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July 2008 Go North East Photograph by
Following service changes effective Sunday 30th March 2008, this vehicle has received "Pink Panthers" branding. This brand name was first used on a fleet of Optare Solos from Chester-le-Street to operate new service D4 in Durham starting 2 October 2006. The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006. The small fleet of pink Solos were sent to Percy Main, a big user of the type at the time, and were pressed into service on services 321 and 322 from 13 January 2007. This arrangement lasted until 26 March 2007 when the North Tyneside service network was rearranged with services 307 and 319 gaining the Pink Panther brand. The service changes effective 30 March 2008 has resulted in the new service 81, operating between Cramlington and Holy Cross, being encompassed within this brand identity instead.
April 2008 Go North East Photograph by
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
July 2008 Go North East
To allow the displacement of older coaches previously used, this vehicle has now entered service at Chester-le-Street Depot within the National Express Coaching Unit. The coaches previously used will either be withdrawn and sold on, or they will remain in the fleet and see use within the Driver Training school.
July 2017 Go North East
This vehicle has received "Tyne Valley Ten" branding.
July 2017 Go North East
In line with the entry into service of new Wright Streetlites on services 2/2A; this vehicle, which was previously allocated to these services and branded as "SimpliCity", has been repainted into Go North East's corporate livery. This example carries the tagline "Our buses run 35 million miles a year - that's like going to the moon and back 72 times".
July 2009 Go North East
Previously with Go-Ahead London General as fleet number EVL52, this vehicle has been acquired by Go North East and allocated fleet number 3983. It is currently at Thornton Brothers, Ashington, undergoing a pink repaint and full refurbishment.