Bedale: The three- mile bypass that twice crosses the Wensleydale Railway was officially opened on August 9.
Billingham: Three thousand people have signed a petition to save the 1904 North Eastern Railway signal box from demolition. The tall building is due to be replaced at the end of 2017, when control of the level crossing is transferred to York. Blaydon: Users of the Tyne & Wear Metro station from the bus station and town centre face a lengthy diversion for some weeks, while major structural repairs are carried out to the footbridge over the busy A695 trunk road. The bridge was struck by a lorry on August 4. Newcastle: Plans have been drawn up for a new southern entrance to Central station in the Stephenson Quarter, to be constructed in 2018. Newcastle: The £ 6 million renovation of the city’s Central Station Metro, scheduled to be completed in August, will carry on until November because of the unexpectedly poor condition of the walls. No services will call after 2000 on Sunday to Thursday, and there will be some weekend closures towards the end of the programme. Sunderland: An extension of the Tyne & Wear Metro has been proposed, to reach the Doxford Park employment area.