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Go North East's branded poppy bus which runs all-year-round
Go North East's branded poppy bus which runs all-year-round

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Go North East offers free bus travel for veterans and members of the armed forces

Go North East is proud to offer free travel on all of its buses across the North East for all veterans and members of the armed forces on Remembrance Sunday, the 14th November.

The company, which has many veterans in its workforce, and operates over 600 buses across the region, is making it as easy as possible for people to travel to Remembrance events across the North East whilst showing its appreciation and recognition of the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces past and present.

Free travel is available on any Go North East bus across the North East on Remembrance Sunday to serving personnel who can produce a current ID card, veterans displaying a veterans badge and all travelling in uniform.

The region’s largest bus operator pays tribute all-year-round to all those have served, sacrificed, and changed our world, with its ‘thank you’ poppy bus that runs across the North East.

The company is also looking to add to this even further this year, and is set to unveil a remembrance display to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Go North East team members will additionally observe the two-minute silences on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday, with buses pulling over where it is safe to do so.

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: “We are proud to show our appreciation to those in the armed forces past and present by making it even easier to travel to a Remembrance event this Sunday.

“We have many veterans across our team of 2,000 people as well as the many serving and veteran members of the armed forces who use our services each day.

“We’re also showing our support with our branded poppy bus that runs all-year-round, and this year we’re taking it one step further with a remembrance display that we’ll soon be unveiling.”



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
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NE8 2UA Gateshead