Optare Solos for Gateshead

Gateshead Central Taxis have added 5 Optare Solos to their first service bus fleet. Gateshead Central Taxis have over 200 vehicles, including a 24 hour taxi fleet and the largest range of specialist wheelchair accessible vehicles in the Northeast. 

In Gateshead Taxis’ first venture into vehicles of this capacity the 9m Solo SR buses will serve multiple routes around Gateshead on behalf of Nexus. The Euro 5 buses seat up to 31.  The low entry floor combined with the front axle forward of the door allows for easy access to a fully flat lower saloon area, making these buses easily accessible for all.

Scot Ryan, Operations Manager at Gateshead Central Taxis, said, “We look forward to a long working relationship with Optare and their support through these initial stages in our new venture.”

Tim Matthews, UK Sales & National Key Account Manager, Optare, said, “We are thrilled to be supplying Gateshead Taxis with what we hope will be the first of many Optare buses.”


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