Bus passengers across the north east of England will benefit from smart, multi-operator travel card called “SmartZone”.
Bus operators Go North East, Arriva and Stagecoach North East have
introduced the new multi-operator smart card which allows
travel on buses operated by all three major bus companies in Sunderland,
Newcastle and North Tyneside, providing unlimited travel from less than
£2 per day.
Regionally, this new initiative follows the launch of the South
Tyneside SmartZone scheme last December. Since then bus companies have
worked together across the country and made a multi million pound
investment to deliver smarter ticketing for millions of bus
The new SmartZone products can be loaded onto either a
StagecoachSmart Card, a Go North East Key Card and Arriva Connect Card
and will be accepted on any Stagecoach, Go North East or Arriva services
in Tyne and Wear, within the SmartZone boundaries*.
The new tickets offer unlimited travel from as little as £13.50 a
week or £52 for 4 weeks in Sunderland, £14.30 a week and £55 for 4 weeks
in North Tyneside and £14.50 a week and £56 for 4 weeks in Newcastle.