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Go North East to recognise Remembrance Sunday

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Go North East to recognise Remembrance Sunday

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, will be recognising Remembrance Sunday, the 8th November, by proudly showing support for all who have served, sacrificed and changed our world with its branded ‘Poppy Bus’, as well as raising money across its depots for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Although the country will be in lockdown, Go North East will still be operating its bus services for those who need them and will be offering free travel on Remembrance Sunday to serving personnel who can produce a current ID card and veterans displaying a veterans badge, whilst travelling in uniform.

Go North East team members will additionally observe the two-minute silence, with buses pulling over where it is safe to do so.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We’re proud to be showing our appreciation for the armed forces, both past and present.

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

“We know things are different this year but we still want to ensure that those who need to travel can do so safely on our buses, whilst the rest of the region pays its respects by standing at their doorsteps at 11am on Sunday to mark the two-minute silence.”

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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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