Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group


Welcome to our website... by using the links below you can find our what we're about, what we campaign for, who we are and other stuff like that.



Current News / Campaigns...


Posted 4 February 2016 - Newcastle leader calls for Metro contract to be cancelled in 2017 following poor performance


Posted 22 November 2015 - Latest Nexus newsletter, Issue 22 (opens as a PDF).


Posted 8 November 2015 - Volkswagen Group emissions violations investigated by Transport Select Committee.


Posted 8 November 2015 - Shadow minister backs council bus control bid.


Posted 1 November 2015 - TWPTUG 2015 Annual Report now available.


Posted 1 November 2015 - Passenger Voice Newsletter, November 2015.




Posted 13 August 2015. New cafe in Newcastle for walkers and cyclists providing walking and cycling information, bike sales, service and repair.


Posted 20 July 2015 - Chronicle article on TWPTUG campaign to reduce air pollution (rotate document within viewer).


Posted 9 July 2015 - Quality Contract Scheme board confirms timetable for oral evidence sessions


Posted 19 June 2015 - Bus Summit – To Regulate or not to regulate. The big issue - can the free market really provide the bus networks needed for world class cities?


Posted 19 June 2015 - Bus Summit – A Greener Future?

Over 150 people die each year in Tyne and Wear as a result of air pollution. Buses can play their part in a greener and less polluted future. The summit talked about the possibilities.


Posted 19 June 2015 - Bus Summit – Stimulating Local Economies

A good bus service adds value to a local economy. How can we make the most of this important fact?


Posted 19 June 2015 - Bus Summit – Around the UK

Get the Government, the operators, local authorities and many others [including TWPTUG] into a room and see what happens.


Posted 19 June 2015 - The Buses Bill – and beyond

What will it mean for the future of the bus industry? Will it lead to better bus services and what are the operators up to?


Posted 19 June 2015 - Cheaper Rail Fares – A Cunning Plan

Work with us to share your hints and tips about getting the cheapest rail fares. The Newcastle Public Transport Users Group came up with some ideas …


Posted 19 June 2015 - Bus Summit – Closing Remarks

Another Government Minister provides a view – and we say what was missing.


17 Jun 2015, 12pm-5.30pm - The Climate Coalition is organising the UK’s biggest ever climate lobby in Westminster. Click here for details.


RMT election protests in the Northeast kick off MONDAY 27th APRIL 2015 as fares set to rise to subsidise services across Europe. Also on TUESDAY 5th MAY. Click here for details.


6 April 2015 - TWPTUG response to North Tyneside Local plan Consultation


10 March 2015 - Please sign the Washington Metro Petition calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to extend the Metro to Washington.


2014 Annual Report & AGM


4 June 2014:  Quality Contracts - TWPTUG 2nd Consultation response