Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, has been chosen to provide a fleet of 20 vehicles, together with a team of 40 drivers, to offer extra transport links for the Commonwealth Games across the city of Glasgow.
The bright red double-decker buses are being provided from the company’s depots at Sunderland, Washington, Percy Main, Stanley, Chester-le-Street and Gateshead. They set off in convoy from the firm’s new £9m depot at Riverside, next to Metrocentre, yesterday morning.
Graham Hill, service design manager at Go North East, said: “Go North East is well known across the bus industry for the quality of our operation.”
He added: “We’re delighted to be helping out at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I’m sure the vehicles and drivers from Go North East will provide fantastic service to everyone travelling in Glasgow in the next few weeks.”
Go North East operates a modern fleet of around 660 buses in Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Northumberland.