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Man airlifted to hospital after crash in Northumberland

A man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a road collision in Northumberland yesterday.

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Dealing with the diesel issue in cities

Air pollution in cities has suddenly become a major concern, and diesel cars are being blamed for much of it.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, with his letter of confirmation, after discussing the plans for the A1 in the House of Commons on Monday, April 24.

A1 dualling project in Northumberland remains 'on track', despite rumours

The A1 is 'on track' to be dualled despite a question mark raised over the £293million project in March.
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One of the last First-group buses in the Scottish Borders at Tweedbank Station before the services were taken over by Borders Buses recently.

Results of bus privatisation have varied

Bus services were de-regulated and privatised in 1986.

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New bus service for town

The new Morpeth T1 bus came into operation this week.

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Virgin East Coast trains were delayed after someone was hit by a train.

East Coast Mainline disrupted after person is hit by a train

Train services through the region were being delayed yesterday evening after a serious incident on the East Coast Mainline.

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Airport starts approach consultation

Newcastle International Airport has started a consultation process aimed at seeking views on the formalisation of existing aircraft arrival routes.

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Bus met train at Haltwhistle following closure of the railway to Alston in 1976. Such co-operation is almost always at the behest of the local authorities.

Co-operation is needed for integration

‘You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs’, is a well-known saying. Similarly, you cannot open a railway without having an effect on local bus services.

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Planned roadworks in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East

New and ongoing road improvements are planned by Highways England over the coming week.

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A Northern Rail pacer train.

Union welcomes MPs’ support for Northern Rail guard campaign

Rail union RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament by MPs from across the north which supports the campaign for guards to be retained on every Northern train.

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Routes to avoid next week

Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.
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White lines on the side of the carriageway are a really good help in the dark, especially in bad weather, but they need to be kept clean.

When safety features turn to hazards

Roadworks are a major irritant for drivers, who sometimes show their impatience.

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An artists impression of a section of the work that will take place to improve infrastructure for cyclists in Morpeth.

Wheels in motion for new cycleway in key town area

A new cycleway and other improvements for pedestrians and road users on the Stobhill approach to Morpeth are about to get under way.

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Planned roadworks for the North East

Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week.

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The unveiling of the new signs at Morpeth bus station.

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station should make life easier for travellers, amid efforts to provide real-time travel information across the North East.

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Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland last year. 
Picture by Jane Coltman

Roadworks on the North East’s trunk roads this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week.

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An all-electric bus in Croydon. These will gradually take over from the hybrid buses, which will then be cascaded to other areas.

Switching on to wholly electric buses

Regular readers of this column know that the writer is in favour of railway electrification.

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Roadworks are planned this week.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week.

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Roadworks on the A1.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week.

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Four Inter-City 125 trains at Paddington. These trains were known as High Speed Trains when they were built 40 years ago, but are so good that some are coming to Scotland when the Great Western electrification is complete, where they will be used on the lines from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Resolutions for transport ministers

A happy new year to everybody. The start of the year is the time for making resolutions, usually to be better than we have been in the past. We can suggest a few here for the Ministers of Transport in the UK and Scottish governments.

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