MAJOR trunk road is becoming a 'mountain of litter', with some stretches of the A66 not being cleared since October, a councillor is claiming.

Region's biggest taxi firm farms out calls to EGYPT because it can't get the staff

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000

SOME callers to the North-East’s biggest taxi firm are being diverted 2,500 miles away to Egypt, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Mothballed railway lines on the agenda at campaign group meeting

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

THE possibility of the mothballed Stillington and Leamside lines being re-instated for passenger use will be on the agenda at a public meeting of Railfuture North-East.

Mayor to set out how £59m transport pot will be spent

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:56:04 +0000

TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed details of a £59m transport fund being devolved to the Tees Valley region.

National Pothole Day: Where are the worst potholes where you live?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:21:10 +0000

THE recent blast of freezing weather will lead to a further spike in potholes on UK roads, motoring experts have warned.

Mayor discusses transport infrastructure plans with Government ministers

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

A MAYOR has met with Treasury ministers to discuss plans for a number of major North-East infrastructure projects.

Now Labour leader Corbyn backs long running strike action on region's trains

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:05:08 +0000

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has given his backing to strike action on Northern rail which will go ahead tomorrow despite bad weather already having hit services.

Proposals to revamp station

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:01:27 +0000

A BOLD masterplan for Middlesbrough’s historic railway station would see it become a bustling transport and commercial hub.

Fed of getting stuck on the TransPennine rail route or squashed like sardines in rush hour? This announcement may help

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:37:07 +0000

TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling says a £3bn programme of improvements to the TransPennine rail route will begin in the spring of next year.

Card only ticket machines being trialled

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000

CARD only payments are being trialled on some of the ticket machines used for the North-East Metro system.

A66 protests: 60 demonstrators have now left the area

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

A WILDCAT protest which yesterday saw an ambulance delayed and motorists abandon their cars on the A66 was underway again this morning.

Full steam ahead for heritage railway plans

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

PLANS to build a large open-sided shed for the world’s most popular heritage steam railway have been given the green light.

MP and police commissioner push for urgent A66 safety measures

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

AN MP and police commissioner have taken up residents’ calls for urgent safety improvements on a dangerous stretch of the A66.

Newcastle Airport ‘place to be’ as record passenger numbers bolster £3.5m investment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

AIRPORT bosses will continue working hard to make a site “the place people want to fly from” after record passenger numbers bolstered a £3.5m expansion plan, The Northern Echo can reveal.

'Bring East Coast into public ownership now', petition states

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

A PETITION has been handed into the Government renewing calls for the East Coast Mainline franchise to be brought back into public ownership.

Middlesbrough crash: One-year-old among those taken to hospital

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

A ONE-year-old boy was among those taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Marton Road. Six vehicles were involved in the collision during rush hour on Monday night. In total six people attended the James Cook University Hospital with minor injuries but were released after treatment. The crash involved a silver Volkswagen Passat, a grey Fiat Punto, a blue Suzuki Swift, a black Hyundai Coupe S, a yellow Ford Transit van, a black BMW 320. Three people from the Passat, a woman and a one-year-old boy from the Suzuki Swift and a man from the Hyundai Coupe S needed hospital treatment. Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

Hate travelling on Pacer trains? Well 'wrong routes' mean you won't be getting new replacements

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000

RAIL firm Northern has claimed “some routes are not suitable for its new trains” after it was criticised for revealing they won’t in fact replace its decrepit Pacer trains.

Man dies on train tracks near Stockton

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

A MAN has died after being hit by a train.

Good news for motorists as A1 upgrade nears completion

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:07:15 +0000

WORK on the second phase of the major A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire is nearing completion.

More cash for bus services needed as scale of service decline revealed

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

CALLS for more investment in the region’s bus services have been made, as the impact and scale of cuts in the region have emerged.

East Coast Mainline blocked after trespasser ventures onto railway

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

TRAINS between Darlington and Durham stations were not running last night after reports of a trespasser on the line near Darlington.

Plan to invest £500,000 of public money into Durham Tees Valley Airport approved

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:12:06 +0000

A CONTENTIOUS plan to invest £500,000 of public money into Durham Tees Valley Airport was approved during a fractious meeting this morning.

Virgin Trains East Coast to withdraw quiet coaches in First Class

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:20:47 +0000

VIRGIN Trains East Coast will withdraw quiet coaches in First Class from May, the company has said.

Tornado Way: Road renaming honours Darlington's railway heritage

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

DARLINGTON’S rich railway history has been honoured in a public vote to decide the name of a major commuter road.

No blank cheque for airport operator after £500,000 taxpayer cash bid to develop new routes and improve terminal

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:10:07 +0000

DURHAM Tees Valley Airport operator Peel has been told it won’t receive a blank cheque after it put forward proposals to spend up to £500,000 of taxpayers’ cash on developing new routes and improving terminal facilities.

Airline runs course to help people overcome their phobia of flying

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:53:15 +0000

AN airline is offering a flying course to help people overcome their phobia of becoming airborne.

Current East Coast franchise 'can only continue a few months' after operator Stagecoach 'gets sums wrong'

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000

STAGECOACH will lose the East Coast Mainline rail franchise earlier than expected after the Government said the operator had "got its numbers wrong".

Hate travelling on Northern rail's Pacer trains? Well here is their replacement

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:20:05 +0000

NORTHERN rail has given passengers a sneak preview of its new train.

Bid to entice people to the north

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:03:08 +0000

PEOPLE using one of the country's busiest railway stations are being encourage to head north.

Lord Adonis hopes East Coast 'bail out' can be reversed

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:34:12 +0000

LORD Adonis has said he hopes the Government’s controversial £2bn ‘bail out’ of the East Coast rail franchise can be reversed.