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Go North East's 'Chatty Bus Champions' to return this week to help tackle loneliness

Go North East's 'Chatty Bus Champions' to return this week to help tackle loneliness

News   •   Apr 15, 2019 14:52 BST

On Thursday 18 April, following the success of Go North East's first Chatty Bus Day back in January, the region's biggest bus company is bringing its second instalment to the people of the North East on some of its busiest routes.

Go North East awarded for putting disadvantaged young people on the road to success

Go North East awarded for putting disadvantaged young people on the road to success

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 10:15 BST

​A group of 15 young people have been inspired into higher education and employment thanks to support from Go North East – and have presented the team with a handcrafted award.

10 egg-citing things to do during the Easter holidays

10 egg-citing things to do during the Easter holidays

News   •   Apr 05, 2019 08:55 BST

Hop on board and and save with our £10 Family Day Ticket.

Go North East’s Andrew Tyldsley retires after 40 years in the industry

Go North East’s Andrew Tyldsley retires after 40 years in the industry

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 08:37 BST

Go North East’s Andrew Tyldsley has retired this March, following nearly 30 years with the region’s largest bus operator and 40 years in the industry.

Easter weekend service information

Easter weekend service information

News   •   Mar 29, 2019 14:51 GMT

Here's our guide to our services over the Easter weekend.

European rugby finals weekend in Newcastle

European rugby finals weekend in Newcastle

News   •   Mar 28, 2019 12:20 GMT

​The European Rugby Challenge Cup and Champions Cup Finals come to St James' Park in Newcastle on 10 and 11 May this year and there's two great matches in prospect.

92% passenger satisfaction for Go North East

92% passenger satisfaction for Go North East

News   •   Mar 27, 2019 08:54 GMT

Bus travel in the region has been given the thumbs up this month, with Go North East customers reporting an overall satisfaction score of 92%, according to the results of independent national research.

Go North East named official transport partner for Newcastle Falcons as rugby fever hits region

Go North East named official transport partner for Newcastle Falcons as rugby fever hits region

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 15:36 GMT

Rugby fans across the North East and beyond can catch a glimpse of the revered Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup from this week, thanks to Go North East.

Service changes from 7 April

Service changes from 7 April

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 13:00 GMT

From 7 April 2019, there will be changes to some services in Western Gateshead and Derwentside.

Go North East puts poetry in motion to encourage mobility and drive customer wellbeing

Go North East puts poetry in motion to encourage mobility and drive customer wellbeing

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 12:08 GMT

As the UK welcomes World Poetry Day (Thursday 21 March 2019), Go North East is taking specially-commissioned verse on the road, as part of a creative project to promote inclusivity amongst residents.

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.