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A First TransPennine Express

Storm Henry causes problems for First TransPennine Express passengers at Newcastle, Chester-le-Street, Durham, Northallerton and Darlington

Accident causes delays on A1(M)

Accident causes delays on A1(M)

A lorry blown over during a previous storm

Severe weather warning issued for 70mph winds

Transport for the North wants to introduce a smart ticketing system in the region.

Smart transport ticketing a step closer after Act of Parliament passed

Survey shows Sunderland to London rail passengers among most satisfied

Survey shows Sunderland to London rail passengers among most satisfied

A Pacer train at Thornaby Station. A multi-million pound contract to replace the carriages has gone abroad to Spain

MPs critical of "kick in the teeth" decision to build Pacer replacements abroad

An artist's impression of how High Street West, Sunderland, will look after its £3.5m makeover

£3.5m revamp for Sunderland's High Street West begins

Virgin Trains has given its East Coast Mainline trains a revamp as part of a £40m project

Refurbished East Coast Mainline trains unveiled

The A59 Photo: Google Street View

Safety concerns lead to closure of A59 at Kex Gill

Overnight closures will take place next month on the A1 through Gateshead

Overnight closures on region's busiest road

A Northern Rail train pulls out of Thornaby rail station. From next year the franchise will be controlled by Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Government officially signs off new deals for Northern and TransPennine rail franchises

Police close A66 to some road users due to high winds

A66 reopened after early closure

Sutton Bank closed in both directions due to stuck lorry

Sutton Bank closed in both directions due to stuck lorry

Police at the scene of the accident. Photos: Cleveland Police

Lucky escape for driver after Teesport lorry accident

WELCOME: Redcar MP Anna Turley

Politicians and business leaders welcome rail franchise announcements – but unions less enthusiastic

First TransPennine Express

Broken down train affecting First TransPennine Express services


12-mile section of A1 in North Yorkshire to be closed for 26 hours over weekend

STATION: Some trains will be affected by emergency engineering work

Passengers warned of disruption to train services between Newcastle and Sunderland

The ferry is brought to shore.

Passengers rescued from stricken North-East ferry in dramatic RNLI operation

Madeleine Deakin, 11, standing next to the Clause91, the train sporting her winning design, which was unveiled at Kings Cross Station in London alongside the Penguillino.

Virgin Trains get into the Christmas spirit

A lorry has been blown over on the A66 in Cumbria Photo: Ally Mc ‏@allytheblondemc via Twitter

Severe weather warning for North-East and North Yorkshire as 70mph winds predicted

The A1(M) at Bowburn, County Durham. Picture: TOM BANKS

What's in a name? Councils want A1(M) renamed M1

Darlington's historic Stonebridge has reopened

Darlington's historic Stonebridge re-opens to traffic ahead of schedule

Penny Marshall, Director of ICE North East, is backing calls to rename the A1(M)

Civil engineers back call to rename A1(M)

HEYDAY: The restored 4-6-2 Pacific 4472 Flying Scotsman preparing to leave Paddington Station in London

Flying Scotsman tops global poll of most famous trains - as York's National Railway Museum prepares for its return

Durham County Council says the Lowes Barn Bank closure is for 'essential resurfacing'

Durham's Lowes Barn Bank closed for a week for 'essential resurfacing'

Part of A1 to be closed this weeked as bridge is knocked down

Part of A1 to be closed this weekend as bridge is knocked down

Alex Hynes, of Northern Rail, who says the company wants to deliver a real-time customer experience

Customers invited to "tweet" Northern trains about their journey experience

Inventor thinks he has solved traffic jams

Inventor thinks he has solved traffic jams with this ....

Work begins on turning the A177 intersection for Sedgefield into T junction which residents have criticised

Residents hit out at plans to change accident black spot into T junction

The northbound A1(M) will have overnight closures between Bowburn and Chester-le-Street

Drivers warned of overnight closures on A1(M) motorway at Durham

The New Wear Crossing is due to open in 2018

Road works for new Wear bridge

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes presents Lord Adonis with a Pop card allowing him to travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro

North leaders press Adonis on transport links

Five charged over North East bike thefts conspiracy

New powers could stop lorry nuisance

The windscreen of the Renault Megane which was hit by a stone thrown from a bridge over the A174

'Someone will die' - warning to stone-throwing yobs who continue to attack cars

Darlington station, near to where the incident took place.

Person struck and killed by train near Darlington

READY: Gritter driver Simon Maxwell (second for left) with members of the Highways England team at the Bradbury depot

Gritter drivers warn of the hazards of undertaking, as Highways England gears up for winter

ON TRACK: Northallerton Railway Station, which is hoped will link trains between the North East and Leeds

£230m plan to reinstate key North railway line receives major boost

Transport Minister Andrew Jones who has praised Nexus's Pop smartcard travel system

Minister's praise for NE travel smartcard

FORT BRIDGE: Demolition will lead to temporary A1 closure.

Great North Road bridge to be demolished

ITEMS: Arriva North-East has launched an online 'lost and found' service

Ever left something on the bus? Here's what you #ShouldDo

Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood visits a Tyne and Wear Metro station with shadow transport minister Daniel Zeichner. They are pictured with Nexus managing director Tobyn Hughes

Labour calls for transport review

SAFETY: Phil Vickery launches new THINK! campaign which paints animals and cars with warning signs to raise awareness of dangers of country roads

36 killed and 321 seriously injured - the deadly toll of the North East's country roads

ROADWORKS: There will be resurfacing works taking place on the A66 until mid-December

Motorists warned of major A66 roadworks that start this weekend

ROAD SCHEME: Dave Gauja, managing director of PTS Demolition & Dismantling, on a bridge over the A1

Eight A1 bridges in North Yorkshire set for demolition

More  money should be invested in cycling

75 per cent think more money should be invested in cycling

A1 closed in both directions in County Durham

A1(M) reopens after police resolve incident

Rail union RMT t is to ballot nearly 1,400 members on Virgin East Coast over the sacking of a colleague dismissed after a Kindle went missing on a train.

Missing Kindle prompts Virgin East Coast strike ballot


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