£32bn high speed rail link between London and Yorkshire has been revealed.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Concerns over the re-privatisation of the the East Coast Main Line after the Government cancelled competition to run West Coast line.
Preparations are underway for the multi-million pound modernisation of one of the region's transport networks. The stretch of the Tyne and Wear metro that leads to the airport is closing for a month from this weekend. Replacement bus services will be in place.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating after a passenger became trapped in train doors and dragged a short distance at Newcastle Central Station.
It happened on 5 June 2013 on a Transpennine Express service from Newcastle to Manchester Airport.
It was reported to the RAIB on 3 July.
The doors were closing as the passenger reached the train, so she put her hand between them, expecting them to re-open.
The doors continued to close around her wrist.
The train then started to move, forcing the passenger to walk and jog alongside.
The conductor, who was leaning out of the rear cab window, could not see the trapped passenger due to the curvature of the platform.
Passengers on board the train noticed what was happening and pulled the emergency door release which automatically applied the brakes.
The train moved less than one coach length and the passenger was able to remain on her feet, receiving minor injuries.
The oldest coast to coast passenger route in the UK is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The route linking the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle opened in the 1830s.
Celebrations have been taking place along the route, Hannah McNulty went along for the ride.
Watch her full report below.
Geraldine Straker, Community Engagement Co-ordinator at Beamish, took part in the Newcastle Carlisle line 175th anniversary celebrations as Newcastle Central Station.
A train journey from another time.
Travellers in Victorian dress mixed with modern passengers as a special service left Newcastle Central Station to mark 175 years of the coast to coast route.
Celebrations have been planned along the line from Tyneside to Cumbria.
The region's gone back in time to celebrate the anniversary of the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK.
The Newcastle to Carlisle railway line opened in 1838 linking the two cities.
The Newcastle Carlisle line is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK .
A special historical service has been planned along the historic route.
The Tyne Valley Line is celebrating a special birthday.
The route between Newcastle to Carlisle railway was completed 175 years ago on the 18 June 1838.
It's considered to be an important link between Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyneside.
Celebrations and activities are taking place along the railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle as the route celebrates its 175th anniversary.
A brass band played as trains departed from Newcastle Central Station, and many other events have been planned at stations along the line.