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August 01 2018
By The routeone team

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Team ‘pulled together’ at
Tall Ships, Sunderland

Around 1.2m visitors flocked to the docks of Sunderland as The Tall Ships Races 2018 sailed into town – and Go North East was on hand to help those travelling to the event catch a glimpse, with specially dedicated bus services.

We supported the five-day festival of culture, with 54 vehicles transporting passengers to and from the event and over 175 team members working over the five days on dedicated park-and-ride and shuttle buses services, alongside bolstered services on our Wearside routes.

Travellers to the event were able to park-up and jump onboard a bus from Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell Quarry and Seaburn Camp.

This was a big event in Wearside’s calendar and our team all pulled together to make sure visitors could get there with ease.

Huge crowds turned out and thanks to the positivity, comradery and team spirit we had overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors. Everyone did a brilliant job.

The fleet of 55 tall ship will be travelling over 300 miles to Esbjerg in Denmark, before calling at the city of Stavanger in Norway, finishing in Harlingen in the Netherlands. In total, they will cover more than 1,000 nautical miles over three weeks.

Barry Perryman, Go North East

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