GHA Coaches have added four Optare Solo and two MetroCity’s to their bus fleet. GHA Coaches are the largest independently owned bus and coach operator in North Wales & Cheshire operating 230 vehicles from 5 depots. The 6 British built Optare vehicles were ordered as part of the company’s ongoing fleet replacement programme.
The 9m Euro 5 slim line Solo SR’s seat up to 31 and will be used on the company’s network of services in Cheshire, whilst the 40 seater 10.8m MetroCity’s will be used on service 45, between Northwich and Warrington.
Stephen Bryce, General Manager at GHA Coaches, said, “We already operate a large Optare Solo and Versa fleet which these vehicles will join. We are always looking for ways to enhance our service and show our customers that the bus is not just a boring alternative to the car and these vehicles have been built to a high specification with e-leather seats and headrests, laminate effect flooring, audio and visual next stop announcements, complimentary Wi-Fi and CCTV. The styling and the manoeuvrability of the relatively new MetroCity product was particularly appealing to us and we are very eager to see how this new type of vehicle to our fleet performs alongside established products on the market.”
Steph Baker, Regional Sales Manager, Optare, said, “We are delighted to be supplying these high specification slim line Solos to GHA Coaches and also to receive an order for a further two Optare MetroCity buses due for delivery this Spring.”