Garelochhead Coaches, have purchased two 9.2m Euro 5, Low Carbon, Optare Solos to add to their fleet. Garelochhead Coaches has been in operation for 25 years, providing bus and coach hire services throughout Argyll and Bute.
The Mercedes Euro 5, 9.2m, Low Carbon Solos with Allison 2100 transmission seat up to 30, feature belted seats, wood effect flooring and white destination displays. The new vehicles join an existing fleet of nine Optare Solos including two Optare Solo EVs operated on behalf of SPT and were purchased for two new contracts operating between Luss &. Balmaha on the shores of Loch Lomondside.
Stuart McQueen, Managing Director, Garelochhead Coaches said, “Garelochhead Coaches have operated Solos for many years, these vehicles are of a size that permit ease of operation in both residential urban areas and more remote rural locations but still have excellent passenger capacity, which makes them perfect for the roads along our routes.”
Chris Hunt, Regional Sales Manager, Optare, said, “Garelochhead Coaches are a loyal customer of Optare and we are delighted that their great experiences of the Optare Solo have led to the decision to purchase more of these vehicles.”