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July 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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 The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006.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.
May 2008 Go North East
This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main.
March 2008 Go North East Photograph by emdjt42
Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
April 2020 Go North East
Due to extra minibus requirements, this vehicle has been reinstated at Riverside.
April 2015 Go North East
Go North East has ordered ten Wright Streetlite DF/Wright Streetlite Micro-Hybrid vehicles for the "Red Kite" 45/46 services. Prior to the new vehicles entering service and the consequent cascade of this vehicle, it has been repainted into a plain black base livery.
April 2018 Go North East
Following temporary loan to Washington Depot, this vehicle has now been withdrawn from service.
April 2015 Go North East
Ahead of its entry into service, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain red base livery.