Planned Rail Strike Monday 25th May - Tuesday 26th
Unions have confirmed that the planned industrial action starting Monday 25th May, has now been suspended.
Trains will operate a normal Bank Holiday service on Monday and a full service on Tuesday.
Foo Fighters - Sunderland Stadium of Light travel & event info
Foo Fighters will be playing at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland on Monday 25th May, a Bank Holiday.
The gig time will be: Courtyards opening from 2pm, stadium doors opening at 4pm, and support act The Strypes scheduled to start at 6pm and The Kaiser Chiefs at 7pm. The headline act is scheduled to start at 8.30pm.
There is no parking available in the vicinity of the Stadium, and during the event the surrounding roads will be CLOSED to ensure safe pedestrian access for concert goers. The red car park will be available for access to disabled badge holders. This is just west of the stadium near to turnstile 62A, labelled as a disabled entry point.
Go North East have announced that they will be running additional services, for details please click here.
There will also be additional Metro Trains after the event to cope with demand.
The following car parks are within Sunderland City:
- St Mary’s: SR1 3AH
- Sunniside: SR1 1UL
- Civic Centre: SR2 7DN
- The Bridge’s Multi-storey: SR1 3PZ
- Boughton Street: SR1 3NH
- Nile Street: SR1 1EY
- West Wear Street: SR1 1XD
- Charles Street: SR1 1XB
- Tatham Street: SR1 2QD
- Gorse Road: SR1 7BX
- University St Peter’s Campus: SR6 0AN
- University City Campus: SR1 3SD
- Park and Walk: SR5 3XG
CCTV Video Wall
Still images from the regions Traffic Management CCTV cameras are now available in a “video wall” format at www.netrafficcams.co.uk
Major Travel Disruptions during the last 5 Days
A series of four RTCs occurred on the A1058 Coast Road westbound between silver link roundabout & the Benfield road junction between 1600 hrs & 1645 hrs which caused tail backs to form.
LANE CLOSURE A184 Felling Bypass WB after Heworth, Gateshead
Lane Closure: A184 Felling Bypass in Gateshead westbound only from Heworth Roundabout to new KFC development before Stoneygate Lane. Work starts 11/05/15 - 01/06/15. Expect delays.
TEMPORARY SIGNAL A183 Whitburn Bents Rd / Latimers (Sea Ln), Whitburn
Temporary Traffic Signals: Whitburn Bents Road at Latimers near Sea Lane in Whitburn. Electric cabling work starts 15-19/06/15 all day.
A19 Middle Engine Lane Bridge Refurbishment Works
A695 Scotswood Road Works, Newcastle (from 20th Jan)
Scotswood Roadworks will be in place 20th Jan for around one month to allow for works relating to installation of drainage pipes in this area. Works will be around the Volkswagon Building.
The works are starting in the eastbound slow lane working south across Scotswood Rd (eastbound fast, central reserve, westbound fast, westbound slow). The restrictions will be required in each lane for 3-4 days at a time, and due to the nature of the works, will be in place 24 hours a day.
A167 Cowgate Roundabout Re-configuration, Newcastle
Major roadworks to improve Cowgate Roundabout will start on Monday 19 January.The junction will be signalised and priority lanes will be added for buses to speed up public transport.
The old subway will be removed and street level signalised pedestrian crossings installed along with dedicated cycle routes.
This is a large undertaking and some disruption in inevitable.
For further information follow this link
A188 / A189 Major Improvement Works, North Tyneside
North Tyneside Council applied for and won £2.2m from the Department for Transport to carry out major improvement works on the A188/A189 Benton Road corridor.
- A191 / A188 Four Lane Ends Roundabout - Replacing the existing roundabout to a signalised junction
- A188 / Goathland Avenue / West Farm Avenue Roundabout - Replacing the existing roundabout to a signalised junction
- Quorum / Balliol Business Parks Roundabout - Installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- A188-A189 Benton Lane / Salters’ Lane Roundabout - Widening & installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- A189 next to White House Farm - Install a new signalised roundabout with Pegasus crossing & new bus stops
- A1056-A189 Sandy Lane / Killingworth Way Roundabout - Widening & installing traffic signals on the existing roundabout
- Eastern side of A188 Benton Lane / Goathland Avenue junction to Quorum Business Park - Improved off-road pedestrian and cycle links
Construction is due to start this summer. The works will cause some disruption, however every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.
Major works in Sunderland & South Tyneside in 2014/15
Works on seven major schemes to help traffic flows are set to start in 2014 in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
The works will lay the ground for further developments following confirmation of the Sunderland City Deal in Partnership with South Tyneside.
More than £9m has been earmarked for the infrastructure schemes to help traffic entering and exiting the A19 corridor and support economic growth.
The improvements will assist with:
Reducing traffic congestion and improving journey times on key routes
Opening up access to key employment sites within the North East Low Carbon Enterprise Zone and the Nissan plant
The development of a 100 hectare International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) to the north and west of the Nissan plant as part of the recently announced Sunderland and South Tyneside City Deal.
