Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group


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



Current News / Campaigns...


Passenger Transport magazine article: England’s metropolitan areas and Wales see 3.5%-plus declines in bus use in ‘summer of discontent’, as patronage hits lowest level since 2007. Click here to view PDF.


The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees published their joint report, Improving Air Quality on Thursday 15 March. The report focuses on measures to improve air quality in the UK. Click here for our Transport Committee reports page.


House of Commons considers the estimated spending of the Department for Transport - REPORT FROM ALAN CAMPBELL MP


Calling all residents in the Heaton/High Heaton area of Newcastle - come and join newly-formed SPACE for HEATON group to campaign for a better environment for all! Check out their short video introduction here.


German court rules cities can ban diesel cars to tackle pollution


German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution


The agenda for the 23 February 2018 meeting of the NECA Transport North East (Tyne and Wear) Sub-Committee has been published and is available at www.northeastca.gov.uk.


Rail infrastructure investment to be investigated by Transport Select Committee.


Protests planned at UK rail stations to mark steep hike in fares: Guardian article.


Rail fares: Commuters 'priced out' by increases, campaigners say: BBC News article.


Check out We Own It's email to TWPTUG about it's campaign to bring the East Coast railway line into public ownership on our RAIL PAGE. Don't miss We Own It's founder, Cat Hobbs, on You Tube addressing a Labour Party rally. Please also sign the petition on that page to support the campaign.


See Transport Committee's Chair, Lilian Greenwood MP, comments on 2018 rail fare increase.


Press Release: Passengers condemn another East Coast bail out


Budget November 2017: £337m grant (not PFI scheme) approved to improve Tyne & Wear Metro system:



Photos from the Transport Workshop at Newcastle Assembly Rooms on 16th October 2017


Statement from Nexus on the major disruption on the Tyne and Wear Metro on Sunday 29 October


Have your say on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill!


Mobike Newcastle city bikes: How to use them and where are they? Check out the Newcastle Chronicle article and video: www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mobike-newcastle-city-bikes-how-13768475


Newcastle PTUG has set up a petition to the Government requesting funding for the new Metro trains.  Please sign it to put pressure on the Government: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/government-funding-for-tyne-and-wear-metro


RMT Arriva Northern Strike - planned picket lines and leafleting ....THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER 2017


Newcastle Central

5.00 - 13.30

Meet outside the arches, Newcastle Central Station - entrance to the staff car park.


RMT confirms a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North in guards' safety dispute:


RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in the long-running dispute over rail safety and the head-long dash towards Driver Only Operation.


More than half UK investment in transport is in London, says study. Thinktank IPPR North warns gulf in investment between regions is at cost of greater northern productivity.


PLEASE ASK YOUR M.P. to support Early Day Motion 109: 'REDUCED ACCESS FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS ON NORTHERN RAIL' tabled by Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead. This is to protect the interests of disabled passengers in unstaffed stations should Driver-Only Operation be introduced. Click on above link to view full EDM text.


DON'T FORGET to check out our pages featuring links to interesting articles selected from Passenger Transport magazine. They can be accessed via the 'PT magazine' menu button. Articles from  Issues 161 (2 June 2017) and 162 (16 Jun 2017) recently added to the 'PT Bus articles' page.