Go North East return to full levels of service from 10 April
From Saturday 10 April, almost all Go North East services will be reintroduced to full levels of service in readiness for the reopening of non-essential retail and various leisure aspects from 12 April.
Go North East gears up for getting children back to school safely and securely
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is gearing up to get children back to school safely and securely from Monday 8 March.
Innovative new vaccination bus partnership aims to increase vaccination take-up in Newcastle
The region’s largest bus operator, Go North East, is now working in partnership with Newcastle GP Services (NGPS) – the GP Federation for Newcastle – Newcastle City Council and community and voluntary sector partners to provide an outreach vaccination bus in the city.
Extra antibacterial treatments and hand sanitisers on all buses as Go North East introduces further measures to protect bus users and make services even safer
Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, is taking further steps to make sure its buses are the cleanest and safest they can be during the coronavirus pandemic.
NEbus, Nexus and local authorities come together to highlight face covering message with face covering awareness week
The North East’s bus operators, working with the local authorities, have come together to highlight the importance of wearing a face covering on public transport.
Back to school safely travel guide
New safety measures, bus bubbles, extra buses and a new School Tripper bus ticket.
Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July
Following the opening of more leisure venues and working in partnership with Nexus, the evening frequencies on some services will be increased. The majority of these will increase from 18 July, with some further increases from 25 July.
Go North East celebrates NHS birthday by wearing blue and clapping at regional landmarks
Team members wore blue casual clothing in place of their usual uniform to champion NHS staff and fellow key workers, with the loudest clapping yet taking place at 5pm around the region, including some of the North East’s favourite attractions.
AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus returns from Saturday to help support business and attraction workers
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, will resume the running of its AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus from tomorrow (Saturday 4 July) to help support the opening of businesses and attractions.
Go North East adopts the sunflower lanyard scheme to help customers with hidden disabilities
Go North East is the first bus operator in the North East to join the scheme, which has also been adopted in the region for travel by rail operator LNER and Newcastle Airport, helping people with ‘hidden’ conditions such as autism, hearing loss and multiple sclerosis.
Go North East is 'Good to Go' as it achieves VisitBritain’s accreditation
As the country begins to emerge from restrictions on travel, work and shopping, Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has been accredited with ‘Good to Go’, a new UK-wide tourism industry standard and consumer mark from VisitBritain.
Weekend service increases from Saturday 4 July
From Saturday 4 July, we’ll be increasing our weekend services, whilst also maintaining the early morning key worker journeys we’ve been running, to help support the opening of more shops, pubs and some leisure businesses.
Go North East launches new flexible tickets for part-time workers and those only travelling on occasional days
The company has recognised that some workplaces are still not fully open and social distancing remains in place, so a new range of ‘Flexi 5’ tickets have been introduced to cater for the more flexible style of working the region is seeing at the moment.
New tools to help bus passengers prove a hit during COVID-19 crisis
In just two months, the new website has clocked up over one million page views despite many people being unable to travel in that period due to lockdown.
Help tackle loneliness with a Virtual Chatty Bus catch up
This week it’s Loneliness Awareness Week and we know that loneliness can affect us all at some point in our lives, particularly at times like this during the coronavirus pandemic.
New AI based technology tool helps passengers plan journeys and find space on buses
In readiness for non-essential retail starting to open from 15 June, the company has developed a 'When to Travel' tool.
Service changes from Monday 1 June
From 1 June, in line with guidance from the government, our buses will be returning to what can be considered our ‘normal’ level of service.
Go North East buses continue to operate with emergency timetables for key workers and essential journeys
Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is continuing to operate its services to emergency timetables to connect key workers and those making essential journeys.
Team members from Go North East’s Sunderland depot support local community
The team have raised around £2,500 to buy toiletries for the NHS and have set off on a number of new initiatives to further support the community.
Go North East team members create COVID-19 theatrical production and raise money for University Hospital of North Durham’s children’s ward
Team members at Go North East’s depot in Consett have created a theatrical production explaining life on the buses during lockdown and have also raised money for the Treetops Children’s Ward at University Hospital of North Durham.