Arriva North East: 4660 / NK07FZC
Arriva North East's Jesmond-based "Cross Pennine" branded Scania CN94UB/Scania Omnicity 4660 (NK07 FZC) is pictured here on Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, whilst working "Cross Pennine" service 685 to Newcastle. 13/11/16
Arriva North East has teamed up with Stagecoach, Northumberland County Council and Cumbria County Council to bring customers a brand new and improved 685 service between Newcastle, Corbridge, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton and Carlisle.
The newly branded and revamped service will offer a great range of improvements for everyone! Buses will continue run up to hourly between Newcastle and Carlisle (up to every 30 minutes between Brampton and Carlisle), but with a revised timetable to improve punctuality. The route is also being revised in Melkridge and Carlisle to minimise journey times, and following customers’ requests there will be later journeys from Newcastle on Monday to Saturday evenings. All of the buses will have a brand new livery, more comfortable high back seats and free Wi-Fi allowing customers to surf the web and check e-mails on the move.
Designed by Best Impressions, the new "Cross Pennine" brand was launched today - Sunday 13th November 2016 - in line with the revised timetable coming into effect.