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Arriva North East: 1404 / NK09BPF | by Jimmi's Transport Photos
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Arriva North East: 1404 / NK09BPF

Arriva North East - MAX X66/X67 branded - VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2 - NK09 BPF is seen here at Darlington, Tubwell Row operating service X67 to Middlesbrough Bus Station on December 14th 2015.


1404 and 1405 were treated to a MAX refurbishment at Thornton's where they have now branded for MAX services X66/X67 between Darlington and Middlesbrough via Stockton. Following recent service changes which saw the X66 reduced to half hourly but with service X67 being introduced running via Darlington College and Hartburn rather than North Road, Harrowgate Hill and the Whinfield area that the X66 serves it saw a PVR increase of two with Stockton depot taking on both workings with 1404 and 1405 transferring from Darlington to Stockton gaining a MAX refurbishment in the process. 1407 also transferred to Stockton although it is not for MAX X66/X67 and in return Stockton sent Scania Omnicity's 4652, 4654 and 4658 in exchange where it is expected that they will be refurbished to MAX specification for services X75/X76 which run between Darlington and Barnard Castle.

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Taken on December 14, 2015