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TRANSPORT: Government faces taking back route

The trouble which has been brewing on the East Coast Main Line is now coming to a head. There are a few things to be said about the problem.

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Roadworks planned for this week by Highways England.

Roadworks on trunk roads in the North East this week

Here's a summary of roadworks planned on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland, North Tyneside and beyond this week (Monday 19 to Sunday 25).

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Motorists are being warned not to drive through floodwater.

Four out of five young motorists 'would risk lives in a flood'

Four out of five 18 to 34-year-old drivers in the North East would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed.

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Highways England is planning roadworks next week.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast rail franchise to end early

Stagecoach's contract to run the East Coast Mainline rail franchise will end earlier than expected.

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Highways England is planning roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major routes in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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The effect of large cars in car parks marked out with standard bays is to make it difficult for people in adjacent bays. Picture by John Wylde.

The ‘large cars’ problem

It has been announced that new car sales have fallen by more than five per cent in the past year, and they are expected to fall by at least a similar amount in the coming year.

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Newcastle International Airport

New marketing campaign for Newcastle Airport is flying high

A new marketing campaign has been launched by Newcastle International Airport.

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A Virgin train crosses the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick.

Are Northumberland’s train passengers happy with the service they receive?

Virgin Trains East Coast had one of the highest rates of passenger complaints in the country over last summer, according to the latest figures from the regulator.

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Newcastle International Airport.

North-East leaders launch transport plan

Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider north have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a 30-year plan to drive economic growth.

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Roadworks on the A1

Planned roadworks on major roads in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East this week.
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The first train in the now familiar Virgin East Coast livery approaching Berwick on March 1, 2015.

Sorry story of franchise

The history of the franchises on the East Coast Main Line makes sorry reading.

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Transport body moves a step closer

The House of Lords has approved regulations for Transport for the North to become the first sub-national transport body in England.

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Roadworks set to be removed for Christmas.

Driving home for Christmas? 400 miles of roadworks to be lifted

Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks this week in time for the Christmas getaway.

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No one likes getting stuck in traffic.

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Northumberland

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.
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A goods train passing the site of Reston Station shortly after its closure on May 4, 1964.

Could station plan get back on track?

There has been pressure for nearly 20 years to re-open Reston station on the East Coast Main Line.

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Most freight trains now are container trains. Containers are also carried by ships and lorries, so the contents do not have to be disturbed on the journey.

The positive impact of Dr Beeching

Railways were built for freight. When the first railways were built the promoters were astonished when people wanted to use them.

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Roadworks on the A1

Planned roadworks on major roads in Northumberland and further afield

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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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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The right turn off this road is very important to strangers, but they may not realise it until it is almost too late.

Little sign of information for travellers

During the summer the vegetation on roadsides thickens so that it sometimes obscures road signs.

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