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First new registration 70 plate bus hits the road

First new registration 70 plate bus hits the road

News   •   Sep 02, 2020 11:24 BST

As the clock ticked over to a new month at 00:01 on Tuesday 1st September, bus operator Go North East put into service what is believed to be the UK’s first 70 plate bus as the new registration mark period started.

Express bus routes between Middlesbrough and Newcastle set for major upgrade

Express bus routes between Middlesbrough and Newcastle set for major upgrade

News   •   Sep 02, 2020 09:48 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is set to introduce a major upgrade to its express X9 and X10 routes, that run between Middlesbrough and Newcastle via the A19, serving Stockton, Norton, Billingham, Peterlee, Dalton Park, Heworth and Gateshead.

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

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

News   •   Sep 01, 2020 08:47 BST

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.

£4.5million investment in better than ever buses for Consett

£4.5million investment in better than ever buses for Consett

News   •   Aug 28, 2020 15:02 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is making public transport in Consett better than ever, thanks to a £4.5million investment into new and refreshed, clean, safe and comfy buses.

Go North East launches new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives

Go North East launches new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives

News   •   Aug 28, 2020 10:34 BST

​The region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, is launching new, better than ever bus ticketing initiatives from September to help encourage people back onto its clean, safe and comfy buses.

Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

Get set to safely and affordably return to school by bus with new school tickets and extra buses from Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 17:03 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has launched a new ‘School Tripper’ bus ticket to help school and college students travel safely and securely.

Summer Bank Holiday Buses – 31 August 2020

Summer Bank Holiday Buses – 31 August 2020

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 09:31 BST

Most buses will run to our current Sunday timetables on Monday 31 August.

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

News   •   Aug 27, 2020 08:32 BST

A north-British built full-electric bus from manufacturer Optare has returned to Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator.

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

Further increases to services from Saturday 5 September

News   •   Aug 21, 2020 15:18 BST

We'll be making further changes to help support local shops, businesses, leisure venues, schools and colleges.

Back to school safely travel guide

Back to school safely travel guide

News   •   Aug 21, 2020 13:29 BST

New safety measures, bus bubbles, extra buses and a new School Tripper bus ticket.

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

News   •   Jul 31, 2020 09:55 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is upgrading its X45, X46 and X47 services that soar through red kite country, serving Consett, Rowlands Gill, Metrocentre and Newcastle, with buses running directly up to every 10 minutes.

Open-top buses set to spread sunshine cheer and happiness

Open-top buses set to spread sunshine cheer and happiness

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 16:30 BST

​The day has finally come... we now have our open-top buses out running on some of our normal bus routes to spread some sunshine cheer and happiness, and fresh air upstairs, amongst the travelling public of the North East.

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 14:54 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is undertaking a trial of a full electric Optare MetroCity single deck bus on its services around Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Saltwell Park 53 and 54, CityLink 57 and Quaylink Q3.

Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July

Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July

News   •   Jul 15, 2020 15:46 BST

Following the opening of more leisure venues and working in partnership with Nexus, the evening frequencies on some services will be increased. The majority of these will increase from 18 July, with some further increases from 25 July.

Go North East celebrates NHS birthday by wearing blue and clapping at regional landmarks

Go North East celebrates NHS birthday by wearing blue and clapping at regional landmarks

News   •   Jul 06, 2020 15:02 BST

Team members wore blue casual clothing in place of their usual uniform to champion NHS staff and fellow key workers, with the loudest clapping yet taking place at 5pm around the region, including some of the North East’s favourite attractions.

AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus returns from Saturday to help support business and attraction workers

AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus returns from Saturday to help support business and attraction workers

News   •   Jul 03, 2020 11:50 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, will resume the running of its AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus from tomorrow (Saturday 4 July) to help support the opening of businesses and attractions.

Go North East adopts the sunflower lanyard scheme to help customers with hidden disabilities

Go North East adopts the sunflower lanyard scheme to help customers with hidden disabilities

News   •   Jul 02, 2020 16:38 BST

Go North East is the first bus operator in the North East to join the scheme, which has also been adopted in the region for travel by rail operator LNER and Newcastle Airport, helping people with ‘hidden’ conditions such as autism, hearing loss and multiple sclerosis.

Go North East is 'Good to Go' as it achieves VisitBritain’s accreditation

Go North East is 'Good to Go' as it achieves VisitBritain’s accreditation

News   •   Jul 01, 2020 13:08 BST

As the country begins to emerge from restrictions on travel, work and shopping, Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has been accredited with ‘Good to Go’, a new UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer mark from VisitBritain.

Weekend service increases from Saturday 4 July

Weekend service increases from Saturday 4 July

News   •   Jun 30, 2020 08:36 BST

From Saturday 4 July, we’ll be increasing our weekend services, whilst also maintaining the early morning key worker journeys we’ve been running, to help support the opening of more shops, pubs and some leisure businesses.

Go North East saves the jobs of five engineers following collapse of National Holidays

Go North East saves the jobs of five engineers following collapse of National Holidays

News   •   Jun 29, 2020 08:47 BST

Four mechanics and one fourth year apprentice were all interviewed and offered positions at Go North East and have now joined the company’s workforce, bringing a wealth of further experience to an award-winning engineering team.