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Latest news

Service changes from 27 October

Service changes from 27 October

News   •   Oct 10, 2019 13:59 BST

We'll be making changes to a small number of services from Sunday 27 October.

Top award for local apprentice who has risen to Engineering Director

Top award for local apprentice who has risen to Engineering Director

News   •   Oct 04, 2019 16:33 BST

Colin Barnes, 44 from Sunderland, the Engineering Director at Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, was named ‘Engineer of the Year’ at the routeone Awards earlier this week with judges noting that “he has so much ‘oomph’ it is unbelievable”.

10 fang-tastic things to do this Halloween

10 fang-tastic things to do this Halloween

News   •   Oct 01, 2019 12:54 BST

​It's that time of year again, and there are plenty of fang-tastic activities around the region for families to enjoy. Have a look at our spooktacular guide and see what takes your fancy!

Dog Friendly Days Out with Go North East

Dog Friendly Days Out with Go North East

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2019 10:41 BST

​At Go North East we know that your four-legged friends love a day out as much as you do. We've teamed up with local blogger Rachel Kershaw from Life in Geordieland, so you and your pooch can have some 'pawesome' adventures by bus.

Changes to services 6, 6A, 704, Q3, X30 and X31 from 29 September

Changes to services 6, 6A, 704, Q3, X30 and X31 from 29 September

News   •   Sep 18, 2019 09:36 BST

Following feedback from customers regarding the times of journeys on an evening, journeys on services 6, 6A, X30 and X31 after approximately 7pm will change times, to provide improved connections with other services and better journeys home for shift workers.

All aboard for the Glass Centre

All aboard for the Glass Centre

News   •   Sep 16, 2019 07:45 BST

Sunderland's National Glass Centre and neighbouring residential areas are to be served by a new regular bus service. The new 702 service is being introduced by the Connect 700 Partnership.

Go North East drivers ranked amongst the UK’s best at national Bus Driver of the Year competition

Go North East drivers ranked amongst the UK’s best at national Bus Driver of the Year competition

News   •   Sep 12, 2019 08:26 BST

Bus drivers Joanne Keenan, from Washington, and Sean Wheatley, from Chester-le-Street, have been acknowledged as two of the best in the UK at this year’s national Bus Driver of the Year competition.

North East bus operators to showcase their accessible buses

North East bus operators to showcase their accessible buses

News   •   Sep 11, 2019 13:22 BST

North East bus operators are holding a special event this Saturday to showcase accessibility on local bus services.

Go North East pull out all the stops to mark their 39th Great North Run a success

Go North East pull out all the stops to mark their 39th Great North Run a success

News   •   Sep 11, 2019 09:20 BST

Since the UK’s biggest half marathon began way back in 1981, Go North East has provided baggage and transport services to tens of thousands of participants and supporters each year.

Go North East to extend ticket discounts to everyone aged from 5 to 25 in changes to young persons' fares from 8 September

Go North East to extend ticket discounts to everyone aged from 5 to 25 in changes to young persons' fares from 8 September

News   •   Aug 30, 2019 14:31 BST

Go North East, the region's largest bus company, is extending its discounted ticket offering to everyone aged up to 25 from Sunday 8 September.

North East bus operators call for greater collaboration to address congestion and help improve air quality in setting out their vision for the future

North East bus operators call for greater collaboration to address congestion and help improve air quality in setting out their vision for the future

News   •   Aug 29, 2019 14:49 BST

​Bus operators from across the North East, including Go North East, Arriva, Stagecoach and a number of smaller operators, set out their vision for the future of the region’s buses earlier this week at the launch of ‘NEbus’, the re-invigorated operators association of local bus companies.

Learn about the North East’s buses and their vision for the future this Wednesday, including fun for all the family

Learn about the North East’s buses and their vision for the future this Wednesday, including fun for all the family

News   •   Aug 23, 2019 14:33 BST

​Bus operators from across the North East of England will be holding a public engagement event, including activities for people of all ages, as the launch of ‘NEbus’, the new name for the region’s bus operators’ association, takes places on Wednesday (28 August) in Times Square at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre.

Royal seal of approval for Go North East and Gateshead College’s training initiative

Royal seal of approval for Go North East and Gateshead College’s training initiative

News   •   Aug 23, 2019 08:51 BST

​Go North East, the region's largest bus company, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have received a royal seal of approval for their unique Bus Driver Routeway training programme in this year’s Princess Royal Training Awards.

Summer Bank Holiday – 26 August 2019

Summer Bank Holiday – 26 August 2019

News   •   Aug 19, 2019 13:10 BST

​Most buses will run to Sunday timetables on Monday 26 August, with the exception of services X66 and X88 which will run to special timetables.

Buses make it easy for the World Transplant Games

Buses make it easy for the World Transplant Games

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 15:16 BST

​As the World's Transplant athletes head to the North East, their journeys to their training and competition sites has been made easier thanks to a partnership with Go North East.

Service changes from 1 September 2019

Service changes from 1 September 2019

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 14:22 BST

There will be minor changes to a small number of services.

Explore North Tyneside with Go North East

Explore North Tyneside with Go North East

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2019 12:57 BST

We asked local blogger Rachel Kershaw, from Life in Geordieland, to tell us where she loves spending time in North Tyneside and she has created a list of her top ten favourite places.

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 5-11 August

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 5-11 August

News   •   Aug 01, 2019 10:43 BST

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

Have a BIG day out with Go North East

Have a BIG day out with Go North East

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 14:24 BST

Go North East has teamed up with a host of attractions and businesses across the region to bring Big Days Out offers to families.

Go-Ahead Group sets goal to double female representation across bus operations

Go-Ahead Group sets goal to double female representation across bus operations

News   •   Jul 29, 2019 14:56 BST

​Go North East's parent company, the Go-Ahead Group, today launches a campaign to encourage more women to apply for jobs in the bus industry – including driving buses, maintaining vehicles and managing depots.