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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.

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.

Go North East launches innovative features to help with social distancing on board its buses

Go North East launches innovative features to help with social distancing on board its buses

News   •   Jun 10, 2020 17:10 BST

​Go North East, in partnership with information technology solutions provider Passenger, have added a new innovative feature to their website to boost customer confidence as bus services return with the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions.

New AI based technology tool helps passengers plan journeys and find space on buses

New AI based technology tool helps passengers plan journeys and find space on buses

News   •   Jun 08, 2020 15:14 BST

In readiness for non-essential retail starting to open from 15 June, the company has developed a 'When to Travel' tool.

Go North East team to celebrate over £10,000 raised for local charities and other worthy causes at Thursday’s clap

Go North East team to celebrate over £10,000 raised for local charities and other worthy causes at Thursday’s clap

News   •   May 27, 2020 17:22 BST

They will celebrate the achievement with a giant two metre social distanced charity cheque at this Thursday’s clapping for the NHS, carers and fellow key workers.

Service changes from Monday 1 June

Service changes from Monday 1 June

News   •   May 26, 2020 13:36 BST

From 1 June, in line with guidance from the government, our buses will be returning to what can be considered our ‘normal’ level of service.

Go North East team members will again wear colourful clothing this bank holiday weekend

Go North East team members will again wear colourful clothing this bank holiday weekend

News   •   May 22, 2020 08:49 BST

Bus drivers and other colleagues at the company have been encouraged to wear colourful clothes, instead of their usual uniform, to recognise the fantastic effort they have displayed during the coronavirus crisis.

Go North East champions its team members with thank you video

Go North East champions its team members with thank you video

News   •   May 15, 2020 13:20 BST

Go North East championed its team members in a thank you video, following weeks of praising fellow key workers during the weekly ‘Clap for our Carers’ activities.

Go North East team members donning football shirts this weekend to mark the end of the season as they approach £10,000 raised for charity and other worthy causes

Go North East team members donning football shirts this weekend to mark the end of the season as they approach £10,000 raised for charity and other worthy causes

News   •   May 15, 2020 11:52 BST

Go North East is set to break the £10,000 barrier this weekend by wearing football shirts to mark what should have been the end of the season and raise further money, as well as spread some cheer during these challenging times.

Go North East spread bank holiday weekend cheer by wearing red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

Go North East spread bank holiday weekend cheer by wearing red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

News   •   May 11, 2020 17:21 BST

Hundreds of bus drivers, as well as support teams, wore red, white and blue, and fancy dress, over the bank holiday weekend to spread some cheer and commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Go North East buses continue to operate with emergency timetables for key workers and essential journeys

Go North East buses continue to operate with emergency timetables for key workers and essential journeys

News   •   May 11, 2020 15:12 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is continuing to operate its services to emergency timetables to connect key workers and those making essential journeys.

Go North East bus drivers set to wear red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

Go North East bus drivers set to wear red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

News   •   May 06, 2020 08:49 BST

​This bank holiday weekend, Go North East is doing things a little differently in an effort to bring a bit of cheer and smiles to people’s faces, and make the whole weekend stand out compared to any other during lockdown.

Go North East pick up silver accolade at North East Tourism Awards

Go North East pick up silver accolade at North East Tourism Awards

News   •   Apr 27, 2020 15:48 BST

Go North East was recognised for its commitment to providing memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements.

Go North East will celebrate key workers tonight with ‘Clap for our Carers’ activities at its depots and regional hospitals

Go North East will celebrate key workers tonight with ‘Clap for our Carers’ activities at its depots and regional hospitals

News   •   Apr 23, 2020 08:00 BST

​Tonight (Thursday 23 April), the region’s largest bus company, Go North East will celebrate key workers with ‘Clap for our Carers’ 8pm activities across its depots, whilst also joining the NHS at Hexham General Hospital.

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.