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April 2018 Arriva North East
Following the arrival of the cascaded VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar 2 vehicles from Darlington to operate service 23 (Sunderland - Hartlepool), this vehicle has transferred from Belmont Depot to Jesmond.
April 2018 Arriva North East
Following the entry into service of the new "Sapphire" branded Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles at Darlington on services 1 and 5/5A, this vehicle has transferred from Darlington Depot to Belmont. It is expected for this vehicle to form part of the PVR of service 23, which is to be converted to "Sapphire" specification in line with services 22 and... see more
March 2018 Arriva North East
Stripped of sub-branding associated with "MAX" service 308, this vehicle has now entered service at Arriva Yorkshire's Wakefield Depot.
March 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos
In a bid to standardise the fleets at Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire, the two divisions are undertaking a swap of double-deck vehicle allocations. Arriva North East will receive further VDL DB300/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles, and will lose the entire batch of ten Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles. The exchange of vehicles suits the business needs of both divisions: it is... see more
March 2018 Arriva North East
Stripped of sub-branding associated with "MAX" service 308, this vehicle has now entered service at Arriva Yorkshire's Wakefield Depot.
March 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by martin arrand
Stripped of sub-branding associated with "MAX" service 308, this vehicle has now entered service at Arriva Yorkshire's Wakefield Depot.
March 2018 Arriva North East
In a bid to standardise the fleets at Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire, the two divisions are undertaking a swap of double-deck vehicle allocations. Arriva North East will receive further VDL DB300/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles, and will lose the entire batch of ten Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles. The exchange of vehicles suits the business needs of both divisions: it is... see more
February 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos
In a bid to standardise the fleets at Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire, the two divisions are undertaking a swap of double-deck vehicle allocations. Arriva North East will receive further VDL DB300/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles, and will lose the entire batch of ten Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles. The exchange of vehicles suits the business needs of both divisions: it is... see more
February 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos
Due to poor mechanical condition and lacklustre reliability; this vehicle has been returned to Arriva Yorkshire, where it retains the same fleet number. It was internally refurbished with e-leather seating and repainted into the new Arriva fleet livery, whilst at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
February 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by
Due to poor mechanical condition and lacklustre reliability; this vehicle has been returned to Arriva Yorkshire, where it retains the same fleet number. It was internally refurbished with e-leather seating and repainted into the new Arriva fleet livery, whilst at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
February 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by driffbus
Due to poor mechanical condition and lacklustre reliability; this vehicle has been returned to Arriva Yorkshire, where it retains the same fleet number. It was internally refurbished with e-leather seating and repainted into the new Arriva fleet livery, whilst at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
February 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by James' Bus Photos
Due to poor mechanical condition and lacklustre reliability; this vehicle has been returned to Arriva Yorkshire, where it retains the same fleet number. It was internally refurbished with e-leather seating and repainted into the new Arriva fleet livery, whilst at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
July 2017 Arriva North East
Following the arrival of Dennis Trident 2/Alexander Enviro 400 7538 (NK15 DZP) at Darlington Depot, this vehicle has been released for cascade and has transferred to Jesmond Depot. Its sub-branding for service 7 has been removed, with this vehicle acting as a spare vehicle for "Sapphire" services 43/44/45, which have recently been upgraded primarily using the recently displaced former... 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
This vehicle has received "Sapphire" branding, with sub-branding for services X21/X22 (Newbiggin - Ashington - Newcastle). This batch of vehicles is the first in the region to receive the new "Sapphire" branding, which is currently being rolled out across the Arriva UK Group.
July 2017 Arriva North East
In order to upgrade the 56/57/57A/86 group of services, this vehicle has entered service at Belmont Depot. Acting as direct replacements for the Optare Solos currently allocated to these services, the displaced minibuses are expected to cascade to Blyth Depot in order to allow for the withdrawal of the Mini Pointer Darts allocated to service 1.