Another Solo SR for Alba

Penrith based Alba Travel has added another Optare Solo SR to its fleet for use on a new contract, the X33 Lakeland Explorer. The bus is powered by a Euro5 Mercedes-Benz OM 904LA 154bhp engine matched to an Allison 2100 Series five-speed automatic transmission. Specifications include Mobitec LED destination equipment, a reversing camera and 37 E-Leather trimmed Rescroft CT Lite seats.
Optare Sales Director, John Horn, said, ‘We’re delighted to be again supplying Alba Travel with our Solo SR model following good experience with those we supplied in 2010. This attractively styled and compact bus – and particularly the narrower SlimLine version – is well suited to the type of services that this highly regarded family firm runs in Cumbria, where roads can be quite narrow and traffic heavy during the summer months. Its easy access also makes it ideal for use by people of all levels of mobility.’

The vehicle was supplied directly by Optare.

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