Regions: Tyne and Wear
Go North East shaping the future of skilled workers
Go North East, the region's largest transport provider, is set to grow the number of apprentices employed within the company as the bus network continues to expand.
Britain's biggest-ever bus driver recruitment campaign expands to the North East as region's bus network continues to grow
Go North East, a part of The Go-Ahead Group, has expanded Britain’s biggest-ever recruitment campaign for bus drivers to cover the North East in preparation for further growth in the region’s public transport network.
The company plans to hire up to 200 drivers through its newly created Elite Bus Driver Academy. The successful applicants will operate routes in Gateshead, Durham and Tyne and Wea
Sunderland to Durham bus route set for major upgrade with faster express journeys introduced
From Sunday 28 January 2024, Go North East is making a major upgrade to its Sunderland to Durham bus routes which serve East Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, and Carrville.
Go North East will introduce a new express route, numbered X20, offering an increase of 50% in the number of buses per hour, and with journey times up to 17% faster than the current routes.
The X20 service, which will be a
Independent poll shows plunging support for bus drivers striking over 10.3% pay offer
73% of the public believe the pay offer made to Unite drivers is fair
Only 30% of people support the strike
63% sympathise most with the public impacted by the 12-week strike
Only 8% of people say they sympathise most with the driver
50% Blame Unite, 32% Blame GNE, 18% Don’t Know
The travelling public overwhelmingly oppose a 12-week strike by Go North East bus drivers and hold Unite responsi
Go North East maintains vital services as Unite lobby members to observe 12 week strike
Despite the challenges posed by a Unite strike involving drivers, Go North East is working closely with local authorities and transport bodies to ensure children can get to school and nurses can get to hospitals.
The region’s largest bus operator has confirmed that more than 80 buses will operate this week covering vital school, hospital and works services.
Services that will run include sch
Go North East bus drivers set to become highest paid in the region as bosses move to avert strike action
Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has reached a breakthrough in talks with union representatives. This would propel its drivers to the top of the regional pay league and avert a looming 12-week strike scheduled to begin on Saturday, 28 October.
Under the landmark offer hourly rates for drivers will reach £14.15. This boosts pay for drivers working a standard week by almost £2,70
LOCAL TRADE UNION REPRESENTATIVES AT GO NORTH EAST IN U-TURN FROM PAY AGREEMENT TO ALL-OUT STRIKE
Local Unite Representatives at Go North East have walked away from a settlement they themselves proposed to end the long-running pay dispute and will now take indefinite strike action.
On Tuesday, union representatives put forward a resolution that would see over 1,000 workers receive an inflation-busting 10% no strings attached pay rise, backdated to 1 July 2023, plus a guarantee of an ‘infla
Introducing the new Discovery Ticket
The region's largest bus operator, Go North East, has introduced a new 'Discovery' ticket.
Go North East supports accessibility improvements on its game-changing fleet
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is excited to be showing its support for disabled people and those with mobility needs.
Improvements to Coast Road services from Sunday 26 March
From Sunday 26 March, we will be working in partnership with Arriva North East to deliver improvements to the Coast Road 309, 310 and 311 services.
New Year cheer: £2 bus tickets for all our bus routes
From 1 January, travel by bus for just £2, thanks to £60 million Government funding to bring down the cost of single tickets until 31 March.
Bus-mad Jack launches the return of Go North East's Santa Bus for 2022
All of his Christmases came at once, as local lad Jack was given the opportunity to launch the Go North East Santa Bus for its return.
Unite strike action by engineers suspended
Following constructive talks with Unite, the planned strike action by Go North East engineers next week has been suspended.
Possible engineering strike action from 19 December
STATEMENT FROM GO NORTH EAST
To avoid any impact on the passengers who depend on us, contingency measures will be in place and our comprehensive network of bus services will continue to operate as usual.
In summer, we offered a 10% pay increase to all our staff. In September, Unite accepted this for the 1,270 drivers they represent. Unite have now decided to pursue increases of between 1
Go North East wins gold at UK Bus Awards
The region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, brought back the gold from the prestigious UK Bus Awards on Tuesday 15 November, being recognised for its marketing and communication efforts, and specifically its ‘Jobs with Real Purpose’ recruitment campaign.
Go North East looking for 100 Bus Driver Jobs as it Increases its Pay Rates
A major recruitment drive is underway at the region's largest bus operator Go North East, as it looks to recruit 100 new bus drivers over the coming weeks, as a result of new service patterns, contract wins and staff turnover.
Back to school and college travel guide
Here's our handy back to school and college travel guide, giving you all the information you need about our services, tickets and more.
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On our website and app, you can view timetables and maps for each of our services in the timetables section.
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Service changes from 3 September
We will be making some permanent and temporary changes to help provide a more reliable service, and remove the need for daily cancellations.
Go North East Chester-le-Street depot update
The Union are recommending colleagues to accept our revised offer, which will hopefully see the planned industrial action avoided.
Metro ticket acceptance on bus services in North Tyneside from 16 July
From Saturday 16 July to Friday 29 July, no trains will run in either direction between St James and Tynemouth. This is to allow the complete removal and replacement of Tanner Bank bridge, as well as vegetation and overhead power line work.