Optare Solo

The Optare Solo is a low-floor midibus manufactured by Optare in the United Kingdom since 1997. The name "Solo" is a play on the low-floor status of the bus, the manufacturer believing its vehicle having an entrance that is "so low" from the floor, namely 200 mm with kneeling suspension. Optare announced the end of production for the original Solo design at the beginning of 2012, but a new 2012 Optare Solo SR will be unveiled in summer 2012.

The original innovative design, featuring a front axle ahead of the entrance, gained the bus a "Millennium Product" award, along with "The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2000".

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Arriva Buses Wales - Fleet Summary
... Wright Pulsar 2 Aberystwyth (8), Bangor (12),Rhyl (12), Chester (6) and Wrexham (4) Optare Solo M880SL Optare Solo M950SL 22 Optare Solo Bangor (8), Chester (6), Rhyl (2) and ...
Stagecoach In Preston - Fleet - At Stagecoach Takeover
... with the most common vehicle as of 2008 being the Optare Solo midibus ... took over Preston Bus in 2009, the fleet comprised 47 Optare Solo midibuses bought between 2001 2009. 8 Optare Solo SR midibuses with leather seats and television screens bought in 2008 for Park Ride services ...
Arriva North West - Fleet - Fleet Summary
... Birkenhead (1), Bolton (9), Green Lane (10) and Speke (23) Optare Solo M880SL Optare Solo M970SR 41 Optare Solo Optare Solo SR Bolton (8), St Helens (20), Wythenshawe (3) and Winsford (10) Volvo B10BLE 31 ...
Preston Park And Ride - Fleet
... park and ride service is run using Optare Solo SR buses since 2011 the Walton-le-Dale service is run by hybrid Optare Versas ... Preston Bus was the first operator of Optare Solo SR buses, as eight were acquired for the Park Ride routes, five of which entered service in May 2008 ... Buses formerly used on the park and ride routes include Optare's Solo and MetroRider ...
Optare Solo - Retirement of Original Design
... On Tuesday 3 January 2012, Optare announced the end of production of the original Solo design - after some 14 years ... The Optare Solo is being retired in favour of the new look 2012 Optare Solo SR for both UK and export markets ... in 1997, more than 4,000 of the original Solo design have entered service in the UK, including exports to the USA, Western Europe and beyond ...

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