North East transport chiefs urge Chancellor to commit to upgrading the East Coast Main Line

The body responsible for transport in the North East has urged the Chancellor to commit to upgrading the East Coast Main Line when drawing up next month’s Budget. Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee and Leader of Gateshead Council, has written to Rishi Sunak MP seeking his support on transport […]

North East transport chiefs welcome HS2 announcement

The body responsible for transport in the North East has welcomed the Government’s announcement that HS2 will go ahead – but said urgent investment was needed in the East Coast Main Line now for the region to feel the benefit from future high-speed trains. Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee […]