• 26th February 2018
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    Further difficulties move back historic tunnels’ re-opening date

    The expected reopening of the historic Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between Jarrow and Howdon has been pushed back to Autumn 2018.

    Engineering conditions and contractual problems have continued to affect progress on their refurbishment.

    The expected date was confirmed at the meeting of the NECA (North East Combined Authority) Transport North East (Tyne and Wear) Sub-committee on Friday 23 February....

  • 9th February 2018
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    MORE than 200 buses are to be fitted with new technology to improve air quality and cut harmful engine emissions.

    The £3.8m Government scheme will see buses operating on routes in Newcastle, Gateshead, and North and South Tyneside all updated so thousands of commuters and residents can breathe cleaner air. Some routes also stretch into Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham spreading the benefits of cleaner technologies.

    The NECA (North East Combined Authority) working with...

  • 2nd February 2018

    Residents, businesses and everyone across the North East can join the call for better road and rail networks in a major consultation exercise.

    Transport for the North has begun a thirteen-week consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North, inviting everybody’s views at events in Durham on Monday 5 February, Sunderland on Tuesday 6, and Newcastle on Wednesday 7 February.

    Senior Transport for the North representatives are visiting as part of dedicated sessions to...

  • 17th January 2018
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    Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economic growth. 

    Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council and thematic lead for transport on the North East Combined Authority, and Andrew Hodgson, chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, who are both members of the Transport for the North Partnership Board launched...

  • 15th November 2017
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    North East Combined Authority (NECA) business is cancelled on Thursday 16 November as members are paying their respects to its Chair Councillor Paul Watson who died last week.  Meetings will be re-scheduled in due course.