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.
Gateshead Stadium closed due to a problem with the power supply. No bus replacement service running. More information to follow.
Three vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A1 near Gateshead.
The road is closed in both directions close to the Team Valley Trading Estate.
Road closed and queueing traffic due to a serious accident on the A1 southbound between A1068 (Alnwick) and A192.
The road was closed at 11:30 this morning following an accident on the entry slip road from the A697.
Traffic travelling south on the A697 is being turned around at Heighley Gate.
Police have discovered that the leaked chemical, from one of two lorries that collied on the A1 near Boroughbridge, is a sodium hydroxide called Proxel.
Around three hundred litres were leaked from the lorry.
The leak has been stemmed and officers remain at the scene and are working to get the road open as soon as possible.
In the meantime, drivers are being asked to avoid the area.
Diversions remain in place at junctions 47 and 48.
Alcohol is to be banned on the Newcastle to Carlisle rail route.
Starting on Saturday 22 June, the 7.25 pm service will be a ‘Dry Train’ meaning no alcohol will be allowed on board.
Alcohol is already banned on the 9.18 pm Newcastle to Carlisle service.
Martyn Guiver, Head of Crime Management for Northern Rail, said:
“We have had a number of complaints about alcohol related incidents, due to a small minority drinking alcohol on the train.
"We put the safety of customers and employees first and so this will now be a ‘Dry Train’.”
The A189 Barrack Road in Newcastle is closed in both directions following a car crash.
One person has been seriously injured following the incident between Fenham Hall Drive and A167 (Cow Hill).
The A19 southbound is closed - queueing traffic due to an overturned car between the A1046 Haverton Hill Road (Portrack Interchange) and the A1130 Levick Crescent.
The car was travelling on the northbound carriageway when it flipped over onto the southbound carriageway.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours. Police have extended the closure back to the Portrack Interchange.
Diversion is via the A66.
Gallowgate in Newcastle is partially blocked due to a burst water main. One lane on the B1307 between Percy Street and St Andrew's Street has been closed.
Traffic can pass but the closure is likely to be in place until the evening of Wednesday May 7th.
Gallowgate in Newcastle city centre has been closed in both directions due to a burst water main.
The A66 in Middlesborough will be closed for four hours after two 40ft long steel pipes came off the back of an HGV.
It's thought a second HGV then crashed into the pipes. No one was hurt.