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Better buses introduced to help play an important part in the economic and environmental recovery of Newcastle’s city and Quayside

Better buses introduced to help play an important part in the economic and environmental recovery of Newcastle’s city and Quayside

News   •   Dec 14, 2020 08:13 GMT

From today, bus operator Go North East is introducing an upgraded fleet of buses on its Quaylink Q3 service, relaunching it as ‘QuayCity’ and with a striking new black and yellow brand.

Hexham to Newcastle express bus route set for major upgrade with £1million investment from Go North East

Hexham to Newcastle express bus route set for major upgrade with £1million investment from Go North East

News   •   Dec 11, 2020 09:04 GMT

The further £1million investment is the latest part of an overall £8.5million upgrade in brand new, North British built, low-emission environmentally friendly double-deck buses introduced to the routes as part of the company’s premium interurban X-lines brand, providing a next-level service for its customers on longer distance routes across the North East.

Go North East spread festive cheer across the region

Go North East spread festive cheer across the region

News   •   Dec 10, 2020 15:42 GMT

Throughout December, bus drivers and support teams from the region’s largest bus company will be spreading festive cheer by wearing festive clothing.

Go North East launches game-changing electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead

Go North East launches game-changing electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead

News   •   Nov 27, 2020 07:30 GMT

Go North East has today launched the region’s first fully-electric bus fleet in the North East, which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge, supporting the company’s commitment to improve air quality.

Extra buses, including a classic 1964 Northern General Routemaster, deployed to keep people moving as schools return

Extra buses, including a classic 1964 Northern General Routemaster, deployed to keep people moving as schools return

News   •   Sep 07, 2020 18:32 BST

The region's largest bus operator, Go North East, has deployed 56 extra buses from today to ensure there is sufficient extra capacity on its network as more schools and workers return and use the region’s buses.

Express bus routes between Middlesbrough and Newcastle set for major upgrade

Express bus routes between Middlesbrough and Newcastle set for major upgrade

News   •   Sep 02, 2020 09:48 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is set to introduce a major upgrade to its express X9 and X10 routes, that run between Middlesbrough and Newcastle via the A19, serving Stockton, Norton, Billingham, Peterlee, Dalton Park, Heworth and Gateshead.

Go North East launches new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help support local evening economy

Go North East launches new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help support local evening economy

News   •   Sep 01, 2020 08:47 BST

Following the success of the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East has launched a new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help people get out and about and support local restaurants and pubs further.

£4.5million investment in better than ever buses for Consett

£4.5million investment in better than ever buses for Consett

News   •   Aug 28, 2020 15:02 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is making public transport in Consett better than ever, thanks to a £4.5million investment into new and refreshed, clean, safe and comfy buses.

Go North East launches new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives

Go North East launches new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives

News   •   Aug 28, 2020 10:34 BST

​The region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, is launching new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives from September to help encourage people back onto its clean, safe and comfy buses.

Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 17:03 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has launched a new ‘School Tripper’ bus ticket to help school and college students travel safely and securely.

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 08:32 BST

A north-British built full-electric bus from manufacturer Optare has returned to Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator.

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

News   •   Aug 21, 2020 15:18 BST

We'll be making further changes to help support local shops, businesses, leisure venues, schools and colleges.

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

News   •   Jul 31, 2020 09:55 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is upgrading its X45, X46 and X47 services that soar through red kite country, serving Consett, Rowlands Gill, Metrocentre and Newcastle, with buses running directly up to every 10 minutes.

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 14:54 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is undertaking a trial of a full electric Optare MetroCity single deck bus on its services around Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Saltwell Park 53 and 54, CityLink 57 and Quaylink Q3.

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.