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Go North East takes over Arriva services in North Tyneside from Sunday 3 September

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Go North East takes over Arriva services in North Tyneside from Sunday 3 September

Go North East, the region's largest bus operator, has announced plans to take over several Arriva services currently running in North Tyneside.

Earlier this year, Arriva announced plans to stop running some of the services that it operates in Newcastle and North Tyneside, from Sunday 3 September.

In response, Go North East is stepping in to partially replace these services, joining their existing network of services in North Tyneside.

Nexus will also be funding some additional services, which Go North East will operate, using financial support from the Government’s Bus Service Improvement Plan.

The new services will operate with environmentally friendly low carbon emission Euro 6 buses, which feature free Wi-Fi and ‘next stop’ audio-visual announcements to enhance the customer experience.

Dan Graham, commercial development manager at Go North East, said: “We are delighted to be replacing the services which Arriva are no longer able to provide, from Sunday 3 September.

“These services provide key links to town centres, doctors' surgeries and hospitals, and we are stepping in to save some of these vital bus links.

“Customers will benefit from our great-value day, weekly and monthly tickets in Newcastle and North Tyneside, which are valid on all Go North East services in the area.

“Our buses will be easy to identify by their distinctive purple colour, and our drivers look forward to welcoming our new customers onboard soon."

For detailed information about the services changes, please visit New services in North Tyneside from Sunday 3 September - Go North East



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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