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.

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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.
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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.

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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.


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.

The former Alnwick Fire Station site on South Road.

Loans for football club and charity to take on fire-station site

The county council is in the process of signing off loans to support young footballers and for a charity to take on the fire-station site in Alnwick.

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.

An Arriva X18 Coast and Castles bus at Craster. Picture by Iain Robson

All aboard to learn about coastal buses in Northumberland

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership has teamed up with Arriva North East to offer people working in tourism a free bus journey with a difference next month.

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.

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.

The A1 where it becomes single carriageway at Felton.

MP rejects doubts cast over A1 dualling in Northumberland

A question mark over the dualling of the A1 has been rejected by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as ‘dangerous scaremongering’.

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Crossing South Road in Alnwick.

Work to take place to help improve pedestrian safety

Work will take place next week on improvements for pedestrians in Alnwick.

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.

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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