Tyne & Wear Public

Transport Users Group



Welcome to our website! Click our About page to find out who we are and what we campaign for.


View the test version of our new website here. Some pages are still under construction but we want to give you a preview of what's to come.


Looking for local transport info? Check these out:



Other useful links:

Transport Focus News              SENRUG newletters

Campaign for Better Transport     CfBT newsletters

Railfuture North East    The Better Places Network newsletters

Transport Responds newsletters

Check out our supporting partner, Radio Tyneside, a community and hospital radio station. Also on 93.6 FM.



News and Campaigns


Go-Ahead tops UK transport industry in cutting carbon emissions


Government response to Living Streets' Manifesto for Walking (opens as a PDF)


Great North Eastern Railways, We hope - a blog by Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor


Live Question and Answer session about Metro with Huw Lewis, Nexus Customer Services Director on Tuesday 6th October, 18:00-19:00.


Have your say on your new Metro by joining one of several online discussion workshops. Places are limited so, please register in advance.


Coronavirus: implications for transport

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the coronavirus outbreak.


Celebrating 40 years of the Metro!


Government wants talks this month over devolution deal that could see North East elect new mayor


Pavements are for people to walk on - Living Streets campaign 


Time to stop the rail fare rise #nofarerise


Schools 'strongly advised' to promote active travel as pupils return


Go-Ahead to launch ride sharing ‘JustGo’ service


East Yorkshire buses go bike-friendly


First Bus outlines steps towards 2035 zero-emission commitment


Metro celebrates 40 years of service (PDF newsletter)


Transport Responds Newsletter: Latest update on the transport impacts of the Coronavirus emergency


Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain | Rail Business Daily


Wales uses COVID cash to take back control of buses


Bus franchising: It’s now the only way, says Abellio


The Better Places Network Digest – Issue 48 - The latest planning and policy news from the fields of active travel, public health, safety, urban realm and air quality. Also see our permanent newsletter link in the Welcome panel.


Driving change: how hydrogen can fuel a transport revolution


Listen to Alistair Ford's interview on Radio 5  Live, broadcast on 7th March, discussing latest proposals for T&W to cut air pollution. Alistair is the Media Officer on TWPTUG's Management  Committee. Interview is at 1h 45mins into the programme. You will need a BBC account to listen to the program. Easy to register if you haven't got one. Many thanks also to Alistair for his efforts!


Listen to Wendy Gascoigne's interview on Radio Tyneside, with Yvonne Bell, broadcast on 7th March, telling people about the work of PTUG in South Tyneside and beyond. Wendy is the Chair of STPTUG. Many thanks to Wendy for promoting PTUG! We are also grateful to Radio Tyneside for granting the interview.