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...


Gateshead PTUG meeting to be held on Wednesday 19th April, 5.30-7pm at Gateshead Civic Centre. Speaker will be Stuart Corker, Transport Officer for Gateshead Council. There will be a discussion and assessment of action on the QE hospital bus petition, the Bus Services Bill, air pollution, etc.


Please check out our new pages featuring a selection of links to interesting articles from Passenger Transport magazine. They can be accessed via the 'PT magazine' menu button.


"Buses in Crisis, 2017" - A shocking report by the Campaign for Better Transport: www.bettertransport.org.uk/buses-crisis-2017


Joint letter on the Bus Bill published! After many failed attempts to get it in the Times, we finally got it in the Guardian: www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/05/local-authority-run-bus-companies-provide-some-of-the-best-services


Newcastle North MP gets on board with bus passengers over Clause 21 of Bus Services Bill.


RMT members vote for action on Arriva Rail North over failure to give assurances on guards - union confirms strike date. Further information at



What has rail franchising achieved?

Transport journalist CHRISTIAN WOLMAR continues the Railway Study Association’s theme for the year as he puts forward his view on privatisation (opens as a PDF).


Proposed cuts and other changes to Stagecoach buses in Newcastle! Stagecoach are holding a public consultation. Please follow the link and give them your views by 24th February: www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/north-east/newcastle-proposed-changes


Let’s talk transport – Re-Newcastle’ – development programme update to Newcastle City Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee (opens as a PDF).


RMT petition: Stop Northern Rail from introducing Driver-Only operation.


Guardian article: European commission issues 'final warning' to UK over air pollution breaches


Living near major roads and the incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study:






Link for NECA main transport commitee                             www.northeastca.gov.uk/who-we-are/north-east-leadership-board-governance/transportne-members


Link for Tyne & Wear transport sub committee www.northeastca.gov.uk/who-we-are/north-east-leadership-board-governance/tne-sub-members


An ACTION ON RAIL event is taking place at Newcastle Central station on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 8-9.30am. TWPTUG will have its banner out for the event. Contacts on the day are RMT Regional Organiser, Micky Thompson and RMT Newcastle Rail & Catering Branch Secretary, Alan Andros.


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.