First buses roll out of new Optare Sherburn assembly plant

Published:  16 February, 2012

The first buses have begun rolling out of Optare's new state-of-the-art bus assembly plant at Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire.

The first vehicle to leave the plant was an Optare Versa for delivery to Go North East, and is one of a series of 20 vehicles being acquired by the operator. Final finishing of the vehicle was carried out in Sherburn.

Progressive transfer of production from Optare's existing site at Leeds started at the beginning of August with the move of finishing shop activities and pre-delivery inspection leading to final dispatch of buses now taking place directly from the new plant. The company plans to complete the stage-by-stage relocation of production to Sherburn by mid October.

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