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March 2018 Arriva North East Photograph by sam buses
In order to standardise the Arriva North East and Arriva Yorkshire double-deck fleets, an exchange of Wright Eclipse Geminis is taking place. Arriva North East will lose their Volvo B5 Hybrid vehicles following the end of their Volvo maintenance contract, in exchange for more-familiar VDL DB300 examples. This vehicle has now transferred to the Arriva Yorkshire fleet.
July 2017 Arriva North East Photograph by dbp dearingbuspix
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 Photograph by neilharrison
Following the completion of repaint and refurbishment to "MAX" specification, this vehicle has returned to service at Blyth Depot.
May 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.
June 2020 Arriva North East
Arriva North East's Darlington-based bus driver Steve Foster unexpectedly died overnight on Wednesday, June 10. The 54-year-old, who had worked in the region for almost three decades, regularly drove service X1. This bus, which was once branded as "The Best One" for service X1, was regularly driven by Steve. To mark his passing, this bus has been dedicated to Steve Foster, being... see more
June 2016 Arriva North East
This vehicle has moved from Jesmond to Jesmond (Awaiting Disposal).
June 2016 Arriva North East
With the arrival of a further former Arriva London Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL at Redcar for use on the extra summer-season X93 services, this vehicle has again transferred from Redcar Depot to Ashington.
June 2018 Arriva North East
This vehicle has been repainted into the new fleet livery and refurbished internally (including renewal of seats to be re-trimmed in e-leather, as well as fitment of Wi-Fi and USB charging points). It has not yet received any sub-branding.