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New website helps key workers and those using Go North East for essential journeys

New website helps key workers and those using Go North East for essential journeys

News   •   Apr 22, 2020 17:25 BST

​The North East’s largest bus company has brought forward the launch of its new website to help key workers and those making essential journeys during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.

Hundreds of Go North East bus drivers spread Easter weekend cheer by wearing colourful clothing in support of fellow key workers

Hundreds of Go North East bus drivers spread Easter weekend cheer by wearing colourful clothing in support of fellow key workers

News   •   Apr 14, 2020 17:04 BST

​Hundreds of bus drivers, as well as support teams, wore colourful clothing and fancy dress over the weekend to spread some Easter cheer in support of fellow key workers.

Why your bus driver might be wearing bright, colourful clothing this Easter weekend

Why your bus driver might be wearing bright, colourful clothing this Easter weekend

News   •   Apr 09, 2020 14:36 BST

The Go North East uniform is set to change this Easter weekend, with colourful clothes being worn to champion fellow key workers.

Go North East shines a rainbow over its colleagues and fellow key workers

Go North East shines a rainbow over its colleagues and fellow key workers

News   •   Apr 08, 2020 16:01 BST

The company is saying a huge thank you to its colleagues and fellow key workers with a series of initiatives during the coronavirus crisis.

Go North East’s unsung bus drivers and support teams praised by fellow key workers

Go North East’s unsung bus drivers and support teams praised by fellow key workers

News   •   Apr 02, 2020 17:19 BST

Praise has flooded in for drivers and support teams who are helping keep the region moving, ensuring key workers, including NHS staff and essential shop workers, can get to their workplaces to provide vital services.

Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

News   •   Apr 01, 2020 12:00 BST

Here's our guide to ongoing and upcoming roadworks around the region.

The region’s bus operators enable ‘any bus operator ticket validity’ during Coronavirus emergency timetables from Monday

The region’s bus operators enable ‘any bus operator ticket validity’ during Coronavirus emergency timetables from Monday

News   •   Mar 27, 2020 16:36 GMT

By Monday 30th March all the region’s main bus operators will be running to emergency timetables in the face of the current Coronavirus crisis resulting in a 80-90% reduction in the demand for bus services as people follow the Government’s stay at home advice, balanced with the need to keep services running for key workers and access to essential shopping and healthcare.

Emergency timetables for Go North East buses from Saturday 28 March due to the Coronavirus crisis

Emergency timetables for Go North East buses from Saturday 28 March due to the Coronavirus crisis

News   •   Mar 26, 2020 15:32 GMT

All Go North East buses will run to emergency timetable from Saturday 28 March, with services running at least hourly. Extra early morning journeys for key workers, added following customer feedback, will also be maintained daily.

Go North East continues to keep the wheels moving during coronavirus situation with changes from 23 March

Go North East continues to keep the wheels moving during coronavirus situation with changes from 23 March

News   •   Mar 20, 2020 10:19 GMT

​At these unprecedented times, the region’s largest bus company, Go North East, are working hard to maintain services but customer demand and available resources are significantly reducing, so from Monday 23 March the bus operator will still be running routes but to Sunday frequencies.

Go North East champions its 200-strong driving force of inspiring women

Go North East champions its 200-strong driving force of inspiring women

News   •   Mar 05, 2020 14:26 GMT

Ahead of International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March), Go North East is championing its 200 female employees that make a substantial contribution to the company’s services.

Service changes in North Tyneside from 22 March

Service changes in North Tyneside from 22 March

News   •   Mar 03, 2020 16:17 GMT

From Sunday 22 March 2020, we'll be making changes to some of our services in North Tyneside.

Go North East thanks customers for patience after colleagues pull out all the stops during snow disruption

Go North East thanks customers for patience after colleagues pull out all the stops during snow disruption

News   •   Feb 25, 2020 13:02 GMT

​The North East’s largest bus company has thanked customers and colleagues for their patience and efforts during yesterday’s disruption that was caused by heavy snowfall and poor road conditions.

Young engineers Melissa and Maisie urge girls to apply for eight new engineering apprenticeships

Young engineers Melissa and Maisie urge girls to apply for eight new engineering apprenticeships

News   •   Feb 20, 2020 08:27 GMT

Two aspiring female engineers are hoping to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps, as part of ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ (20 February).

Go North East rising star scoops accolade at prestigious awards

Go North East rising star scoops accolade at prestigious awards

News   •   Feb 14, 2020 17:35 GMT

Last week, during National Apprenticeship Week, Go North East’s Zoe Gibbons scooped the Customer Service Apprentice of the Year accolade at Gateshead College’s annual Edge Awards.

Go North East appoints new finance director

Go North East appoints new finance director

News   •   Feb 12, 2020 14:23 GMT

​The North East’s largest bus company has appointed a new finance director to help drive forward its growth strategy.

North East bus company hosts groundbreaking gender diversity conference as part of moves to get more women on the buses

North East bus company hosts groundbreaking gender diversity conference as part of moves to get more women on the buses

News   •   Feb 07, 2020 11:00 GMT

​Last week Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator and part of the Go-Ahead Group plc which was founded in Gateshead, hosted a ‘Women in Bus’ conference at Newcastle’s Vermont Hotel as part of the group’s Women in Bus initiative to increase gender diversity in bus roles.

Bus use in the North East grows for the first time in a decade as national statistics show services are now some of the best in the UK

Bus use in the North East grows for the first time in a decade as national statistics show services are now some of the best in the UK

News   •   Feb 06, 2020 18:25 GMT

​Recent statistics from the Department for Transport show that the number of bus trips made across the North East rose in the last year for the first time in over a decade.

7 Valentine’s gift ideas from North East retailers

7 Valentine’s gift ideas from North East retailers

News   •   Feb 06, 2020 12:52 GMT

​If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s present and would like to support North East businesses by shopping locally – one of these gift ideas could be for you.

Go North East apprentices keep the wheels moving on 700-strong fleet of buses

Go North East apprentices keep the wheels moving on 700-strong fleet of buses

News   •   Feb 03, 2020 08:05 GMT

This National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 February 2020), award-winning bus company Go North East is celebrating its engineering apprentices that help keep the wheels moving on its 700-strong fleet of buses.

Great value January bus ticket offers now extended

Great value January bus ticket offers now extended

News   •   Jan 31, 2020 17:53 GMT

​Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is extending its new year ticket offers so customers can continue to buy the new tickets at great value prices on the bus or in advance on the Go North East app.