Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 1503
February 2020 Arriva North East Photograph by Peter Barclay
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Following service changes which have resulted in services X7/X8 and X9 all now interworking, this vehicle has lost its sub-branding for services X7/X8 and now carries generic 'Quick links into Newcastle' branding.
December 2015 Arriva North East
This vehicle has gained sub-branding for "MAX" services X7/X8 (Blyth - Quorum - Newcastle).
November 2015 Arriva North East
This vehicle has moved from Blyth (Under Repair) to Blyth, having returned to service following repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification.
October 2015 Arriva North East
This vehicle has moved from Blyth to Blyth (Under Repair), whilst undergoing repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification at Thornton Brothers, Ashington.
February 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.
February 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Blyth Depot.
February 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint into Arriva's corporate livery, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.
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.