Arriva 51-53: VDL-Bus DE02-FS SB200 –VDL-Berkhof Ambassador 200, 2006 Read full text
In November 2016 Arriva received four old Ambassador buses for the Zuid-Holland Noord concession as replacements for new VDL Citea that had to go back to the factory for maintenance. They originated with Veolia Brabant as their numbers 5057, 5056, 5053 and 5055. Arriva numbered them 0050-0053, though in ZHN they carry 50-53. They retained their old Brabant livery. Though they were meant to stay just a few months they remained in service. Numbers 51 and 53 were transferred temporarily to Brabant after the fire of 16 September 2017 destroyed five buses in Tilburg. They were assigned to the Tilburg and Den Bosch regions where they blends in completely with the existing 8200-series buses. On 2 October 2017 number 52 also appeared in Brabant. Around November 2017 they were returned to ZHN, but in Decemeber 2017 went to DAV.