New and upgraded express buses set to soar from Consett to Newcastle through red kite country

News   •   Jul 31, 2020 09:55 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is upgrading its X45, X46 and X47 services that soar through red kite country, serving Consett, Rowlands Gill, Metrocentre and Newcastle, with buses running directly up to every 10 minutes.

Open-top buses set to spread sunshine cheer and happiness

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 16:30 BST

​The day has finally come... we now have our open-top buses out running on some of our normal bus routes to spread some sunshine cheer and happiness, and fresh air upstairs, amongst the travelling public of the North East.

Go North East commits to improving air quality with further electric bus trials ahead of investment

News   •   Jul 17, 2020 14:54 BST

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is undertaking a trial of a full electric Optare MetroCity single deck bus on its services around Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Saltwell Park 53 and 54, CityLink 57 and Quaylink Q3.

Increases to some evening services from 18 and 25 July

News   •   Jul 15, 2020 15:46 BST

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

News   •   Jul 06, 2020 15:02 BST

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

News   •   Jul 03, 2020 11:50 BST

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

News   •   Jul 02, 2020 16:38 BST

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

News   •   Jul 01, 2020 13:08 BST

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

News   •   Jun 30, 2020 08:36 BST

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 saves the jobs of five engineers following collapse of National Holidays

News   •   Jun 29, 2020 08:47 BST

Four mechanics and one fourth year apprentice were all interviewed and offered positions at Go North East and have now joined the company’s workforce, bringing a wealth of further experience to an award-winning engineering team.

About Go North East

On the Go since 1913

Around 175,000 journeys are made on Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.


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