Lord Adonis publishes NELEP North East Independent Economic Review
#21
(15/05/2013, 13:51)gtomlinson Wrote: Newcastle won't get a US flight outside of the Jet2 charters to Newark.

I could be wrong but I don't see it happening

We'd be far better off getting a flight to another European hub (where a huge amount of our exports go) like Frankfurt


There are already direct flights from Newcastle to the USA: http://flights.thomson.co.uk/thomson/en-...rtCode=SFB
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#22
Yes but seasonal charter flights to a holiday destination are different to a scheduled flight.

Thomson won't carry business cargo to Sanford

The airport wants a daily link. They won't get ot.
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(26/05/2013, 17:01)gtomlinson Wrote: Yes but seasonal charter flights to a holiday destination are different to a scheduled flight.

Thomson won't carry business cargo to Sanford

The airport wants a daily link. They won't get ot.


I'm aware of the difference between charter and scheduled flights. My comment was in response to your previous assertion that "Newcastle won't get a US flight outside of the Jet2 charters to Newark.", which they clearly have.

I don't think Thomson would care whether passengers are flying for business or pleasure - the flights are freely available to book independently of a holiday/package.

Agree there's little prospect of a daily service to the US, passenger numbers would just be too low.
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#24
To my initial comment ' Newcastle won't get a US flight outside the Newark and Orlando charter flights'

If that makes things clearer.

I think you miss my point about business cargo. The Emirates flight accounts for a massive massive proportion of cargo handled at Newcastle, if it wasn't for the huge cargo amounts, Newcastle would still be receiving an old A330 kit and at the bottom of the line.

Whereas the fairly antiquated 767 that Thomson use won't carry any business cargo at all so is of little value
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#25
Although a suggestion to create a roads & infrastructure thread, was never taken forward, the NELEP thread is possibly relevant to the widening of the A1 Western Bypass, Silverlink and also Testo's roundabout improvements.

Links below:
http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-pr...provement/
http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-pr...terchange/

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-pr...provement/

http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-pr...rovements/
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#26
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...nk-8366912

More on Silverlink, with work possibly starting next year.
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(01/01/2015, 14:35)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...nk-8366912

More on Silverlink, with work possibly starting next year.
They need to do something, I passed through yesterday and people were queuing for ages to get into the retail park.

Also has there been any more on the dualling of the A1 North of Morpeth, had a look on the highways agency website but couldn't find anything?
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#28
I don't know unfortunately.

Found this quote.
Quote:David Cameron: "I have made clear to the Highways Agency they can start spending the money today on the preparations necessary.

"I believe they will be able to get this started during the next parliament on the dualling and on the improvements north of Ellingham they may be able to get some of those done faster.
"The work starts now, the money is available now. They can get moving from today."
from http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...on-8204578.

There seems more holes in there, than his usual patter.
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(01/01/2015, 16:29)Andreos1 Wrote: I don't know unfortunately.

Found this quote.
from http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...on-8204578.

There seems more holes in there, than his usual patter.
I'm not optimistic like, things clearly didn't start "today" or we would have seen something by now. (Not expecting a dual carriageway to be done and completed Wink just surely there would be something on the highway agencies website) 
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#30
No idea if anything has changed or moved on with regard to the junction improvements at Silverlink, although the Travelodge site is to be redeveloped.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...rk-8821126
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#31
Kind of related, but Durham County Council have been tweeting the following:

Durham County Council Wrote:Want to have your say on devolution for the North East? Come along to one of the North East Combined Authority's consultation events.

They start in Gateshead on Thursday (12 March) and then move on to Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Northumberland over the next two weeks.

Your feedback can help shape neca’s devolution proposals regarding major issues such as transport, roads, employment, training and housing investment!

Meetings will be held in all council areas which form the combined authority.

The full list of meetings is:
• Thursday 12 March – Gateshead (6pm – 8pm)
• Monday 16 March – Newcastle (5.30pm – 7.30pm)
• Tuesday 17 March – Durham (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
• Friday 20 March – Sunderland (9.30am – 11.30am)
• Monday 23 March – South Tyneside (5.30pm – 7.30pm)
• Tuesday 24 March – North Tyneside ( 6pm – 8pm)
• Thursday 26 March – Northumberland (2.30pm – 4.30pm)

Further details about the devolution events and an online feedback form are available at www.northeastca.gov.uk/devolution
If you want to go along you’ll need to register in advance by emailing necadevolution@newcastle.gov.uk stating which event you would like to go along to.

If you can't go along you can still give your views by filling in the online feedback form.

Remember you can keep up to date by following neca on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NorthEastCA
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#32
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...ng-9499748

Chowdene Bridge to be closed in October.

It will affect 93/94 and Sainsburys bus.
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(22/06/2015, 15:20)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...ng-9499748

Chowdene Bridge to be closed in October.

It will affect 93/94 and Sainsburys bus.

That'll cause absolute chaos when it happens. There's been many a time when traffic queues for the roundabout that lies underneath the A1 have stretched beyond Sainsbury's and the bridge in question, so I dread to think how congested the Valley will be when everything's diverted.

Short term pain = Long term gain, I suppose...
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(22/06/2015, 15:20)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...ng-9499748

Chowdene Bridge to be closed in October.

It will affect 93/94 and Sainsburys bus.

Not Just those services but also 1A 28A and 29 and also the morning and evenings 92.
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#35
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...m-10262790

Details of works to be carried out on Percy St and the approaches to it.

Not sure it compares to the Central Motorway plans as suggested like.
If you are unaware, this is a brill site http://pathetic.org.uk/features/tyneside/
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#36
Very good site is pathetic motorways. And the Tyneside story really does underline how "motorway mad" the city was to have been, before its policy change in favour of metro development.

Be interested to know how others view the plans for Percy street - seems to imply there'll never be a queue to the car parks....!
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#37
Coast Road works set to start.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...n-10502887
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#38
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tripl...h-tyneside

Details of the remodelling of Silverlink Roundabout have been released.
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#39
Proposals for remodelling of Blue House Roundabout put forward

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyn...sh_regions
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#40
New development for Throckley, which includes highways improvements and a new bus service.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...y-11740667
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