Nine slimline Optare Solos for First Bath

First West of England has taken delivery of nine new slimline Optare Solos for operations in Bath.

The 8.5m, slimline Optare Solos, which have 23 seats and feature seat-back USB charging points, will operate on city services, where their size and layout helps negotiate many narrow and difficult streets.

“Slimline Solos have operated on these routes for many years and capacity and compact nature make it ideal for navigating routes around Bath,” says James Freeman, managing director, First West of England. “These new-look vehicles feature the latest Euro 6 clean diesel engine as part of our commitment to improve air quality around Bath and the new branding, design and features such as USB charging are designed to encourage people out of their cars and onto the bus, reducing congestion and improving air quality in Bath.”

Robert Drewery, Optare commercial director, adds: “The compact but high capacity nature of the slimline Solo make it perfect for navigating busy and narrow streets and we are delighted that First Bath have chosen this proven Optare bus once again.”