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Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 15:45 GMT

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

Hospice 'shop on wheels' hits the region's roads after Go North East donates bus to support charity's £7.5m fundraising goal

Hospice 'shop on wheels' hits the region's roads after Go North East donates bus to support charity's £7.5m fundraising goal

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 07:35 GMT

​A double decker bus affectionately named 'Ozzie' in a public poll has been transformed into a charity shop on wheels, thanks to a donation from Go North East.

Go North East unveils new £3.5m Consett base

Go North East unveils new £3.5m Consett base

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 10:50 GMT

​After two and a half years of development, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East opened the doors to its brand new £3.5 million, state-of-the-art Consett depot in County Durham on Friday.

Go North East apprentices share customer service expertise with Gateshead College for ‘day in the life’ initiative

Go North East apprentices share customer service expertise with Gateshead College for ‘day in the life’ initiative

News   •   Mar 12, 2019 09:32 GMT

​Two rising star apprentices at Go North East swapped roles with senior staff at Gateshead College last week, in a ‘day in the life’ experience to mark National Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March 2019).

Go North East tackles feet on seats with a quirky new solution

Go North East tackles feet on seats with a quirky new solution

News   •   Mar 08, 2019 14:02 GMT

The bus company is launching a quirky new solution to the age-old problem of people putting their feet up on rear facing bus seats.

On the road to success – Go North East celebrates its inspiring females with senior appointments

On the road to success – Go North East celebrates its inspiring females with senior appointments

News   •   Mar 07, 2019 14:48 GMT

Ahead of International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March 2019), Go North East has announced a series of appointments to the company’s senior team, boosting its pool of inspiring female talent.

Go North East apprenticeships drive industry award wins

Go North East apprenticeships drive industry award wins

News   •   Mar 05, 2019 17:15 GMT

This National Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March 2019), the region’s biggest bus operator, Go North East is celebrating its young talent making a big impact – including two industry award-winning apprentices.

Why I’m living proof that apprenticeships work

Why I’m living proof that apprenticeships work

News   •   Mar 04, 2019 09:00 GMT

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4-8 March), former apprentice Colin Barnes - now engineering director at Go North East, shares his views on the value of apprenticeships, from his own experiences to heading up the company’s award-winning bus and coach engineering and maintenance scheme.

Service changes in North Tyneside from 24 March

Service changes in North Tyneside from 24 March

News   •   Feb 28, 2019 11:00 GMT

​From 24 March 2019, there will be changes to some services in North Tyneside.

Electric buses to hit the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead

Electric buses to hit the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead

News   •   Feb 06, 2019 14:35 GMT

Following an announcement by the Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani MP, bus operator Go North East and Nexus the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, have been awarded funding in the latest round of the Government's Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme.

250 bus passengers get chatty in Go North East campaign tackling UK’s loneliness epidemic

250 bus passengers get chatty in Go North East campaign tackling UK’s loneliness epidemic

News   •   Jan 31, 2019 13:00 GMT

Around 250 people took advantage of a new initiative to combat loneliness this week (Tuesday 29th January 2019) as Go North East’s ten-strong team of ‘chatty champions’ boarded over 30 buses travelling across the region in a bid to get people talking.

Go North East recognised for customer service excellence
Go North East launches ‘Chatty Bus Champions’ to help tackle loneliness epidemic

Go North East launches ‘Chatty Bus Champions’ to help tackle loneliness epidemic

News   •   Jan 23, 2019 12:05 GMT

Amid research highlighting three in 10 Brits go at least one day a week without speaking to anyone and in a bid to support North Easterners who maybe battling with loneliness, Go North East is introducing ‘Chatty Bus Champions’ to three of its busiest routes on Tuesday 29th January.

Spennymoor special school launches library-on-wheels with Go North East bus donation

Spennymoor special school launches library-on-wheels with Go North East bus donation

News   •   Jan 23, 2019 09:08 GMT

A Go North East bus has been transformed into an inspirational learning environment, to encourage students with special educational needs from County Durham to read for fun and improve their literacy skills.

Go North East named first partner fully validated by National Express as part of new global standards initiative
NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 21-27 January

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 21-27 January

News   •   Jan 15, 2019 11:03 GMT

Dine for just £10 or £15 per person.

Flagship Sunderland city bus link gets a makeover

Flagship Sunderland city bus link gets a makeover

News   •   Jan 15, 2019 09:00 GMT

​A flagship Sunderland bus route that links the city’s main visitor attractions is to get new buses and a new colour scheme that celebrates the city’s heritage.

Kieran’s in the driving seat thanks to Bus Buddies and Go North East
Go North East supporting passengers in Durham and Tees Valley affected by Arriva strike
Go North East launches January sale on bus tickets

Go North East launches January sale on bus tickets

News   •   Jan 02, 2019 14:57 GMT

Award-winning bus company Go North East is reducing its weekly ticket prices by up to 16% during its unique January sale event.