An Optare Solo bus purchased for Shetland Islands Council

Optare Solo provides flexible transport in Shetlands

Published:  30 November, 2015

Shetlands Island Council has purchased a 9.7m Solo bus manufactured by Optare.

The Euro 5 Solo features a convertible seat arrangement between 19 seats and 3 wheelchairs or 27 seats and 1 wheelchair and will be used to support the travel needs of children with additional support needs.

Elaine Park, transport contracts and operations officer for the Shetlands Island Council said: ‘The new Solo provides a flexible approach which ideally suits our service requirements.'

Chris Hunt, business development manager at Optare, said: ‘We are delighted to be supplying more buses to the Shetland Islands Council, who know from experience that they have a robust, fuel-efficient vehicle that appeals to drivers and passengers alike.'

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