Tyne and Wear Metro: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th May 2020.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to provide funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro after the end of the Covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant in June 2020.

Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to help tackle financial shortfalls in Nexus’ funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

A further £29 million was announced by the Transport Secretary on 23 May to increase tram and light rail services across the country so that people who need to travel, including critical workers in the NHS, can do so safely. The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (NEXUS) is estimated to receive £7.6 million of that funding for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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