Utopia Coaches have added another Optare Solo to their fleet. Established in 1994, Utopia Coaches are a family owned and run coach and bus company located in Sherburn in Elmet, just a stone’s throw away from the Optare production facility.
The Euro 5, 7.2m slim line Solo seats up to 19 and features belted seats. The bus will operate on services between York, Pontefract and Selby and was purchased to enable a more frequent timetable to be introduced.
Owen Thorpe, Owner of Utopia Coaches said, “We already have five Optare Solos in our fleet, and they have proven to be ideal for the rural nature of most parts of our service routes. The new Solo will operate on routes with a 7.5 tonne weight restricted bridge, so the Solo’s manoeuvrability, lightweight and slim line design make it perfect for operation on this route.”
Chris Hunt, Regional Sales Manager, Optare, said, “Optare are proud to be able to supply a bus with the versatility to suit a weight restricted route to an operator right on the doorstep and help support the economy in the local area in the process.”