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Go North East rising star scoops accolade at prestigious awards

Go North East rising star scoops accolade at prestigious awards

News   •   Feb 14, 2020 17:35 GMT

Last week, during National Apprenticeship Week, Go North East’s Zoe Gibbons scooped the Customer Service Apprentice of the Year accolade at Gateshead College’s annual Edge Awards.

Go North East appoints new finance director

Go North East appoints new finance director

News   •   Feb 12, 2020 14:23 GMT

​The North East’s largest bus company has appointed a new finance director to help drive forward its growth strategy.

North East bus company hosts groundbreaking gender diversity conference as part of moves to get more women on the buses

North East bus company hosts groundbreaking gender diversity conference as part of moves to get more women on the buses

News   •   Feb 07, 2020 11:00 GMT

​Last week Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator and part of the Go-Ahead Group plc which was founded in Gateshead, hosted a ‘Women in Bus’ conference at Newcastle’s Vermont Hotel as part of the group’s Women in Bus initiative to increase gender diversity in bus roles.

Bus use in the North East grows for the first time in a decade as national statistics show services are now some of the best in the UK

Bus use in the North East grows for the first time in a decade as national statistics show services are now some of the best in the UK

News   •   Feb 06, 2020 18:25 GMT

​Recent statistics from the Department for Transport show that the number of bus trips made across the North East rose in the last year for the first time in over a decade.

7 Valentine’s gift ideas from North East retailers

7 Valentine’s gift ideas from North East retailers

News   •   Feb 06, 2020 12:52 GMT

​If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s present and would like to support North East businesses by shopping locally – one of these gift ideas could be for you.

Go North East apprentices keep the wheels moving on 700-strong fleet of buses

Go North East apprentices keep the wheels moving on 700-strong fleet of buses

News   •   Feb 03, 2020 08:05 GMT

This National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 February 2020), award-winning bus company Go North East is celebrating its engineering apprentices that help keep the wheels moving on its 700-strong fleet of buses.

Great value January bus ticket offers now extended

Great value January bus ticket offers now extended

News   •   Jan 31, 2020 17:53 GMT

​Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is extending its new year ticket offers so customers can continue to buy the new tickets at great value prices on the bus or in advance on the Go North East app.

Go North East to launch innovative pollution-busting bus to help clean up urban air

Go North East to launch innovative pollution-busting bus to help clean up urban air

News   •   Jan 27, 2020 08:42 GMT

The bus company is rolling out its unique ‘Air Filtering Bus’ to help tackle pollution in Newcastle and Gateshead and will be deployed to rotate across a variety of routes in the area from Summer 2020.

More express journeys for customers travelling between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle

More express journeys for customers travelling between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle

News   •   Jan 24, 2020 08:22 GMT

From 26 January, the X-lines X21 service will be improved to run every 15 minutes between Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle.

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 20-26 January

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week – 20-26 January

News   •   Jan 15, 2020 12:43 GMT

Diners can enjoy fantastic food in Newcastle's finest restaurants for only £10 or £15 per person.

 Go North East appoints new Service Delivery and Control Manager to improve customer journeys

Go North East appoints new Service Delivery and Control Manager to improve customer journeys

News   •   Jan 13, 2020 13:26 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has appointed Mandy Davies into the newly created role of Service Delivery and Control Manager to help the company improve upon its existing high levels of operational performance to customers.

Bus service changes from 26 January 2020

Bus service changes from 26 January 2020

News   •   Jan 03, 2020 08:06 GMT

There will be changes to some Go North East bus services from 26 January 2020. Big improvements to X-lines X21 with buses running every 15 minutes between Durham and Newcastle. A new 311 service will be introduced, running every 20 minutes between Hadrian Park, High Farm, Coast Road and Newcastle.

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

News   •   Dec 31, 2019 11:59 GMT

Unlike some other public transport, Go North East bus fares will not be increasing at the start of the year. In fact, the region’s largest bus operator will be introducing some new tickets from 2 January to help with any new year’s blues and encourage more people to give the bus a try.

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

News   •   Dec 24, 2019 11:19 GMT

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, welcomed hundreds of people to its special farewell bus event in Gateshead earlier this month.

Go North East gears up to boost bus capacity during Metro strike

Go North East gears up to boost bus capacity during Metro strike

News   •   Dec 18, 2019 14:30 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is gearing up to boost capacity on its services on the days of the Tyne and Wear Metro strike.

Go North East joins Sun FM in Christmas Toy Appeal

Go North East joins Sun FM in Christmas Toy Appeal

News   •   Dec 10, 2019 09:40 GMT

​The region's largest bus company, Go North East, has joined ​Sun FM in their toy appeal in the build up to Christmas.

Special event to mark hard working bus fleet bowing out after nearly 20 years

Special event to mark hard working bus fleet bowing out after nearly 20 years

News   •   Dec 09, 2019 13:04 GMT

​Local bus operator Go North East is holding a farewell event between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 15 December to mark the imminent retirement of its once large fleet of Scania L94 buses, a type that has served the North East for nearly 20 years.

Go North East partners with NE1 Can programme to showcase career opportunities to 160 students

Go North East partners with NE1 Can programme to showcase career opportunities to 160 students

News   •   Dec 05, 2019 15:49 GMT

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has welcomed 160 students from schools including Walker Riverside Academy and Percy Hedley, as part of the NE1 Can programme, to its Gateshead Riverside depot to showcase its career and apprenticeship opportunities.

Stanley Bus Station – partial stand closures from 9 December

Stanley Bus Station – partial stand closures from 9 December

News   •   Dec 02, 2019 08:46 GMT

Durham County Council are working on partially closing Stanley Bus Station after 6pm to try and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Go North East has your Christmas and New Year travel needs wrapped up

Go North East has your Christmas and New Year travel needs wrapped up

News   •   Nov 28, 2019 12:52 GMT

Go North East buses run throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day, with frequent services around the region.