1. ITV Report

Quaylink bus service to be saved after councils funding withdrawn

Photo: Go North East

The future of the Quaylink bus service has been secured by the region’s largest bus company, following funding withdrawals from Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council.

Now Go North East has stepped in to save the bus, which links the Baltic, Sage, Gateshead College and St Peter’s Basin with Newcastle city centre and Gateshead Interchange.

With all our local authorities facing a funding crisis and some considering increasing council taxes, it’s inevitable that front-line services – including those buses funded by councils – will be hit.

I’m pleased that we’ve been able to come up with a plan that will continue to provide a seven-day-a-week bus service to such an important part of Newcastle and Gateshead.

– Kevin Carr, Managing Director of Go North East