About Go North East

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On the Go since 1913

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.

We are proud to employ over 2,000 local people, with around 175,000 journeys made on our bus services every day which are operated by our fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches. 

By providing essential bus services Go North East helps people connect with each other and get where they want to go, enabling access to education, retail and employment.

We place great importance on partnership, adopting a collaborative approach with local governments, local communities and strategic partners, and we are committed to providing our communities with affordable and sustainable travel.

We are proud to have the highest scores for customer satisfaction according to the Bus Passenger Survey by Transport Focus.

Go North East is part of the Newcastle based Go-Ahead Group plc. Go-Ahead is one of the UK's leading public transport providers enabling more than a billion journeys each year on its bus and rail services.

We were one of the first bus operators in the UK to release open data as part of our new website which we launched in April 2020, well ahead of the Department for Transport’s open data regulations.