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Go North East unveils its very own Christmas Angel

Hot on the heels of Go North East’s announcement of its open-top Santa bus tourthe company has unveiled its very own Christmas Angel.

A special Christmas inspired bus will be running on the popular Angel 21 route between Durham and Newcastle, featuring festive vinyls and LED lighting on its exterior, with decorations and much more on the inside.

The bus, which passes the Angel of the North, will additionally be playing Christmas songs in between next-stop audio-visual announcements, lifting festive spirits ahead of the big day.

If you like, you can also track the bus on Go North East’s website or app, looking out for fleet number 6315 on the Angel 21 route.

Go North East has also decorated eight buses that will be running in service to help spread some much-needed Christmas cheer.

One bus from each of the company’s depots will be decorated with tinsel and bunting aplenty, and will also be adorned with a selection of hand drawn pictures made especially for these buses by children in year 3 at Hotspur Primary School in Newcastle and Mortimer Primary School in South Shields.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “We know that the pandemic has changed things for a lot of people this year, so we’ve been keen to find ways to spread some festive cheer to help put smiles back on people’s faces.

“With our open-top Santa bus tour, Christmas Angel and decorated buses we hope that we can help restore festivities of the season and get people excited for the big day.”

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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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