Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 1496
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by Tony Kuy
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This vehicle has received "MAX" branding, with sub-branding for service 306 (Whitley Bay - Tynemouth - North Shields - Coast Road - Newcastle). The combined 'up to every 7 minute' frequency with the "MAX" 308 service is promoted in the branding.
April 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by Richard Beaumont
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Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.
April 2017 Arriva North East
This vehicle has moved from Jesmond to Jesmond (Under Repair), whilst being refurbished and repainted to "MAX" specification. It is thought that "Coastliner" services 306/308 are both being upgraded to "MAX" specification. The existing Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 allocation will be retained on service 308, but service 306 will be revised to operate with VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar 2 vehicles, with the existing "Coastliner" branded Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Max Micro-Hybrid allocation deployed elsewhere.
July 2017 Arriva North East
With this batch of buses having been officially unveiled at Ashington Leisure Centre by local MP Ian Lavery on July 21st 2017, this vehicle has now entered service at Ashington Depot.
July 2017 Arriva North East
Following the entry into service of a batch of new Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro 400MMC vehicles on "Sapphire" services X21/X22 (Newbiggin - Ashington - Newcastle), this vehicle has transferred from Ashington Depot to Belmont. Its sub-branding for services X21/X22 has been removed and as such this vehicle now carries generic "Sapphire" branding, allowing it to be allocated... see more
July 2017 Arriva North East
Following the entry into service of a batch of new Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro 400MMC vehicles on "Sapphire" services X21/X22 (Newbiggin - Ashington - Newcastle), this vehicle has transferred from Ashington Depot to Jesmond. Its sub-branding for services X21/X22 has been replaced by sub-branding for services 43/44/45. This group of services is being upgraded to replace the elderly... see more
July 2017 Arriva North East
With this batch of buses having been officially unveiled at Ashington Leisure Centre by local MP Ian Lavery on July 21st 2017, this vehicle has now entered service at Ashington Depot.