Reays’ new hybrid Solos

Two 9.2m Optare Solo SR hybrids have been delivered to Reays Coaches of Wigton. Believed to be the first hybrids to enter service in Cumbria, they are being used on the hourly 75 Eco Hopper service between Dalston and Cotehill via Carlisle. They each feature 31 Esteban Civic V2 seats and wood effect flooring. Their power comes from Euro5 Mercedes-Benz OM904LA engines, which drives a generator to produce electricity for storage in the roof mounted capacitors.


Optare Sales supplied the vehicles.

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