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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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Driving up customer service standards

Driving up customer service standards

A car retailer is celebrating after winning a regional award for providing excellent customer service.

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Parking in Greenwell Lane, Alnwick.

Next step for parking studies in Northumberland towns

Parking studies have been taking place in the county’s market towns over the summer and the first stage has now been completed.

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The A1 between Felton and Morpeth, which is to be dualled.

Routes announced for A1 dualling in Northumberland

The £290million project to upgrade the A1 in Northumberland has moved to the next stage with today’s announcement of the preferred routes for the two sections to be dualled.

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The roadworks at Silverlink to install a triple-deck roundabout.

Rescheduled: Abnormal load to shut the A19 at Silverlink tonight

There will be delays on the A1 and A19 tonight (August 15) as a 223 tonne transformer makes its way through the region, shutting the A19 at Silverlink.

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Network Rails experimental hybrid train on which the new hybrid trains currently being built at Newton Aycliffe are based. Picture by John Wylde.

The long journey to electric rail

The Government recently announced a policy to develop battery technology so that householders can benefit from solar panels on their roofs and to boost the take-up of electric cars to enable them to be re-charged at home without drawing from the mains.

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Roadworks at Silverlink to create a triple-deck roundabout.

UPDATE: Abnormal load's journey through North East tonight cancelled

The transportation of an abnormal load, which was due to cause major traffic disruption on the A1 and A19 tonight (Friday), has been postponed.

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The roadworks at Silverlink

Warning of delays as abnormal load to pass through North East on A1 and A19

There will be delays on the A1 and A19 tomorrow night as a 223 tonne transformer makes its way through the region.
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Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

Roadworks in the week ahead

Motorists planning to travel around Northumberland and North Tyneside this week are being urged to take account of the following roadworks.

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The National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire.  Left to right a Glasgow Standard car, a Blackpool Balloon, London Number One (nicknamed Bluebird because the seats were covered with blue upholstery), and an Amsterdam tram.

Transport has so many enthusiasts

Transport attracts a great deal of enthusiasm.

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The bridge beams are now in place

Major milestone for triple-decker roundabout at Silverlink

Work to create the North East’s first triple-decker roundabout has reached a major milestone, nearly a year since the scheme started.
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Roadworks

Roadworks scheduled in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week are as follows:

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Interchange between buses at a meeting point in the Scottish Borders.  The pattern of connections involves four routes and takes two forms, each of which happens reliably every two hours.

Bus services are not as bad as you think

Almost all candidates in the General Election expressed their intention of pressing for better public transport.

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Crash victim Shaun O'Connell

Family's tribute to motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

The family of a motorcyclist killed in Northumberland yesterday have spoken of their devastation.
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Motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Northumberland.

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The Great North Air Ambulance at the scene.

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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