Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 7542
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by GNE 4993
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With this batch of buses having been officially unveiled at Ashington Leisure Centre by local MP Ian Lavery on July 21st 2017, this vehicle has now entered service at Ashington Depot.
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by emdjt42
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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 Photograph by Ken Weaver
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Presently unbranded; this vehicle has entered service at Jesmond Depot, on Metro Replacement service 900. To allow for work to be undertaken between Shiremoor and Regent Centre, Arriva North East has been awarded with a contract to operate Metro Replacement service 900 between these two stations. The work forms part of the £350m Metro: all change modernisation programme.
June 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by R855 PRG
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This vehicle, which carries a two-tone blue base livery, has arrived into the Arriva North East fleet. It is currently being prepared for service at Ashington Depot. Representing an investment of approximately £2.9m, this batch of vehicles have been ordered to replace the older ADL Enviro400s currently allocated to "Sapphire" services X21/X22 (Newbiggin - Ashington - Newcastle). Internally; they feature Esteban Civic V3 seating complete with e-leather, free Wi-Fi, 'Next Stop' audio-visual announcements and USB charging points.
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.
July 2016 Arriva North East
Following repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has entered service at Belmont Depot.
July 2017 Arriva North East
This vehicle has received "MAX" branding, with sub-branding for service 308 (Blyth - Whitley Bay - Coast Road - Newcastle). The combined 'up to every 7 minute' frequency with the "MAX" 306 service is promoted in the branding.
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.