Epsom take Optare delivery for London

Quality Line, the bus operating division of Epsom Coaches Group has taken delivery of a fleet of 12 new Optare MetroCity buses to operate along its S1 London route.

The Quality Line bus fleet is now made up of 80% Optare vehicles and the new 9.9m 2 door MetroCity buses are to full TfL specification.  This marks the largest order so far of the new MetroCity bus for Optare and the first Optare Euro 6 vehicles to enter service in London.

The twelve – strong fleet of MetroCity buses were specified with 115 kW Euro 6 Mercedes Engines, and Allison 2100 5th generation gearboxes.  

Epsom Coaches made the decision to introduce MetroCity into its fleet following a comprehensive evaluation of the model on some of its most demanding routes, which showed the vehicle to be ideally suited to intensive urban operations and to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency.

Steve Whiteway, Managing Director, Epsom Coaches, said: “Quality Line prides itself in providing high standards of customer care throughout our network of modern well-maintained buses, so the new Euro 6 MetroCity with its stylish modern look long along with easy access and a bright airy feel inside the saloon seemed like the perfect choice.”

Tim Matthews, UK Retail Sales Manager, Optare, said: “I am delighted that Epsom Coaches chose Optare once again to add to their Quality Line fleet and look forward to our continued relationship.”


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