Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 1480
February 2020 Arriva North East
This vehicle has received exhaust modifications, increasing the Euro standard of this bus from Euro 5 to Euro 6.
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by neilharrison
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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.
January 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by Mr Mildenhall
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This vehicle has moved from Jesmond (Under Repair) to Jesmond, having returned to service after being refurbished and repainted to "MAX" specification.
January 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.
February 2018 Arriva North East
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 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint into Arriva's corporate livery minus the cream cowhorn, this vehicle has returned to service at Stockton Depot.
February 2020 Arriva North East
Following service changes which have resulted in services X7/X8 and X9 all now interworking, this vehicle has lost its sub-branding for service X9 and now carries generic 'Quick links into Newcastle' branding.
February 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.