Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has invested £720,000 in 3 brand-new, state of the art, environmentally friendly buses for its X30 route which serves Consett, Catchgate, Annfield Plain, Stanley, Sunniside, Whickham, Dunston and Newcastle.
The high-specification, state of the art, environmentally friendly buses join the company’s premium brand ‘X-lines’, with consistent standards of high-quality buses on its express services.
The new X-lines X30 buses, which were built in the north at the Scarborough factory of Alexander Dennis, will be rolled out over the next week and have all the latest mod-cons, including comfortable luxury seating with mobile phone holders, free Wi-Fi, upper-deck tables featuring wireless charging pads and at-seat USB charging points. There is also no need to worry about missing your stop, as the buses are fitted with next stop audio and visual passenger information systems.
Go North East will be launching the buses at Tanfield Railway on Sunday 10 November, along with giveaways, goodies and free coffee.
For those travelling from Consett or Stanley into Newcastle, the all zones Go Zones ticket is available for £7 a day or £25 a week when bought in advance on the Go North East app (£30 on the bus).
Additionally, anyone aged between 5 and 25 can get unlimited travel on Go North East buses for £4.50 a day and £17 a week, with those aged under 19 also having the option of travelling for just £1.20 per journey. ID is required for anyone aged or looking 16 or over.
Go North East also offer a family day ticket that covers all zones for just £12 a day – covering up to two adults and three children under 16, with a minimum of one adult and one child required.
Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director at Go North East, said: “These buses represent the next round of major investments following the recent £1.8 million investment we have made for the people of Newcastle, Gateshead and Whickham on our Green Arrow service.
“We have worked hard with the manufacturer to develop these high-specification, environmentally friendly buses to improve the customer experience.
“These buses are packed full of new high-quality features that help raise the bar buses travel, especially for commuters on these faster X-lines services. We hope more people will embrace public transport as it continues to get even better and enables them to play their part in helping to tackle rising congestion and improve air quality.”
To find out more about Go North East, visit gonortheast.co.uk.