More Sapphire buses for Arriva North East

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Guests at the launch were treated to a very special ballet performance from pupils at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts to showcase the buses
Guests at the launch were treated to a very special ballet performance from pupils at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts to showcase the buses

Arriva North East announced the launch of its latest Sapphire service upgrade on routes 5/5a and X3/X4 between Teesside and Redcar and Cleveland.

A display of buses were officially unveiled in Saltburn last week by royal lookalikes Kate Middleton and Prince William who, in familiar Arriva Sapphire fashion, made sure guests enjoyed a ‘right royal welcome’. Guests were treated to a special ballet performance from pupils at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts to showcase the buses.

A total of 24 brand new Wrightbus Streetlites will be introduced to the services, providing an investment of over £4.5m. All vehicles are equipped with free WiFi, power points to charge phones and laptops, audio visual stop annuncements and E-leather covered seating.