GVBA 1701-1707: Mercedes-Benz Citaro, 2007, ex Connexxion in 2018. Read full text
To replace the last Berkhof Jonckheer buses, dating from 2002, GVB bought seven Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses that Connexxion had used in the Almere concession. They became redundant in December 2017 when Conenxxion left the Almere concession. These buses belonged to series 3942-4001 and were built for the Schiphol Sternet, in a red livery. In January 2014 number 3942-3950 went to Almere and became green. Number 3944 was involved in an accident in November 2017 and was scrapped. GVB took the remaining eight but 3946 had its engine blown up and finally only seven, 3942, 3943, 3945, 3947-3950 came to GVB where they received numbers 1701-1707 in that order. It took some time to repaint them and they entered service in March 2018, initially on a temporary service 313. Number 1705 entered service in Connexxion green with a few white parts with the GVB logo. Close
Picture(s) taken by Jos Nederend. Netherlands. Amsterdam. dd: 2018-03-15.