Transport Strategies

Our strategic aims for local transport are:

Metro and Local Rail

  • to provide reliable, accessible and comfortable Metro and local rail services with high levels of customer satisfaction within available resources;
  • to grow the Metro and local rail network and their modal share as part of an integrated public transport network; and
  • to achieve value-for-money.


  • to arrest the decline in bus patronage;
  • to maintain (and preferably grow) network accessibility; and
  • to deliver better value-for-public-money. 

Shields Ferry

  • to ensure longevity of the ferry;
  • to increase patronage whilst maintaining customer satisfaction;
  • to support the regeneration of North and South Tyneside; and
  • to seek opportunities to become an exemplar of sustainable transport.

Detailed future proposals for each of our strategies can be found outlined below.


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