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VehicleOptare Solo M950SL
B31F Optare
Number53207 (CN07 KZK)
New to Bebb Travel plc. (Veolia subsidiary) as fleet number 40209
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited (store)
New (7/07) to Bebb Travel plc. (Veolia subsidiary). Passed (c. 7/09) to Astons Coaches, Kempsey, Worcester. Passed (8/12) to Ensign Bus Co. Ltd. (dealer), Purfleet. Passed (9/12) to First Potteries Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn (c. 9/17). Passed (26/1/18) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester
LocationPadmore Street depot, Worcester.
DescriptionRepainted.
DateMonday 8th October 2018
SourcePhotograph by Webmaster © Adam Harber
willr7 on Tuesday 9th October 2018
Looks better! I wonder what services this will be used on?

willr7 on Tuesday 9th October 2018
Can it be used on the 31 services with the bridge restriction and the added length?

AdamH on Tuesday 9th October 2018
It is going to be fitted with seatbelts so it can be used as a spare for 53802 on the Much Marcle School contract. However, that route is inter-worked with the 676 to John Masefield School which is always busy so I think this should be used all of the time as it's bigger.

DD12 on Tuesday 9th October 2018
Thanks Adam for taking the time and trouble to photo and post this ! -- I'm very pleased that the original black OPTARE front-dash has not been painted over, AND, as all the other colours in this photo are accurate, I suggest that anyone who thinks that the front colour is "Fuchsia", they should try looking at about "one million" gardens in Britain, that have fuchsias, and then look at the photo again -- fuchsia red it is NOT. -- -- Thanks to Tim Brown, I know it's cerise or "Crayola cerise" -- look on Wikipedia ( …. and turn on "true colour" if you can !)

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