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.
September 2016 Arriva North East
This vehicle has received "Frequenta" branding, with sub-branding for service 63 (Middlesbrough - Redcar).
September 2015 Arriva North East
This vehicle has entered service at Blyth Depot, and has additionally received "Sapphire" branding with sub-branding for service 6, ahead of its impending transfer to Belmont Depot. It is thought that the allocation of this vehicle to Blyth Depot will only be temporary, whilst vehicles in Blyth's own fleet undergo repaint and refurbishment.
September 2016 Arriva North East
Following repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has entered service at Redcar Depot.
September 2016 Arriva North East
Ahead of the "Frequenta" brand being launched on service 63 at Redcar, this vehicle has been repainted into Arriva's corporate livery, minus the cowhorn. It has also been fitted with a 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcement system, as part of the "Frequenta" upgrade.