Cyber boost for north east bus passengers

29 May 2013  •  Source: Go North East

Thousands of local bus users are receiving a cyber boost as free internet access is introduced on four popular bus routes.

Bus operator, Go North East, has invested in free on board WiFi access for customers on 48 buses on its Red Arrows, TEN, Angel and Tyne Tees Xpress services.

The free WiFi has been launched on these services in response to customer demand. The firm says more and more people are seeing the benefits of being able to surf the internet whilst on the move.

Customers can now check their emails, shop online, update their social network status or even buy their bus tickets while riding the bus.

Stephen King, marketing and sales manager at Go North East said: “We have a lot of daily interaction with our customers via Facebook and Twitter and they are telling us they love being able to make the most of their bus journeys by doing other things on their phones or tablets.”

When on board the bus, passengers just need to look for the Moovbox or CCL networks, connect and surf away.

Go North East is celebrating its centenary year having started operating buses in the region in 1913. It is the north east’s largest bus company, operating a fleet of nearly 700 buses and employing more than 2,100 people.

For more information call 0845 60 60 260, log on to www.simplygo.com or visit a Go North East travel shop at Metrocentre Interchange, Washington Galleries Interchange, Chester le Street on Front Street or North Shields on Bedford Street.

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