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Go North East gears up for getting children back to school safely and securely

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Go North East gears up for getting children back to school safely and securely

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is gearing up to get children back to school safely and securely from Monday 8 March.

From Monday, Go North East will be running an additional 71 buses, including school buses and duplicates dedicated for school and college students only, which will help keep the region moving and allow people to social distance.

Go North East’s latest back to school travel guide covers dedicated school transport, public bus services, cashless payment options and extra buses, as well as the latest safety measures.

The special extra journey 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.

The company also has a dedicated School Tripper weekly bus ticket available for just £12 for anyone aged under 19.

The ticket can be bought on the Go North East app and used on the operator’s buses between 7am and 9am, and 2pm to 5pm, on school days.

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: “As part of our back to school travel guide, we’re reminding people of latest safety measures, so children and college students can get to their place of education safely and securely.

“With the extra capacity we’ve introduced, and our guide to cashless payment options, you can travel with us in confidence knowing that our buses are clean, safe and comfy, and also play 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