Update on service changes from 24 July
Almost 9,000 people completed our service changes consultation, and we're now able to provide an update on our proposed changes.
Bus company challenges the region's car drivers to put their driving skills to the test
Have you got the ‘Bus Factor’? That's the question the region's largest bus operator, Go North East, is asking car drivers across the region as it sets out to hold a series of free to enter, fun and no obligation ‘drive a bus' obstacle course events.
Go North East’s Gateshead depot open day raises over £3,500 for Ukraine
Two Sundays on from Go North East throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a jubilee-themed community open day, and the total amount raised thanks to the generosity of those who came along has now been confirmed as an amazing £3,696.40.
Go North East supports North East Pride events in 2022
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is excited to be showing its support for the region’s Pride events in 2022.
Go North East’s Seasider express service to Whitby and Scarborough returns
The service will run on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays between 28 May and 4 September.
Bus services in and around Sunderland on SAFC's Wembley day - 21 May
As tens of thousands of Sunderland fans head to Wembley this Saturday (21 May) for the League One Play-Off Final, Go North East is expecting to carry considerably lower numbers of passengers across Wearside. To help with this and the current driver shortage, Go North East is making some tweaks to local timetables to help customers plan with more dependable journeys.
Consultation on proposed service changes
We are proposing to make some changes to services from 24 July. Please take the time to have your say in our customer consultation.
DUO – save 25% when you travel together
From Monday (16 May) we’re launching DUO, our new range of money saving tickets for two people who are travelling together.
Go North East to host open day event at Gateshead Riverside depot on 15 May
On Sunday 15 May, the region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, will be throwing open the doors at its Gateshead Riverside bus depot for a jubilee-themed community open day.
Go North East celebrates 6,185 years of combined service at 70th Long Service Awards
On Friday night, Go North East hosted its 70th Long Service Awards dinner to celebrate colleagues who had reached 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service.
Businesses get on board County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid
One business that has gone the extra mile is Go North East, which has wrapped one of its buses with Durham 2025 branding. Featuring bright colours and an eye-catching design, the bus will help to spread the word about the bid across County Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.
Go North East bus drivers visit care home to say thank you to much-loved customer
Go North East bus drivers from the company’s Deptford depot in Sunderland recently visited Donwell House Care Home in Washington to say thank you to one of its most well-known customers.
Go North East scoops gold accolade at National Express Awards
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, was recognised at the end of last month at the National Express Operator Awards, picking up the ‘Golden Spanner’ award for exceptional engineering standards.
Kids go free with Go North East this Easter
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has launched a new kids go free initiative to help make family travel even more affordable.
Easter buses – 15-18 April
Looking to get out and about over the Easter weekend? Here's our handy guide.
Go North East announces return of Toon Tour
To celebrate English Tourism Week, Go North East has announced the return of the popular Toon Tour open-top sightseeing bus from Saturday 9 April. The service will run every weekend, bank holiday and during school holidays from Saturday 9 April until Friday 27 May, then daily from Saturday 28 May until Sunday 4 September. It will then return for four further days on 17, 18, 24 and 25 September.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bus continues the region’s link with the British Monarch
Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has repainted one of its modern, low-emission Euro 6, double-decker buses in a special livery to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Go North East wins gold at prestigious awards
Go North East brought the gold back from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence on Thursday night, fighting off stiff competition from fellow finalists Transport for London and Reading Buses to win the award for Passenger Transport Excellence.
Go North East colleagues choose charities of the year, with £30,000 already donated across the region
Depot teams at Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, have chosen a charity to support at each company location, following nominations from colleagues of causes that are very close to their hearts.