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Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 17:03 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has launched a new ‘School Tripper’ bus ticket to help school and college students travel safely and securely.

Summer Bank Holiday Buses – 31 August 2020

Summer Bank Holiday Buses – 31 August 2020

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 09:31 BST

Most buses will run to our current Sunday timetables on Monday 31 August.

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 08:32 BST

A north-British built full-electric bus from manufacturer Optare has returned to Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator.

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

News   •   Aug 21, 2020 15:18 BST

We'll be making further changes to help support local shops, businesses, leisure venues, schools and colleges.

Back to school safely travel guide

Back to school safely travel guide

News   •   Aug 21, 2020 13:29 BST

New safety measures, bus bubbles, extra buses and a new School Tripper bus ticket.

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

News   •   Jul 31, 2020 09:55 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is upgrading its X45, X46 and X47 services that soar through red kite country, serving Consett, Rowlands Gill, Metrocentre and Newcastle, with buses running directly up to every 10 minutes.

Open-top buses set to spread sunshine cheer and happiness

Open-top buses set to spread sunshine cheer and happiness

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 16:30 BST

​The day has finally come... we now have our open-top buses out running on some of our normal bus routes to spread some sunshine cheer and happiness, and fresh air upstairs, amongst the travelling public of the North East.

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 14:54 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is undertaking a trial of a full electric Optare MetroCity single deck bus on its services around Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Saltwell Park 53 and 54, CityLink 57 and Quaylink Q3.

Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July

Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July

News   •   Jul 15, 2020 15:46 BST

Following the opening of more leisure venues and working in partnership with Nexus, the evening frequencies on some services will be increased. The majority of these will increase from 18 July, with some further increases from 25 July.

Go North East celebrates NHS birthday by wearing blue and clapping at regional landmarks

Go North East celebrates NHS birthday by wearing blue and clapping at regional landmarks

News   •   Jul 06, 2020 15:02 BST

Team members wore blue casual clothing in place of their usual uniform to champion NHS staff and fellow key workers, with the loudest clapping yet taking place at 5pm around the region, including some of the North East’s favourite attractions.

AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus returns from Saturday to help support business and attraction workers

AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus returns from Saturday to help support business and attraction workers

News   •   Jul 03, 2020 11:50 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, will resume the running of its AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus from tomorrow (Saturday 4 July) to help support the opening of businesses and attractions.

Go North East adopts the sunflower lanyard scheme to help customers with hidden disabilities

Go North East adopts the sunflower lanyard scheme to help customers with hidden disabilities

News   •   Jul 02, 2020 16:38 BST

Go North East is the first bus operator in the North East to join the scheme, which has also been adopted in the region for travel by rail operator LNER and Newcastle Airport, helping people with ‘hidden’ conditions such as autism, hearing loss and multiple sclerosis.

Go North East is 'Good to Go' as it achieves VisitBritain’s accreditation

Go North East is 'Good to Go' as it achieves VisitBritain’s accreditation

News   •   Jul 01, 2020 13:08 BST

As the country begins to emerge from restrictions on travel, work and shopping, Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has been accredited with ‘Good to Go’, a new UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer mark from VisitBritain.

Weekend service increases from Saturday 4 July

Weekend service increases from Saturday 4 July

News   •   Jun 30, 2020 08:36 BST

From Saturday 4 July, we’ll be increasing our weekend services, whilst also maintaining the early morning key worker journeys we’ve been running, to help support the opening of more shops, pubs and some leisure businesses.

Go North East saves the jobs of five engineers following collapse of National Holidays

Go North East saves the jobs of five engineers following collapse of National Holidays

News   •   Jun 29, 2020 08:47 BST

Four mechanics and one fourth year apprentice were all interviewed and offered positions at Go North East and have now joined the company’s workforce, bringing a wealth of further experience to an award-winning engineering team.

Go North East bus worker and daughter make face masks for customers during coronavirus pandemic

Go North East bus worker and daughter make face masks for customers during coronavirus pandemic

News   •   Jun 26, 2020 16:03 BST

Lynn Gamblin, a revenue clerk at Go North East has been busy helping support the company and its customers by making face coverings during the coronavirus crisis.

Go North East unveils multi-coloured bus to celebrate the work of its team in bringing communities together

Go North East unveils multi-coloured bus to celebrate the work of its team in bringing communities together

News   •   Jun 25, 2020 16:57 BST

​Today, the North East’s largest bus operator, Go North East has unveiled a retro multi-coloured bus to celebrate the work of its team in bringing communities together, celebrating diversity, the company’s pride in transport, its colleagues and the people of the North East.

Go North East launches new flexible tickets for part-time workers and those only travelling on occasional days

Go North East launches new flexible tickets for part-time workers and those only travelling on occasional days

News   •   Jun 22, 2020 08:33 BST

The company has recognised that some workplaces are still not fully open and social distancing remains in place, so a new range of ‘Flexi 5’ tickets have been introduced to cater for the more flexible style of working the region is seeing at the moment.

New tools to help bus passengers prove a hit during COVID-19 crisis

New tools to help bus passengers prove a hit during COVID-19 crisis

News   •   Jun 18, 2020 15:07 BST

In just two months, the new website has clocked up over one million page views despite many people being unable to travel in that period due to lockdown.

Help tackle loneliness with a Virtual Chatty Bus catch up

Help tackle loneliness with a Virtual Chatty Bus catch up

Blog posts   •   Jun 16, 2020 09:46 BST

This week it’s Loneliness Awareness Week and we know that loneliness can affect us all at some point in our lives, particularly at times like this during the coronavirus pandemic.