Press release -
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