Go North East wins CILT gold
Go North East has been named a winner at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence awards.
The Go-Ahead-owned operator fought off stiff competition from fellow finalists TfL and Reading Buses to win the award for Passenger Transport Excellence.
More than 300 guests gathered for the awards ceremony, held at the Royal Lancaster in London. The event celebrates the achievements of the logistics and transport sector.
“Everyone across Go North East has worked tirelessly to provide the best possible service to our customers in difficult times” – Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East
Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: “The last two years have been difficult for most and there has been great work done by many businesses, so to come out on top and to be recognised alongside these companies is a major honour.
“Everyone across Go North East has worked tirelessly to provide the best possible service to our customers in difficult times, so it’s brilliant that we’ve been recognised as delivering excellence in public transport.”
The awards judges said: “In recent years the whole bus industry has been affected by declining passenger numbers but in Tyne and Wear, Go North East was bucking this trend before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and in November 2020 Go North East also flipped the switch on VOLTRA – its new brand for the first fully electric zero-emission bus fleet in the North East which are capable of an all-day service on a single overnight charge, improving air quality.”