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Stagecoach extends night bus travel offer in Newcastle

23 Oct 2018

A local bus operator has extended the special offer on its new night time bus service in Newcastle, allowing people to make single trips for just £1 on Friday and Saturday evenings until 3am on 11 November.

Introduced by Stagecoach North East across the vibrant city in mid-September, the late-night bus service is steadily gaining popularity amongst the residents and visitors, who can now enjoy even cheaper travel and make the most of the entertainment and nightlife on offer. 

Last month the night bus service was welcomed by Councillor Arlene Ainsley, the Cabinet Member for Transport and Air Quality at Newcastle City Council, who said, “The Newcastle night buses are an excellent addition to Newcastle’s thriving night-time economy.”

“I am delighted that, after listening to customers, Stagecoach North East have introduced a service that gives residents another option for getting home safely after enjoying a night out in our city.”

Stagecoach North East introduced the late-night bus service after customer feedback.

Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East, said: “After listening to our customers and responding to their feedback in relation to night services around Newcastle, we are delighted to extend our special offer for the night bus until mid-November, providing an alternative and cheaper travel service to help Newcastle residents and visitors save money on taxi fares.

“Newcastle is an extremely popular city with a thriving restaurant, entertainment and nightlife scene and our new night service will provide affordable and frequent travel to further boost the night time economy and the city’s reputation as a great night out.

“With so many people working varying shift patterns and enjoying evenings in the city centre, this service is designed to support customers seeking value for money travel in the early hours of the weekend.”

Customers can also travel all night for just £5 with the new nightrider ticket, which can be purchased from the driver any time on Friday or Saturday and will remain valid until the last bus home.

Services include N1, N30, N39, N40 and N88, from Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street in the city centre to various corners of the city, including Jesmond, Kenton, Heaton, Walker, Byker, West Denton, Newbiggin Hall and Westerhope.

Passengers are also able to use their existing megarider and unirider tickets to travel on the night bus service, bringing more value when getting around the popular city, with unlimited travel available from £14 a week with a megarider or from just 89p per day with a North East unirider ticket.