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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 The service was unsuccessful and withdrawn on 31 December 2006.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.
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Prior to new branding being launched, this vehicle has been repainted into a plain pink base livery.
April 2015 Go North East
This vehicle, which carries a white base livery, has arrived into the Go North East fleet, and is currently being prepared for service at Saltmeadows Road Depot. This vehicle, and the other three in the batch, are amongst some of the final dealer stock Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini 2s available, with the majority of other dealer stock Wright bodied Volvo B9TLs now having been acquired by bus... see more
April 2014 Go North East
Following recent repaint; this vehicle has received "South Tyne" branding, with sub-branding for services 88/88A.
April 2007 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a purple cream base livery, and has also received "The Drifter" branding, for services 60 (Sunderland - Seaham - Parkside) and 61 (Sunderland - Murton).
April 2009 Go North East
This vehicle has been repainted into a plain cream base livery, also gaining a small "Coaster" logo below the windscreen in the process.