Rail is on the up, but buses still struggle

The last month of the year is a good time to review how things are progressing in transport.

Watch out for roadworks.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.

Then Prime Minister David Cameron near the A1 at Causey Park on December 1, 2014.

Two years on: Where are we on A1 dualling pledge?

Today marks two years since the then Prime Minister came to north Northumberland to announce £290million to dual and improve the A1.

The vintage United bus approaches the new bus station in Hexham.

New bus station opens as part of Northumberland market towns initiative

Buses will be rolling off the five stands at the new Hexham Bus Station from today.

Station Yard car park in Ashington.

Multi-storey car-park plans for Northumberland towns

The leader of Northumberland County Council has today announced plans for several multi-storey car parks to manage the growing number of workers, shoppers and visitors.

Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.
David Brown, chief executive of Transport for the North. Picture by Gareth Jones

Transport in the north

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is offering members of the public the opportunity to hear about the future of transport in the North East at its 125th-anniversary Prestige Lecture.

The one remaining option for the Alnwick to Ellingham section of dual carriageway.

Residents keen to see action on A1 dualling

Residents and businesses have been finding out more and having their say as more detailed plans for upgrading the A1 go on show.

The ongoing road works in Alnmouth.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnmouth to start its 12-month experiment

A trial one-way system around Alnmouth is coming into force – one measure in a package aimed at tackling traffic and parking issues in the village.

Belford Station.

Berwick MP raises Belford Station and A1 dualling issues

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan called for the platform at Belford Station to be extended and said she would continue to push for full dualling of the A1 in Northumberland.


Northumberland flooding latest updates: As it happens

Heavy rain is causing disruption throughout Northumberland this morning. Keep checking for latest news.

A stretch of the A1 near to Amble is closed.

A1 in Northumberland closed after crash

A stretch of the A1 in Northumberland is closed due to a two-vehicle collision.

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Flooding at Alnmouth. The tweet by Network Rail.

Flooding causing disruption on railway between Berwick and Newcastle

Heavy rain has flooded the railway line between Berwick and Newcastle, with disruption expected until at least 1pm.
Police are warning about road closures.

Storm Angus causes travel disruption in Northumberland

Police want to make the public aware of some road closures due to adverse weather overnight.
Police warning for motorists

Roads flooded: Police warning as region is battered by stormy weather

Northumbria Police are urging motorists not to use the roads in the North East unless they have to as the region is battered by strong winds and heavy rain.
Options for the Morpeth to Felton section.

Have your say on proposals for A1 in Northumberland

Residents are being given a second chance to have their say on proposals for the A1 ahead of an announcement of the preferred route in the spring.

Pauperhaugh Bridge.

Long road to recovery after flooding during last winter

Almost a year since storms and flooding caused millions of pounds worth of damage in Northumberland, repair work is still continuing.

The Spirit Buses drivers, including Steve Hurst, centre. Picture by Mary Scott

Final journey for Spirit Buses

A community bus service has come to the end of the road, with an emotional final day of journeys on Saturday.


Council spends £1m on new gritters for Northumberland

As the county braces itself for winter, Northumberland County Council has invested £1million updating its fleet of gritters.
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