GNE invests £720k in new buses for X30

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Go North East has invested £720,000 in three brand-new ADL Enviro400 double-deckers for its route X30 which serves Consett, Catchgate, Annfield Plain, Stanley, Sunniside, Whickham, Dunston and Newcastle. The high-specification buses join the company’s premium brand ‘X-lines,’ with consistent standards of high-quality buses on its express services.

The new X-lines X30 buses, which were built at ADL’s Scarborough factory, will be rolled out this week and have comfortable luxury seating with mobile phone holders, free WiFi, upper-deck tables featuring wireless charging pads and at-seat USB charging points, as well as next stop audio and visual passenger information systems.

Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director at Go North East, said: “These buses represent the next round of major investments following the recent £1.8m investment we have made for the people of Newcastle, Gateshead and Whickham on our Green Arrow service. We have worked hard with the manufacturer to develop these high-specification, environmentally-friendly buses to improve the customer experience.

“These buses are packed full of new high-quality features that help raise the bar for bus travel, especially for commuters on these faster X-lines services. We hope more people will embrace public transport as it continues to get even better and enables them to play their part in helping to tackle rising congestion and improve air quality.”