A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union had been due to walk out on Friday and Saturday in a dispute over the role of guards and other issues.
Virgin had said it would have run a normal service if the strike had gone ahead.
The A19 has fully reopened at Washington following a collision between a van and a lorry on a slip road between the A1231 and the A183.
The van driver, believed to be in his twenties was taken to hospital with severe lower limb injuries.
The A19 is closed southbound following a collision on the slip road this afternoon between the A1231 (Washington) and A183 (Penshaw).Read the full story ›
Engineers ran tests to see what speed steam engines can travel safely at. The trains were tested between Newcastle and DoncasterRead the full story ›
This is the moment the Metro operations was officially handed back to Nexus at 2am on Saturday 1st of April.
Nexus Managing Director was handed back the keys by DB Regio MD David Gibson in the Metro Control Room.
DB Regio's contract to run Metro on behalf of Nexus has now ended.
Nexus, the public body, will now manage operations for the next two years and say they plan to make improvements to train reliability and customer service.
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The world-famous Flying Scotsman will mark the reopening of the Settle to Carlisle railway line after more than a year of repairs.Read the full story ›
The A1 will be closed southbound on Sunday night to the west of Newcastle.
Temporary bridging plates have been installed on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct this week.
These will be removed between 8pm on Sunday March 26 and 6am on Monday March 27.
All trains are at a stand between Durham and Darlington due to a fire next to the track.
This affects Cross Country, Northern, Transpennine and Virgin East Coast services.
A foodbank in Middlesbrough has joined forces with a local bus company to offer free travel to people in the Tees Valley area.Read the full story ›