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July 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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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 The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006.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 Photograph by Matt D Williamson
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This vehicle has transferred from Deptford Depot to Percy Main.
April 2008 Go North East Photograph by Carlisle Bus Group
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Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
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.
July 2018 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service within the Special Events Fleet based at Deptford Terrace, seeing allocation to the Park & Ride services in operation for the Sunderland Tall Ships 2018 event, covering sites at Deptford Terrace, Downhill, Herrington Country Park, Fulwell and Stadium of Light.
July 2011 Go North East
This vehicle has entered service at Deptford Depot on "SimpliCity" service 36. The new service, aimed at making things easier for people living in Sunderland, launches on Monday 4th July 2017 and, until 9th July, passengers can try it completely free of charge. The company says, "there's no need for a timetable as new buses will be along every ten minutes and passengers are... see more