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Newcastle Airport bosses welcome Heathrow expansion recommendation

Newcastle Airport bosses welcome Heathrow expansion recommendation

UPGRADE: Plans to upgrade the North-East road network are being announced

Confirmed: A1 and A19 upgrades among £600m improvements to the region's roads

NEWCASTLE AIRPORT FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS FOLLOWING TERROR ALERT....PICTURED.......................Newcastle International Airport.... (30581304)

Treasury rules out axing air passenger duty

DIVERSION: Work to take place on A19 from next week

Drivers warned of diversion during resurfacing on A19

ACCIDENT: Fewer people are dying on the region's roads - but more are being injured in accidents.

Fewer people dying on region's roads - but more people injured

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin

Fury over shelving of key northern rail project

SOLIDARITY: Mick Cash. Picture: RMT/PA Wire

Fresh protest by RMT rail union members

BATTLE: Mick Cash. Picture: RMT/PA Wire

RMT boss throws down gauntlet to Government in Newcastle speech

CHANGES: MPs says it is important guards remain on Northern

MPs urge rail bosses to keep guards on North-East trains

UNFAIR: An unpopular Pacer at Darlington railway station. Picture: ANDY LAMB

Low-paid North-East workers getting 'raw deal on transport funding'

TICKETS: New ways are being trialled to make tickets simpler and easier to buy

Northern rail travellers will be among first to trial new flexible ticket

BRIDGE INCIDENT: The lorry under the bridge. Picture: Catherine Priestley

A bridge too far for HGV that became stuck in Bishop Auckland

SAFETY: Fire fighters demonstrate a road traffic rescue at NETA Training Centre in Billingham. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Distracted teenagers urged to focus on the road

Two-vehicle collision closes A66

Two dead and baby injured in two-vehicle crash on A66

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Good news for Boro fans as Bank Holiday rail strike averted

Extra rail services laid on for Boro fans getting to and from Wembley after rail strike called off

Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issue to rail strike ballot

Boro at Wembley: Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issued to rail strike ballot

TRANSPORT: Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes, right, with Gateshead Council leader Mick Henry

Car club moves up a gear with £260k grant

STRIKE: Boro fans could be left stranded at Wembley as trains grind to a halt on May 25

Threat of train strike could derail Boro's Wembley trip

DIVIDE: Prime Minister David Cameron tests a light bulb during a visit to ACDC Lighting in Barrowford, Pendle.

David Cameron pledges to tackle North-South divide if Tories win election

Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout. Picture: David Coates

VIDEO: Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout

Friends of A1 crash victim pay tribute with 'drive out'

Friends of A1 crash victim drive in slow convoy past spot 24-year-old was killed in tribute

Stay safe at stations call

Stay safe at stations call

A19 blocked after multi-vehicle accident

All lanes reopen after multi-vehicle accident on the A19

SURVEY: A 24-hour traffic survey was carried out on Wilson Street last week during the school holidays

Residents "insulted" after quad hub traffic survey carried out in school holidays

TICKETS PLEASE: Northern Rail has launched a 'design your own ticket' competition for youngsters

Tempting train ticket competition for rail-loving youngsters

Emergency services at the scene

Married couple killed in A66 accident near Bowes

A1 roadworks - closures planned

CLOSED: Full closures of parts of the A174 / A19 Parkway junction in Middlesbrough next week.

Road closures on busy dual carriageway

PROTEST: Members of the RMT rail union at a previous protest in York. PICTURE: FRANK DWYER

Union warns over "great rail rip off" in the North


Balls backs trans-Pennine rail plan

Newcastle Airport

Prime Minister pledges air passenger duty cut for North-East airports - if Scotland does the same

POWERHOUSE: The Government has set out multi-billion pound plans to improve transport across the North of England.

Government sets out Northern Powerhouse plans

A Pacer train

Prime Minister describes "extraordinary" decision to scrap Pacer trains


Multi-billion pound plans to revolutionise North transport links

Man arrested for drink driving after A19 crash

Man arrested for drink driving after A19 crash

INCREASE: Passenger numbers have risen on core business routes at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Durham Tees Valley 'moving in right direction' as passenger numbers increase

THREATENED: Newcastle Airport

Proposal to help North-East airports is rejected by MPs

QUESTIONS: A Virgin East Coast train with the Tyne Bridge in the background.

Rail union lambasts 'fantasy figures' behind East Coast contract

Bus services under threat as operator closes down

Bus routes under threat as coach firm announces closure

POLICE: The BTP text card Picture: STUART BOULTON

Transport police urge commuters to report crime on the train using text message service

REPORT: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin (fourth from left) receives the report from members of the task force on a visit to Sheffield

Electrification of rail routes 'top priority' says task force

IMPROVEMENTS: Councillors Audrey Laing, Neil foster and Harry Bennett at Peterlee bus station, where improvements are being rolled out. Picture: TOM BANKS (20024508)

Better transport facilities for Peterlee commuters

Bypass:Mayor of Bedale Cllr Christine Mollard and Council leader Cllr John Weighell mark the official start of the new road

Three mile bypass will relieve communities and improve road safety say highway bosses

Cyclist injured

TYNE FOR A CHANGE: The first Virgin branded East Coast mainline train arriving over the River Tyne in to Newcastle today (Monday, March 2) en route to Edinburgh, after leaving London Kings Cross at 11:00am. Virgin East Coast Mainline have taken over the E

Trains to link London and Teesside from 2020, says East Coast Main Line operator

NEW LIVERY: A repainted East Coast mainline train in Kings Cross. Pic: Via Twitter @train_planehub

BALLOT: Have you travelled on the new Virgin East Coast mainline? Let us know your experiences

Scrapping 'cattle truck' trains will be “poor value for money” and bring “relatively few benefits”

LAUNCH: A Virgin train on the West Coast Main Line.

End of East Coast Main Line in public hands to be marked by protests

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