A government initiative which has seen single journey bus fares capped to just £2 since January 2023 has now been extended until Friday 30th June 2023.

Originally set to come to an end today (31st March), the successful initiative encourages people to save money while using a more environmentally-friendly form of transport.

Amongst the North East bus providers who are included in the scheme include Go North East, Stagecoach and Arriva. Go North East services regularly service the QE Hospital, Bensham and Blaydon, and you can find the best route for you via their journey planner tool.

Single tickets can be bought on board and will not cost more than £2. For more information on transport savings, check out our guide to financial wellbeing below.