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.

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.

The roadworks at Silverlink to install 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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
News from Northumbria Police

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after crash in Northumberland

A man was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the B6341 between Thropton and Rothbury.
An Arriva bus in rural Northumberland. Picture by Jane Coltman

£1 fares for Catch the Bus week

Celebrating Catch the Bus Week 2017 has never been cheaper for passengers this year, with Arriva North East offering a day’s travel for just £1 next week – July 3 to 9


Roadworks scheduled in the North East

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

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.

Northumberland Gazette latest

Closures planned on two Alnwick streets this summer

There are set to be closures on two roads in Alnwick for work to take place during the summer.

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.
News from Northumbria Police

Motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

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

Taylor Drive, which goes from the Willowburn roundabout up past the new Duchess's Community High School to Taylor Wimpey's Willowburn Park development.

New road opens in Alnwick

The new road to the Willowburn Park housing development is now open to traffic ahead of its official opening on June 1.

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.


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.

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.
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.

One of the Greenwell Road car parks in Alnwick.

Car-parking survey prompts mixed views

A recently-launched car-parking survey to tackle problems in Alnwick has prompted much discussion, with some against the idea of a multi-storey car-park, while others have suggested a park-and-ride scheme.

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