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VehicleOptare Solo M850
B26F Optare
Number53049 (VU03 YKC)
New as fleet number 1710
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited (withdrawn)
New (2/4/03) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Passed (11/08) to Northampton Transport Ltd. (“First Northampton”), Northampton. Passed (10/10) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (c. 8/1/19). Passed (6/19) to ? (dealer)
LocationPadmore Street depot, Worcester.
DescriptionWithdrawn, awaiting disposal.
DateFriday 25th January 2019
SourcePhotograph © John Finn.
Kewelly7 on Sunday 20th February 2022
Guessing this is long gone, not long after this photo was taken?

TimBrown on Friday 25th February 2022
My records show the following; 53049 VU03 YKC OP WR 05/03 as(1710) with B26F layout, route branded for services 41/43 05/03 – by 02/07, renumbered (53049) 03/04, WDN 11/08. First Northampton (53049) 11/08. First Midland Red (53049) U reserve 10/10, WR 01/11, WDN 01/19. Unknown dealer 06/19 for scrap.

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