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Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - August 2018


02/08/2018, 12:32 #1
Stuartphin1639
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2817 has now been repainted into interurban livery and is on Frequenta 9/10 today

02/08/2018, 13:25 #2
Cock Robin
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(02/08/2018, 12:32)Stuartphin1639 Wrote:  2817 has now been repainted into interurban livery and is on Frequenta 9/10 today

Why not the new livery?!

(31/07/2018, 19:24)peter Wrote:  1563 was on the X4 today with a broken ticket machine - thanks Arriva for the free trip from Redcar to Saltburn! A pretty full bus too, and still all that way to go to Whitby - someone's not gonna be happy!

What happened to emergency tickets?!
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02/08/2018, 14:44 #3
Stuartphin1639
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(02/08/2018, 13:25)Cock Robin Wrote:  Why not the new livery?!


What happened to emergency tickets?!

Because that would be too simple, after looking properly it’s in Frequenta base livery

02/08/2018, 19:41 #4
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Arriva aren’t the most consistent with their liveries, I’m sure they have about 4 standard liveries (new one, Interurban, Eco Green and Arriva original). Then they have 2 Sapphire liveries as well. It would make more sense if they repainted their buses into one livery rather than different ones like GNE do with their non branded buses.


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02/08/2018, 20:36 #5
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(02/08/2018, 19:41)TEN 6083 Wrote:  Arriva aren’t the most consistent with their liveries, I’m sure they have about 4 standard liveries (new one, Interurban, Eco Green and Arriva original). Then they have 2 Sapphire liveries as well. It would make more sense if they repainted their buses into one livery rather than different ones like GNE do with their non branded buses.


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Still less liveries overall than GNE!

02/08/2018, 22:33 #6
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(02/08/2018, 19:41)TEN 6083 Wrote:  Arriva aren’t the most consistent with their liveries, I’m sure they have about 4 standard liveries (new one, Interurban, Eco Green and Arriva original). Then they have 2 Sapphire liveries as well. It would make more sense if they repainted their buses into one livery rather than different ones like GNE do with their non branded buses.


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I love having discussions on here.  Big Grin 

As much as I like their liveries, Arriva are terrible with them - in this region especially.

The "new" Sapphire livery was launched early last year, yet there are still only two brands in the North East which have been refurbished to the new specifications (1|5|5A and X21|X22). Even these brands still have vehicles in the old livery, which is odd. I don't see how the new Sapphire livery "adds more sparkle"... the interiors of the vehicles and the general experience of to the ride in the new livery are no different from that of the old. Perhaps if the flooring texture looked realistic to sapphires, WiFi had no data limit to passengers, USB and power sockets actually worked, and the seating could be cleaned more often and easily, then the new Sapphire brand would be a huge step-up for Arriva and be worth rebranding. Sadly, this isn't the case so a pointless rebrand has come out of it.

What is Interurban - is it another name for MAX?

02/08/2018, 22:33 #7
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With the info about 2817, it seems surprising that the new Arriva livery has not been applied. Therefore, do we conclude that there are no plans to re-livery any Solos. And if so, is this down to limited life expectancy? i.e cost isn't justified?

02/08/2018, 22:51 #8
Pulsar
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(02/08/2018, 22:33)BeachBoy99 Wrote:  I love having discussions on here.  Big Grin 

As much as I like their liveries, Arriva are terrible with them - in this region especially.

The "new" Sapphire livery was launched early last year, yet there are still only two brands in the North East which have been refurbished to the new specifications (1|5|5A and X21|X22). Even these brands still have vehicles in the old livery, which is odd. I don't see how the new Sapphire livery "adds more sparkle"... the interiors of the vehicles and the general experience of to the ride in the new livery are no different from that of the old. Perhaps if the flooring texture looked realistic to sapphires, WiFi had no data limit to passengers, USB and power sockets actually worked, and the seating could be cleaned more often and easily, then the new Sapphire brand would be a huge step-up for Arriva and be worth rebranding. Sadly, this isn't the case so a pointless rebrand has come out of it.

What is Interurban - is it another name for MAX?

Interurban is not another name for MAX, It is a slightly updated version of the previous Arriva livery. The difference being that with interurban there is not a cream front.

Photo 1 - Previous Version

Photo 2 - Interurban

Both of the liveries above should now be outdated and should be being phased out but with Arriva who knows. 2817 being painted into the frequenta base (which is interurban without the painted cream horn) suggests that maybe these buses will not receive the new standard livery before the end of their lives and 2817 was done to better match the rest. As always with Arriva I feel its just a guessing game as buses such as 1924 get the new livery but 7524 - 7528 remain in the old livery rather than matching to 7541 - 7552.

02/08/2018, 23:58 #9
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(02/08/2018, 22:51)Pulsar Wrote:  Interurban is not another name for MAX, It is a slightly updated version of the previous Arriva livery. The difference being that with interurban there is not a cream front.

Photo 1 - Previous Version

Photo 2 - Interurban

Both of the liveries above should now be outdated and should be being phased out but with Arriva who knows. 2817 being painted into the frequenta base (which is interurban without the painted cream horn) suggests that maybe these buses will not receive the new standard livery before the end of their lives and 2817 was done to better match the rest. As always with Arriva I feel its just a guessing game as buses such as 1924 get the new livery but 7524 - 7528 remain in the old livery rather than matching to 7541 - 7552.

Then there is this (not my photo)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/162237617@...80961@N05/ 
Rolleyes
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03/08/2018, 00:10 #10
Pulsar
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(02/08/2018, 23:58)NewcastleOne Wrote:  Then there is this (not my photo)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/162237617@...80961@N05/ 
Rolleyes

Yep, fleet presentation at its best  Big Grin

Fortunately that bus should soon be repainted into new livery. Plenty others could do with a branding tidy though.