Arriva 0085-0087: VDL-Bus DE02-FS SB200 –VDL-Berkhof Ambassador 200, 2008. Read full text
For the annual Keukenhof services in March-June Arriva always needs extra buses. In 2017 it received three VDL Ambassador buses dating from 2008, ex Connexxion 4241-4243. They belonged to a large series for Connexxion buses for Utrecht province. As Connexxion lost the concession they became available. They received special “Keukenhof wrapping” for the shuttle services from the Keukenhof in Lisse to Schiphol Airport and Leiden. After the Keukenhof season ended they were stored. Beginning of September they re-appeared in the DAV concession, re-painted (not wrapped!) in standard Arriva livery. After two weeks of service in DAV they were sent to Brabant as replacement for buses destroyed by a fire on September 16, 2017. 0085 was operating from Tilburg, 0086-0087 from ‘s-Hertogenbosch. By the end of November, beginning of December 2017 they were replaced by five secondhand Mercedes-Benz Citaro LE, numbers 0741-0745.