Special livery to mark 100 years of bus route

A special bus is on the roads this month to celebrate a special anniversary.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:00 am
The special livery bus to mark the 100th anniversary of the first motorbus service between North Shields and Blyth.

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first motorbus service between North Shields and Blyth later extended between Wallsend and Whitley Bay, then Newcastle.

Now, it forms part of Go North East Cobalt and Coast 309, 310 and 311 bus routes.

To mark the occasion the company has painted a double decker bus into vintage ‘Tynemouth’ colours, resembling the original company, which operated as a subsidiary of Northern General.

Stephen King, commercial director at Go North East, said: “We’re proud to have been providing bus services across the region for over 100 years and are delighted to be celebrating this centenary of our services in North Tyneside.

“Our local team, based from our Percy Main depot, work day in day out to providing modern and comfortable bus services that help connect communities, reduce congestion and improve air quality. This bus is also a celebration of their hard work.”