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Go North East collecting the Operator Training Award at last year's routeone Awards
Go North East collecting the Operator Training Award at last year's routeone Awards

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Further industry recognition for Go North East with double award shortlist

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, has been shortlisted in two national awards, recognising its commitment to green technology and industry-leading training and recruitment.

The award-winning bus operator will be going for gold at this year’s routeone Awards, in the Large Bus Operator of the Year and Operator Training categories.

Go North East will learn its fate and go head-to-head with coach and bus industry peers from across the UK, at the annual awards ceremony. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday 31 October, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

It is hoping to scoop the gong for Large Bus Operator of the Year, in recognition of its commitment to developing the latest green and sustainable fleet technology and working in partnership with key charities and communities.

The company has also been shortlisted for the Operator Training Award with its innovative Bus Driver Routeway training and recruitment programme, which offers unemployed people in the region the chance to secure one of 250 annual bus driver roles and receive invaluable long-term employment training.

Stephen King, commercial director for Go North East commented: “We are thrilled to hear we have again been shortlisted in the 2018 routeone Awards, particularly in the highly-esteemed Large Bus Operator category. These nominations really highlight the great efforts of our team in delivering excellent customer service to our passengers in the North East.”

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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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