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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

BUSES: Arriva North East buses in Darlington. The firm has been nominated in four categories in the UK Bus Awards

Bus firms vie for national recognition

COMPENSATION: Virgin Trains East Coast has apologised to a passenger caught up in lengthy delays last month, after a mix-up meant he was initially refused a refund

Virgin Trains apologises over 'impersonal and contemptuous' complaint handling

TRANSPORT REVIEW: The Tyne and Wear Metro goes through a tunnel

Transport review extended

ROAD SAFETY: Members of North Yorkshire County Council's gritting team, with some of the new vehicles

20 gritters added to fleet as North Yorkshire prepares for winter

RAILWAY: Spending on railway infrastructure in the North is falling, according to IPPR North. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

North 'losing out' to London on rail spending despite hefty subsidies for train operators

FRANCHISE: A new Northern rail franchise will begin next year

RMT warning train guards could be axed in new franchises

ACCIDENT SCENE: A recovery truck clears the damaged vehicles from the side of the A19. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

A19 down to single lane following accident involving two lorries

RESURFACING: The Smallways junction on the A66 will be closed for two weekends to allow for resurfacing

A66 junction closure to be reduced from six weeks to two weekends

NO TRAIN: A sign at Darlington station informing rail users of the problems. Picture: Rob Greener

Police probe Darlington rail vandal attack as services restored following severe delays

TRANSPORT: Is getting to work by public transport possible? Picture: ANDY LAMB

How good is our public transport?

RIDE: Court Inn signs up as outside caterer for Durham Big Ride. Pictured are owner Trevor Davis and cyclists Judith Binns and Peter Goodall Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

All that cycling must make you hungry...

35 YEARS: A Tyne and Wear Metro train at a tunnel

35 years of the Metro

PROBLEMS: Katie Davison, from Katem Transport, Spennymoor. Its drivers have been threatened by migrants trying to get onboard their trucks in Calais. Picture: TOM BANKS

'Excrement, knives and iron bars' - nightmare ordeal of North-East truckers caught up in Calais migrant crisis

RACING: Two-year-old Luca Zair with the Achieve Northside Skinnergate Elite Cycling Team outside Bishop Auckland Town Hall to launch the 2015 Bisop Auckland Cycle Races. Pictured are team members Ben Hetherington, Jack Rees and
 Tom Timothy with Mayor Lee

Fast and fun cycling event to be held in Bishop Auckland

Drivers warned of A1 closures

BUSES: (l-r) Transdev managing director Alex Hornby with Andrew Jones MP

Bus company to invest millions in flagship route following large rise in passengers

TRAIN: The Bishop Auckland to Darlington line has a new information website

New rail website

MOTORWAY: l-r Tom Howard, Highways England project manager, Andrew Jones MP, and project director Dave Lowery

New roads minister praises nationally important A1 upgrade

BANNED: Two banned from airline for 12 months after Cyprus flight disruption

Boozy passengers banned from Jet2 as airline gets tough with 'growing problem'

RAFFLE: A Great North Air Ambulance aircraft

Car to be raffled in aid of air ambulance charity

TALK: A Samaritans volunteer talks to a railway passenger during last year's campaign

Talk to us says the Samaritans as it renews partnership with Northern Rail

Overnight closures on the A1

STOP GRIPING: David Cameron

'Stop griping,' Cameron tells critics of delays to rail electrification scheme

ACCIDENT SCENE: Police at the scene Pic: @ClevelandRPU

Woman pedestrian badly injured by car in Yarm Lane, Stockton

Newcastle International Airport

Councils may have to foot the bill if airport passenger tax is scrapped

STRIKE: Northern Rail staff vote have voted in favour of industrial action.

Northern Rail staff vote for strike action

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

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