On the 26 April 2016, Royal British Legion launched their new Optare Metrocity. The new bus will be used for a regular shopping trip and excursion service from the Byng House Poppy Break Centre in Southport. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community; serving men and women, veterans, and their families. The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families at its Break Centres located in prime locations around the country.
The Cummins Euro 5, 11.5m Metrocity with Allison 2100 Transmission also features removable seats to give the flexibility for up to two wheelchair bays and full saloon air conditioning.
Sarah Curry, Business Manager, Byng House, said, “We have previously operated an Optare Solo which has been very reliable and proved extremely versatile. The Metrocity’s capacity and the flexibility of two wheelchair bays really attracted us to this product.”
Chris Hunt, Regional Sales Manager, Optare, said, “Optare are proud that the Royal British Legion have chosen another Optare product to operate regular shopping trips and excursions from Byng House, Poppy Break Centre.”