Thomson has announced it will provide a weekly service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Ibiza in summer 2014
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Operators promise to work better together, with simpler fares, if a proposal to give control of the network to local authorities is dropped.
The A19 southbound is closed after a crash involving three vehicles.
Traffic is queueing after the accident between A690 Durham Road / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) and B1404 Seaton Lane.
The A1 Western Bypass Northbound is blocked and there is queueing traffic because of an accident at A692 Lobley Hill Road, B601 Lobley Hill Road. There is congestion to A1(M) J65, A194m, A1231, B1288 Birtley. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.
Trains between London and the North East of England and beyond may be delayed because of a lineside fire.
All lines are currently blocked through the area of the fire, which is between Huntingdon and Peterborough. There is no estimate so far as to when normal service will be resumed.
The A189 northbound near Cramlington in Northumberland is closed after two separate crashes this morning (Thursday).
Officers are in the area and diversions are in place from Moor Farm roundabout to Three Horseshoes roundabout.
East Coast trains has lifted all ticket restrictions for this evening as another storm closes in.
The train operator is advising passengers to travel as early as possible as forecasters predict wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour across the North East.
– East Coast spokesman
We have been closely monitoring weather conditions and taking advice from the Met Office throughout the day.
Our advice to all customers is to complete journeys as early as possible this evening, to check before setting out, and to allow extra time to make your journey.
The A68 in Northumberland is closed in both directions between A696 (Elishaw) and Cottonshope Road (Byrness).
A lorry overturned near The Redesdale Arms at Rochester.
Police are advising drivers to use the A1 or A697 to travel between Scotland and England.
The A66 has been closed between Brough and Bowes due to snow and ice.
The snow gates are shut on the road which runs from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire to Penrith in Cumbria.
One person died and several more were injured after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn, according to the Great North Air Ambulance.
It happened at around 5pm on Friday evening.
Cleveland Police said they were investigating a 'serious collision' but had no further details.
Several people have been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn.
The A174 Brotton bypass is currently closed at the junction with North Skelton to the Kilton Lane roundabout after the incident at around 5pm this evening.
The Great North Air Ambulance was sent to the scene along with several ambulances and paramedics.
The injured people have been taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.
More to follow.