Award-winning Reading Buses has placed an order for four Optare Solos. Optare celebrated the occasion with Reading Buses (pictured) earlier this month at Euro Bus Expo 2016. The Euro 6, 9.2m vehicles will serve a prestigious corporate contract from Reading Buses’ Newbury depot.
Reading Buses have one of the most modern fleets of single and double deck buses in the country. Since 2003, the operator has invested millions in over 100 new fully-accessible, ultra-low emission buses for their Premier Routes and the subsequent evolution of its network, leading to strong growth in patronage and customer satisfaction.
Martijn Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Reading Buses, commented, “The new Optare Solo’s will feature the very latest in environmentally friendly Euro 6 engine technology and a bespoke high quality interior developed in partnership with our client. The environmental performance of the Optare product will help us to continue to lower CO2 emissions and our impact on the environment in the communities we serve. Furthermore their flexible approach has allowed us to develop a vehicle which I’m sure will prove to be class leading in terms of efficiency, accessibility and customer appeal.”
Robert Drewery, Commercial Director, Optare said, “I am delighted that the ever-popular Solo model will soon be entering service with one of the greenest fleets in the UK and herald the return of Optare products to this prestigious fleet.