Arriva North East Fleet Arriva North East's 7801
March 2018 Arriva North East
Stripped of sub-branding associated with "MAX" service 308, this vehicle has now entered service at Arriva Yorkshire's Wakefield Depot.
March 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos
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In a bid to standardise the fleets at Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire, the two divisions are undertaking a swap of double-deck vehicle allocations. Arriva North East will receive further VDL DB300/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles, and will lose the entire batch of ten Volvo B5LH/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 vehicles. The exchange of vehicles suits the business needs of both divisions: it is suggested that the Volvo maintenance contract associated with the Hybrids has expired now that the buses are 5-years old, meaning any maintenance would have had to be undertaken locally by Arriva North East, while Arriva Yorkshire are in need of more environmentally-friendly vehicles ahead of planned vehicle emissions charges being introduced as part of a 'Leeds Clean Air Zone' initiative. As such; this vehicle has now been sold to Arriva Yorkshire, where it now carries fleet number 1712.
October 2017 Arriva North East
To commemorate Remembrance Sunday, this vehicle has been fitted with poppy vinyls.
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by Gary James Mitchelhill
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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.
February 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by Matthew Jimmison
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Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Blyth Depot.
January 2017 Arriva North East
This vehicle has moved from Blyth to Blyth (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
Following repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has entered service at Belmont 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.
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.
September 2015 Arriva North East
This vehicle has gained an allover advertisement for Strongbow's Cloudy Apple cider.