Other planned works include improvements to Sunderland's pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
Funding has been made available from Central Government with £5m from the Regional Growth Fund, £4.17m from the Local Pinch Point Fund, plus contributions from Sunderland City Council (£500,000).
The 2014 schemes include:
Updated traffic signalling at the A19 junction with the A690 Durham Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
Updated traffic signalling the A19 junction with the A183 Chester Road - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
The Highways Agency is planning works to the A19/A1231 junctions. These comprise:
• Updated traffic signalling
• Widening the eastbound A1231 approach to the A19 to three lanes
Conversion of existing A19 junction with the A1290 to traffic signal control to improve the main north-south access route to Nissan and reduce existing queues of traffic on the A19 – works carried out by South Tyneside Council
(5) A1290/Nissan Access
Updated traffic signalling at the A1290 junction with Washington Road, improving staff and visitor access to the Nissan car manufacturing plant – works carried out by Sunderland City Council
(6) A1290/Cherry Blossom Way
Conversion of existing A1290 junction with Cherry Blossom Way to traffic signal control improving the ease and safe use of access to and from the Nissan distribution depots and other local supply chains - works carried out by Sunderland City Council
Works improving the cycling network and connectivity between Nissan and the residential areas at Washington, Pattinson and North Sunderland. This includes off carriageway cycleways alongside the A1290, linking to Sulgrave Road roundabout and Albany Park, and Pattinson Road – works carried out by Sunderland City Council.
A1 Improvements: Coalhouse-Metrocentre, Gateshead
The Highways Agency is making improvements to the A1 around Gateshead with a target start of works date of 26 August 2014. The scheme is planned to be open to traffic by spring 2016.
For further information regarding these works please contact Lynne Biddles at Highways Agency, Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds, LS119AT. Alternatively, call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further info may be found at http://www.highways.gov.uk/A1CoalHouseMetroCentre
A1 Improvements: Closures & Works At Coalhouse Roundabout
Works to be carried out include:
- New part-time traffic signals
- Resurfacing of the A1 slip roads
- Widening the southbound carriageway of Kingsway South between Eleventh Avenue and the roundabout
- Widening to Lamesley Lane at the junction with the roundabout
- Widening of the carriageway to Coalhouse roundabout in the vicinity of Chowdene Bank junction
- Installation of new traffic signs & street lighting
- Renewal of road markings.
When complete, these works will help relieve peak time traffic congestion to and from the Team Valley and reduce accident risk.
- Kingsway South between Eleventh Avenue and Coalhouse Roundabout
- Lamesley Lane near the roundabout
- Partial closure of Coalhouse Roundabout itself
During the time of the works diversions will be clearly signed. The following diversions will be in place:
- A1 Slip Roads – Diversion to Lobley Hill or Eighton Lodge Interchanges as appropriate
- Kingsway South – Diversion via Eastern Avenue, Saltwell Road South and Chowdene Bank
- Lamesley Lane – Diversion via Smithy Lane and Chowdene Bank
Temporary overnight lane restrictions will be in place on the Southern section Northbound from the 16th February 2015 until April the 30th April 2015. Please note that there is an embargo on traffic management in place from Friday the 3rd April 2015 to the Monday the 6th April 2015 for the Easter break. All overnight lane restrictions will run from 20:00hrs – 06:00hrs.
How do average speed cameras work?
Yes, they are fitted with infra-red illumination to ensure they work night and day, and all weathers.
Can the cameras run out of film?
No, unlike other cameras average speed camera are saved digitally to a computer.
Can the cameras catch motorbikes?
Yes, cameras are equipped to capture all types of vehicles.
If a vehicle changes lanes will they avoid any fines?
No, cameras calculate for lane changes. But this myth can mean people dangerously switch lanes increasing the chance of crashes.
Can I outrun the speed camera?
No, speed cameras work up to around 300mph so unless you are driving a jet-powered car the answer is still no.
The Average Speed Camera System will increase frustration and will encourage more dangerous overtaking
Driver frustration is partly due to the behaviour of other drivers and partly due to unreliability of journey times. Observations indicate that the cameras improve driver behaviour by reducing excessive speed and instances of tail gating. People are also more realistic about the speed they can drive at under such a system. As for journey times, these will become more reliable as the cameras will reduce the number of incidents that require closures.
For more information on speed awareness, enforcement etc. follow this link
Park & Ride
Across Tyne & Wear there is a
variety of Car Park & Ride facilities. At these locations users
can interchange with either bus, cycle, metro, rail or taxi &
avoid queues within city centres or possible full central car parks.
Four Lane Ends
Cycle Parking & Metro
Stadium of Light
Parking & Metro
The key principle of open data is to increase transparency and the sharing of information we hold with the wider community.
Our service provides third party developers with access to a number of datasets sourced from the Tyne and Wear Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) system. Developers are then able to build useful applications using the data we have now made freely available.
- Air quality data
- Car Parks
- Journey Times
- Traffic – Accident
- Traffic – Event
- Traffic – Incident
- Traffic – Roadwork
- Weather station data