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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.

Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

Roadworks and diversions affecting Go North East buses

News   •   Jan 22, 2020 15:45 GMT

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

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.

Go North East gears up to boost bus capacity during Metro strike

Go North East gears up to boost bus capacity during Metro strike

News   •   Dec 18, 2019 14:30 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is gearing up to boost capacity on its services on the days of the Tyne and Wear Metro strike.

Go North East joins Sun FM in Christmas Toy Appeal

Go North East joins Sun FM in Christmas Toy Appeal

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:40 GMT

​The region's largest bus company, Go North East, has joined ​Sun FM in their toy appeal in the build up to Christmas.

Special event to mark hard working bus fleet bowing out after nearly 20 years

Special event to mark hard working bus fleet bowing out after nearly 20 years

News   •   Dec 09, 2019 13:04 GMT

​Local bus operator Go North East is holding a farewell event between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 15 December to mark the imminent retirement of its once large fleet of Scania L94 buses, a type that has served the North East for nearly 20 years.

Go North East partners with NE1 Can programme to showcase career opportunities to 160 students

Go North East partners with NE1 Can programme to showcase career opportunities to 160 students

News   •   Dec 05, 2019 15:49 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has welcomed 160 students from schools including Walker Riverside Academy and Percy Hedley, as part of the NE1 Can programme, to its Gateshead Riverside depot to showcase its career and apprenticeship opportunities.

Stanley Bus Station – partial stand closures from 9 December

Stanley Bus Station – partial stand closures from 9 December

News   •   Dec 02, 2019 08:46 GMT

Durham County Council are working on partially closing Stanley Bus Station after 6pm to try and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Go North East has your Christmas and New Year travel needs wrapped up

Go North East has your Christmas and New Year travel needs wrapped up

News   •   Nov 28, 2019 12:52 GMT

Go North East buses run throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day, with frequent services around the region.

Go North East launches special Black Friday offer and revamped app is on the way

Go North East launches special Black Friday offer and revamped app is on the way

News   •   Nov 27, 2019 14:50 GMT

Your travel needs are wrapped up with the launch of a special Black Friday offer on the Go North East app.

8 magical North East pantos

8 magical North East pantos

News   •   Nov 25, 2019 12:34 GMT

Put your travel worries behind you.

Opening of Beamish Museum’s new bus depot to preserve transport heritage

Opening of Beamish Museum’s new bus depot to preserve transport heritage

News   •   Nov 22, 2019 20:19 GMT

​The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North today (Friday, 22nd November) – helping to preserve transport heritage and engineering skills, along with the century-old Northern name.

Prestigious awards shortlisting for Go North East’s accessibility and inclusive tourism

Prestigious awards shortlisting for Go North East’s accessibility and inclusive tourism

News   •   Nov 22, 2019 07:38 GMT

​The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, has been shortlisted at the North East Tourism Awards, recognising the bus operator’s commitment to providing memorable visitor experiences for everyone, particularly those with accessibility requirements.

The ‘BooBee’ bus arrives in the North East to raise awareness of breast cancer

The ‘BooBee’ bus arrives in the North East to raise awareness of breast cancer

News   •   Nov 21, 2019 09:25 GMT

​Go North East has partnered with UK bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis and the ​Prevent Breast Cancer charity to raise awareness of breast cancer across the region.

Go North East and Gateshead College recognised for revolutionary training programme at Princess Royal Training Awards

Go North East and Gateshead College recognised for revolutionary training programme at Princess Royal Training Awards

News   •   Nov 20, 2019 09:16 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have been commended with a Princess Royal Training Award for their workplace learning at a ceremony that was held at St James’s Palace in London.