Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group


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Christmas and New year public transport information from Nexus (opens as a PDF)


South Tyneside Council bosses bid to improve hospital bus services in response to South Tyneside PTUG's petition.



TWPTUG agrees with the public ownership and operation of rail, both heavy and light e.g. Metro, as the first move towards integrated public transport. This proposal is supported by 60% of public opinion.


Your Bus Matters: Have your say! Thursday 20 October 2016

9.30–3pm, Grainger Street, Newcastle, near Grey’s Monument


This is a drop in event where you have the opportunity to tell the people who run your bus service what you think. There will be representatives from Nexus, Stagecoach, Go North East and Arriva.


Click here to read TWPTUG's 2016 Annual Report (opens as a Word document) recently presented at the AGM.


End #railripoff on 16 August. Protest fare rises and call for public ownership called by RMT and ACTION FOR RAIL. Meet at Newcastle Central Station, 8-9am.


NORTH TYNESIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORT GROUP meeting this Thursday 21 July for residents of borough, 5-7pm at Whitley Bay Library, York Road. Discussion issues: Bus Services Bill and franchising/public ownership and incidents on pavements and your issues.


NECA Transport Councillors Agree: Bus Services Bill need's Amending. Clause 21 will Have to Go!. Following an address by Vicki Gilbert Chair T&WPTUG who drew the NECA Councillors' attention to the limits of Clause 21 in current Bus Services Bill going through Parliament, that it would prevent any local transport authority from setting up or owning their own municipal bus company, NECA councillors agreed with Vicki on the need to lobby their MP's and other bodies eg, the Local Government Agency. For a full report. click on Buses button at top of this page and select re-regulation.


All day Metro travel for Gold Card holders during July & August

Posted 17 July 2016



Monday October 17th, 5.30-8pm. Venue to be arranged.

SPEAKER: Tobyn Hughes. CEO Nexus. All members welcome.

For more information contact the Secretary at twptug@phonecoop.coop

Posted 17 July 2016


Buses for people not profit - please sign the petition to stop the ban on local authorities in England setting up new public bus companies.

Posted 23 June 2016


BBC Look North feature on our Companion Cycling initiative for people with dementia - see our Cycling Campaigns & News page.

Posted 23 June 2016


Pedal buses - a new transport phenomena?

Posted 15 May 2016


Check out the responses to our transport questionnaire for candidates in the  2016 local elections

Posted 14 April 2016 (last updated 1st May 2016)


Greenpeace petition

Air pollution in the UK is now responsible for cutting short 40,000 lives every year. That’s 20 times more deaths than people who die directly from road accidents. Please sign the petition calling on David Cameron to come up with a bold and steadfast action plan to clean our air now.

Sign the petition here: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/airpoll

Posted 17 April 2016


Campaign for Better Transport newsletter, 31/3/2016

Posted 14 April 2016


Passenger Voice newsletter, March 2016

Posted 13 March 2016


NEXUS updates (opens as PDF)

Posted 28 February 2016


Newcastle leader calls for Metro contract to be cancelled in 2017 following poor performance

Posted 4 February 2016


Latest Nexus newsletter, Issue 22 (opens as a PDF).

Posted 22 November 2015