Go North East consults on service changes
Go North East says it has analysed its network in great detail and has developed a set of proposed service changes. The alterations are intended to better fit with people’s travel patterns post-pandemic.
The Go-Ahead-owned operator is now consulting its passengers on these planned changes.
“We are now in a position where we need to look at making changes to ensure that our bus network is sustainable” – Go North East
In a message announcing the consultation, the operator said: “Work continues to rebuild passenger numbers across our network, but we’re now at the point where it’s clear some services won’t recover to the point of being viable without changes or external support.
“Given the huge changes in the way many people are working and living, including things like home working and online shopping, it is only right that services are adapted to efficiently meet new patterns of demand.
“We are now in a position where we need to look at making changes to ensure that our bus network is sustainable. We are working closely with local authorities on any possible replacement options where there are reductions in services, although noting their budget challenges.”
The survey is open until 31 May 2022, following which any changes will be implemented from 24 July 2022.