Tyne Bridge must be refurbished

Our lovely Tyne Bridge is a North East icon & a critical part of our transport infrastructure. It must be refurbished, but we can’t take more transport disruption after years of Tory underinvestment.

I secured an urgent meeting with the Transport Minister to reduce disruption.


Chi Onwurah 

(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)

As well as being a global icon of the north-east, the Tyne bridge is a critical part of our transport infrastructure. We are all the more reliant on it given the atrocious levels of service on the railways and buses, and given the lack of investment in our northern infrastructure, such as Northern Powerhouse Rail. The much-needed restoration of the Tyne bridge from its current dilapidated state will lead to further disruption to our transport links, which really cannot get any worse. Will the Minister meet me urgently to see what can be done to mitigate the impact on our transport links of restoring our great Tyne bridge to its full glory in time for its 100th birthday?




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