Go North East invests £1.6 million in new bus fleet
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Posted: 25 September 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Go North East has invested £1.6 million in seven brand-new vehicles for its Middlesbrough to Newcastle X9/X10 services.
To help meet customer demand and improve reliability, a new timetable for the services has also been introduced to reduce delays on key routes.
“Sustainable, comfortable and efficient public transport and improved connectivity are a key part of our plans”
“This is a significant investment by Go North East, which will provide bus passengers with an enhanced service and fantastic new vehicles,” said Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen. “Sustainable, comfortable and efficient public transport and improved connectivity are a key part of our plans for the Tees Valley and I welcome the commitment shown by Go North East to supporting this and to putting passengers first and improving their journeys.”
The new buses come complete with a brand-new livery, as well as WiFi, comfortable leather seats, USB power sockets and next stop audio-visual announcements. Furthermore, the seven double deck buses are fitted with Euro 6 engines to reduce harmful emissions while providing a smoother journey.
The upper deck of the vehicles feature gaming tables, including popular casino favourites as well as snakes and ladders.
“Our X9 and X10 services have become something of an institution with local passengers, with many of them having frequented the services for many years,” added Kevin Carr, Managing Director of Go North East. “We know that nearly three quarters of them use the service for leisure purposes and nearly a quarter are commuters, so our new features and connections aim to enhance the journey experience.
“This latest investment, coupled with our recent £1.6 million spent on rolling out contactless payments, shows our commitment to providing convenient, comfortable, safe and sustainable transport in the Tess Valley and wider region.”
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