Public Transport: North East

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much covid-19 related financial support has been provided to support public transport (a) in the North East of England and (b) to each council in the North East of England.

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

Government has committed over £40m to the North East of England to date. £22,312,105 has been provided from the Coronavirus Bus Services Support Grant, including payments of £20,589,277 to commercial operators and £1,722,829 to the Tees Valley Combined Authority and North East Combined Authority. £20,228,359 has been provided for the Tyne and Wear Metro from the Coronavirus Support Grants scheme. Over £1.5m has been provided to the North East Joint Transport Committee for additional transport for schools and colleges up to the Autumn half term.

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