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Go North East launches new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help support local evening economy

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Go North East launches new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help support local evening economy

Following the success of the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East has launched a new ‘Bus Out to Help Out’ offer to help people get out and about and support local restaurants and pubs further.

The new offer allows two people to travel for the price of one when buying Go North East’s after 7pm £3.50 evening ticket or, if you’re part of a larger group, four people can travel for just £6.50 with the evening group ticket.

The tickets can be bought in advance on the Go North East app or on the bus as you board, with contactless the preferred payment option.

Go North East is additionally increasing its evening services from Saturday, so there has never been a better time to get on board.

Commenting on the offer, Go North East’s managing director, Martijn Gilbert, said: “It’s great to see that the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative has been so popular and we want to also help out by introducing an offer of our own that supports the economy of our towns and cities.

“By introducing this buy one get one free initiative and increasing our evening services back to 100%, we hope that it will help encourage people to get out and about on an evening, let us do the driving and help support their local restaurants and pubs.”

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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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