Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 7556
October 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by Cyule Buses
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Due to a decrease in passenger numbers, "MAX" service X12 no longer warrants the use of a double-deck vehicle. As such, this vehicle has transferred from Belmont Depot to Ashington, to be used primarily on "MAX" service X20.
August 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by emdjt42
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Though intended to be allocated to Ashington Depot longer-term, this vehicle has now entered service at Belmont Depot. It still retains sub-branding for services 202/203 (Leeds - Huddersfield) from its previous use at Arriva Yorkshire.
August 2018 Arriva North East
In order to standardise the Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire double-deck fleets, an exchange of these is taking place. Arriva North East will lose four of their VDL Geminis, in exchange for four ADL Enviro 400s. As such; this vehicle, previously with Arriva Yorkshire as their 1918, has arrived at Arriva North East and is now undergoing preparation for service.
May 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.
May 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint into Arriva's corporate livery, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.
May 2017 Arriva North East
Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Jesmond Depot.
May 2016 Arriva North East
Ahead of the "Frequenta" brand being launched on service 15 at Stockton, this vehicle has been repainted into Arriva's corporate livery, minus the cowhorn.