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11 Jan 2020

Stagecoach fights road plans

A bus company is fighting a city centre road closure in Tyne and Wear after losing 120,000 passengers because of it.

Stagecoach has revealed that passenger numbers decreased by 19% when it had to reroute services to accommodate Christmas markets on Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Blackett Street
How a pedestrianised Blackett Street could look
(Credit: Newcastle City Council)

More than 600 people have signed a petition against plans to close the road permanently.

Newcastle City Council has said it is ‘simply not true’ to claim the closure was wholly unpopular with shoppers.


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