Six Slimline Solos for SPT

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has received delivery of six 7.2m Slimline Solos. The single deckers each have 21 Ster 6MS seats, two tip up seats and a Mercedes-Benz OM904LA Euro5 127bhp engine coupled to an Allison 1000 Series five-speed transmission. They also each have a full Actia telematics package, which monitors the vehicles’ system’s performance and provides remote diagnostics. It supports the Optare EcoDrive dashboard that measures driver performance and provides real time feedback to the driver. The package also includes an incident alert system that enables drivers to press a button so the CCTV automatically records footage onto the hard drive. The vehicles will be operated by Henderson Travel.

SPT Assistant Chief Executive, Eric Stewart, said, ‘These buses are finished to the highest standard and I’m delighted that our passengers will benefit from these excellent facilities. Their low access capability means that they can be used by people of all mobility levels and the in-built CCTV system provides great peace of mind for those on board.’

Pictured are Optare Sales Director, John Horn; MD of Henderson Travel, John Henderson; SPT Assistant Chief Executive, Eric Stewart and Regional Sales Manager, Optare, John Hartley.

The buses were supplied directly by Optare.

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