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Renowned YouTuber features region’s largest bus company and its state-of-the-art electric buses

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Renowned YouTuber features region’s largest bus company and its state-of-the-art electric buses

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has had a visit from well-known transport YouTuber, Geoff Marshall, who has an impressive audience of almost 230,000 subscribers on the popular social media channel.

Geoff recently visited Go North East to check out its electric buses that were launched just over six months ago and promising a ‘bus of the future’ travelling experience for customers.

Branded ‘Voltra’, the nine buses run on Go North East’s popular 53 and 54 routes around Newcastle and Gateshead, and are the region’s first fully-electric bus fleet in the North East.

As part of Geoff’s visit to the region, he also had a behind the scenes tour of Go North East’s Gateshead Riverside depot, offering an insight into the inner workings of one of the region’s largest employers.

To watch Geoff’s video from his visit, you can either click here or watch the embedded video below.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Go North East, said: “It was great to welcome Geoff to the North East.

“We’ve seen a great deal of him on social media before, with many of his videos receiving hundreds of thousands of views, so we were delighted to have him up here reviewing the region’s first fully-electric bus fleet and getting a look at what goes on here at Go North East.”

“We’d like to thank him once again for the visit, and we hope that you enjoy watching his video.”

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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.

Go North East
117 Queen Street
NE8 2UA Gateshead