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.
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.
A section of the A19 southbound which was closed due to a tanker spillage has now reopened.
The southbound junction with the A689 near Wolviston on Teesside closed last night after flammable liquid spilled onto the carriageway.
Police said there was no issue for drivers or those living nearby.
The road reopened shortly before midnight.
A track fault is causing severe delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro this morning.
Services between the Regent Centre and South Shields, and the Regent centre and South Hylton are affected.
– Anthony Winter's Sister
"Anth was the best brother anyone could have, he would always help anyone. I want people to remember him for who he was. His three beautiful children will never forget him.
Police have named the cyclist who was involved in a collision on the A68 yesterday as 24 year old Anthony Winter from Darlington.
Anthony Winter was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash with a lorry near Burtree Lane.
The driver of the lorry, a 50 year old man from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Plans for roadworks on the A1 in Gateshead are going on show.
The new layout includes an extra lane near Lobley Hill to ease congestion.
Plans can be seen at Dunston Activity Centre and Lobley Hill Primary.
Work is due to begin later this year.
A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a cyclist died in a crash near Darlington this morning.
It happened on the A68 at Burtree Gate at about 8am. The cyclist was a 24 year old man from Darlington. The road was closed for several hours but has now reopened.
Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a cyclist on the A68 in Darlington.
Sergeant Jon Curtis said:
– Sgt Jon Curtis, Durham Police
"I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and would ask them to come forward. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the cyclist, who was wearing florescent clothing, riding a black mountain bike and travelling westbound on the A68 immediately prior to the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.