Dear Resident

The North East Joint Transport Committee has launched a major consultation to secure feedback from the public on the region’s first Transport Plan – an ambitious multi-billion-pound strategy which aims to deliver major changes across the North East up to 2035.

The Plan sets out how transport could look and feel over the next 15 years and we want families across the region to be a key part of it. The Plan includes an initial £6.1bn of transport projects, an amount which is expected to grow across the lifespan of the plan as schemes develop.

It covers the seven local authority areas, covering our two combined authorities: The North East Combined Authority (Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland), and The North of Tyne Combined Authority (Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland).

Our Plan includes a live programme of 296 proposed transport schemes which would reshape how we travel and connect across the region over the next 15 years – building on existing assets and creating new infrastructure where it’s needed. We’re leading a green transport revolution and you’ll find multiple active travel (cycling and walking) schemes in the plan alongside investments in public transport, roads, rail links and more.

So, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport or drive, we are asking families to get involved and share their views to be part of this exciting opportunity.

The North East Transport Plan consultation runs until 14 January 2021. The full draft Plan, feedback survey and information on our upcoming virtual events in December and January are available online at

If you would like to know more, arrange a meeting or ask a question, please call 0191 433 2973 (Mon-Fri, 9-4.30pm) or email


Yours sincerely

Tobyn Hughes
Managing Director, Transport North East