Go North East gears up for recruitment drive at Metrocentre open day
Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is looking for new drivers to fill vacancies within its award-winning company.
On Sunday 3 October, between 10am and 2pm, the company will be holding a recruitment open day at Metrocentre Coach Park, giving any aspiring drivers the chance to get behind the wheel and test drive a bus.
No previous bus driving experience is required to become a
Bus company and car club team up with new shared mobility solution to support car-free lifestyles
North East based businesses Go North East and Co-Wheels have collaborated to launch a dynamic new flexible mobility solution which blends the best bits of using both a bus and a car when you need them.
‘Flexility’ is a new smartcard-based season ticket which enables you to use a bus for your regular journeys and still have access to a car when needed without the need to own one – making sustain
Important customer information – short notice journey cancellations
Due to a national driver shortage, reflecting labour shortages now being seen in many sectors across the country, and a short-term increase in sickness absence, we are having to make some on the day cancellations to journeys on some routes across the Go North East network.
Go North East to go ‘Inside Out’ on World Suicide Prevention Day
Tomorrow (Friday 10th September), Go North East will be showing its support for local charity If U Care Share by going ‘Inside Out’ on World Suicide Prevention Day.
Go North East launches appeal for volunteers to knit or make poppies
Go North East has launched an appeal for volunteers who can knit or make poppies for a display that will mark the centenary of Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Major fares discounts continue and no evidence of safety risks found as bus boss encourages people to get back on board public transport
Go North East has extended its summer saving fares offers, and is improving its offering even further by introducing new money saving tickets in North Tyneside, which will include journeys into Newcastle.
Groundbreaking solar-powered digital bus information arrives in Newcastle
Go North East, the region's largest bus operator, working in partnership with Newcastle City Council and UK supplier McKenna Brothers, has installed the first of three state of the art ‘e-ink’ and live talking bus stop information displays in the City.
Go North East supports the Mr Gay England and Mx Drag England finals at Alnwick Garden
In partnership with Pride Radio, Alnwick Garden billed this event as a family-friendly ‘Gay Day’, and Go North East helped by transporting to the finalists to the event which took place on Saturday.
Newcastle United season ticket holders travel free on Tyne and Wear public transport for first home game
Newcastle United fans can travel for free across Tyne and Wear, on most buses, Metro, train and Shields ferry, when travelling with a 2021-22 season ticket for the first home fixture of the season.
Better fares and revitalised buses launched across the City of Sunderland to aid the region’s recovery
Go North East has launched a new blanket fare offer with a headline maximum single fare of just £1.70 for any journey, and other offers across the region, as part of its summer saving fares campaign.
The offers cover the whole City of Sunderland area, and the bus company hopes to extend them longer term if the take up is good and more people get on board the region’s buses.
The region’s larg
Better bus fares launched across County Durham and beyond to encourage more people to use clean and safe buses as the region recovers
Go North East has launched a new blanket fare offer for those travelling around County Durham with a headline maximum single fare of just £2 for any journey, and other offers across the region, as part of its summer savings fares campaign.
Better bus fares launched across Gateshead borough and beyond to encourage more people to use clean and safe buses as the region recovers
Go North East has launched a new blanket fare offer for those travelling around Gateshead with a headline maximum single fare of just £1.70 for any journey, and other offers across the region, as part of its summer savings fares campaign.
It also hopes to extend them longer term if the take up is good enough and more people get on board the region’s buses.
The offers follow the success of Go
Summer saving fares to make getting on Go North East buses an even better option
From Monday 2 August, following the success of its £1 evening fare offer, Go North East will be introducing a range of summer saving fares to help people’s money go further and get more people back on board buses, in an effort to boost the region’s local economy.
The ticket offers are designed to offer a range of very simple headline fares with easy-to-understand fare zones that match borough a
Go North East to host open day event at Gateshead Riverside depot this Sunday
This Sunday, 25 July, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, will be throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a free entry open day event joined with the nearby Metrocentre Bus Rally.
Go North East to team up with the Great Run Company to start this year’s Great North 10k
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has teamed up with The Great Run Company to get this year’s Great North 10k underway.
Go North East backs England football team with branded buses and activities
As the England national football team look ahead to their European Championship quarter-final on Saturday, Go North East has upped its support for the team by branding three of its buses with the Saint George’s Cross and a ‘Come on England’ message.
Go North East celebrates Pride Month with sponsorship and activities
The bus company sponsored Pride Radio’s ‘What Pride Means to Me’ documentary, and a number of Go North East’s team members also provided soundbites for it.
Major expansion of Bus and Metro multi-operator ticketing to include County Durham and Northumberland, plus new smartcard season tickets in Tyne and Wear
Network One, the travel ticket covering any bus, the Metro and ferry, has been extended to include travel in County Durham and Northumberland making it easier for people to travel around the region using buses and the Tyne and Wear Metro.
100th anniversary of the first motorbus service between North Shields and Blyth
To mark the occasion the company has painted a double decker bus into vintage ‘Tynemouth’ colours, resembling the original company, which operated as a subsidiary of Northern General and is today’s Go North East.