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Go North East bus drivers set to wear red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

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Go North East bus drivers set to wear red, white and blue to commemorate VE Day

This bank holiday weekend, Go North East is doing things a little differently in an effort to bring a bit of cheer and smiles to people’s faces, and make the whole weekend stand out compared to any other during lockdown.

Bus drivers and other colleagues at the company have been encouraged to wear red, white and blue clothing over the weekend, instead of their usual uniform, to commemorate VE Day.

So, if you are making an essential journey this bank holiday weekend, do not be surprised if you are greeted by a friendly driver dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue, be it their casual clothes or even fancy dress.

Go North East buses will continue to run to emergency timetables, catering for key worker journeys and essential travel only.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We know things can seem a little repetitive under lockdown so, like we did at Easter, we’re hoping to add a little colour and cheer to the bank holiday weekend.

“It’s also a time of reflection and gives our workforce the opportunity to commemorate VE Day.”

To find out more about Go North East and to view emergency timetables, including those over the bank holiday weekend, visit




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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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