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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.

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.

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.

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.

Go North East to launch innovative pollution-busting bus to help clean up urban air

Go North East to launch innovative pollution-busting bus to help clean up urban air

News   •   Jan 27, 2020 08:42 GMT

The bus company is rolling out its unique ‘Air Filtering Bus’ to help tackle pollution in Newcastle and Gateshead and will be deployed to rotate across a variety of routes in the area from Summer 2020.

More express journeys for customers travelling between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle

More express journeys for customers travelling between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle

News   •   Jan 24, 2020 08:22 GMT

From 26 January, the X-lines X21 service will be improved to run every 15 minutes between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle.

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 20-26 January

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 20-26 January

News   •   Jan 15, 2020 12:43 GMT

Diners can enjoy fantastic food in Newcastle's finest restaurants for only £10 or £15 per person.

 Go North East appoints new Service Delivery and Control Manager to improve customer journeys

Go North East appoints new Service Delivery and Control Manager to improve customer journeys

News   •   Jan 13, 2020 13:26 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has appointed Mandy Davies into the newly created role of Service Delivery and Control Manager to help the company improve upon its existing high levels of operational performance to customers.

Bus service changes from 26 January 2020

Bus service changes from 26 January 2020

News   •   Jan 03, 2020 08:06 GMT

There will be changes to some Go North East bus services from 26 January 2020. Big improvements to X-lines X21 with buses running every 15 minutes between Durham and Newcastle. A new 311 service will be introduced, running every 20 minutes between Hadrian Park, High Farm, Coast Road and Newcastle.

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

News   •   Dec 31, 2019 11:59 GMT

Unlike some other public transport, Go North East bus fares will not be increasing at the start of the year. In fact, the region’s largest bus operator will be introducing some new tickets from 2 January to help with any new year’s blues and encourage more people to give the bus a try.

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

News   •   Dec 24, 2019 11:19 GMT

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, welcomed hundreds of people to its special farewell bus event in Gateshead earlier this month.