Monday, 4 July 2011
A NEW bus service aimed at making things easier for people living in Sunderland was launched today, Monday July 4th, from Go North East, and, until 9th July, passengers can try it completely free of charge.
Called “SimpliCity 36” the new service will operate on Monday to Saturday during the day and will serve people living in the Sunderland area. A brand new fleet of Optare Versas have been acquired for the route, which has a new unique livery.
The Go North East website says "There’s no need for a timetable as new buses will be along every ten minutes and passengers are also guaranteed the best prices for their journeys when they jump on board. Operator Go North East is offering to refund the difference if passengers can make the same journey cheaper with another bus operator and an extra bonus is that passengers are offered a refund guarantee if, for some reason within Go North East’s control, their journey is delayed by 20 minutes or more.
Martin Harris, Commercial Director for Go North East, said: “We’re proud of our commitment to Sunderland and Go North East’s long standing relationship with the City of Sunderland is now set to become even stronger thanks to this innovative yet simple approach. We’re confident SimpliCity 36 offers affordable and accessible services to both regular bus users and those who might want to leave the car at home and try the bus as an alternative.”
Single fares on board SimpliCity 36 £1.20 with a day saver pass offering unlimited travel at £3. A weekly saver pass is available for passengers at £10 offering big savings on individual single journeys.