New X-lines buses ‘is just the start’ for Go North East

Go North East launched a new standard of express buses on its X20 route on Monday (20 May).

Around 25% faster than the normal bus service, it will now give customers a direct service between Durham and Sunderland under a new ‘X-lines’ brand.

Martijn Gilbert, MD of Go North East, says: “We’re delighted to launch the first of our new high-standard X-lines buses on routes serving Sunderland and Durham.

“This is just the start of us reinvigorating, improving and investing in our network of fast and direct commuter bus links to key towns and cities across our region that are also great for shopping, leisure, onward transport connections and more.”

X-lines buses include high-back leather seats, free on-board wi-fi, USB charging points, next-stop audio-visual announcements and complimentary newspapers.

The X20 service will run up to every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday.