Go NE restores Newcastle link

Go North East has extended its Coaster service to re-establish a bus link to Newcastle for residents of Allerdene and Harlow Green in Gateshead. The move followed a public consultation in the local area undertaken by the Go-Ahead owned operator. The Coaster will run every 15 minutes between Whitley Bay and Gateshead, with buses then continuing every 30 minutes to Wrekenton.

Service Design Manager at Go North East, Graham Hill, said, ‘We’re really pleased to have worked in partnership with Gateshead Council and to have had the great response that we did from the residents of Harlow Green and Allerdene to the consultation. We always listen to what our customers have to say and I’m delighted we were able to respond to passenger’s feedback by providing the new link direct to Newcastle. Doing this by extending the Coaster route also offers new connections to Byker, North Shields and the coast, which I’m sure people will find handy to go to work, go shopping or have a day out at the beach.’

Pic: (LtoR) Transport and environment Portfolio holder from Gateshead Council, Cllr John McElroy and Graham Hill.

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