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PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Malarkey
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Bus routes serving Shotley Bridge, Consett, Lanchester and Durham get major upgrade

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has upgraded its X5 and X15 express routes that serves Shotley Bridge, Consett, Leadgate, Delves, Lanchester, Witton Gilbert and Durham.

The services, which have a frequency of up to every 30 minutes on common sections of the route, and have become part of Go North East’s comfortable, premium interurban X-lines brand.

The modern double-deck buses come with all the latest creature comforts, including free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, power plugs, next-stop audio-visual announcements and tables on the upper deck.

Go North East has also made recent improvements to its Consett to Newcastle express services, thanks to a £4.5million investment into new, clean, safe and comfy buses.

Weekly travel between Consett and Durham is available from just £20 on the Go North East app, with other options available to cater for all needs including flexible ticketing.

For those travelling further afield, a Go North East all zones ticket is available for just £25 a week on the app.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We’re delighted to introduce our comfortable, stylish, premium, interurban X-lines brand to these routes.

“These upgraded buses follow on from investing £4.5million into clean, safe and super comfy buses that run between Consett and Newcastle.

“We’re committed to ensuring our buses are as clean, safe and comfy as they possibly can be, and these upgraded buses provide a high quality and productive environment for everyone, allowing affordable and sustainable luxury travel.”

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On the Go since 1913

Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

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