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

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

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.

Available to anyone under 19 for just £12 on the Go North East app, the School Tripper bus ticket can be used on the operator’s buses between 7am and 9am, and 2pm to 5pm, on school days.

Go North East has also been working with local authorities and councils to provide extra capacity at times where buses would usually be busy.

These special extra journeys will have the same route number as the normal service, but will end in ‘S’ to show that the duplicate journey is for use by school and college students only, and provide an even safer travelling environment and ensure social distancing.

The company has additionally issued its back to school travel guide which covers safety measures for dedicated school transport and public bus services, all of which follows the latest guidance from the Department for Education and the Department for Transport.

Go North East’s managing director, Martijn Gilbert, said: “As part of our back to school safely travel guide, we’ve introduced new measures to ensure children and college students can get to their place of education safely.

“With the extra capacity we’ll be running on our school buses and the introduction of our new School Tripper bus ticket, you can travel with us in confidence knowing that our buses are clean, safe and comfy, as well as playing an important part in helping to reduce congestion and improve air quality.”

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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.

Go North East
117 Queen Street
NE8 2UA Gateshead