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VehicleOptare Solo M850
B26F Optare
Number1714 (VX53 OEO)
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited
New (13/10/03) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (6/9/15). Passed (6/10/15) to First Potteries Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn (5/11/16). Passed (17/11/16) to First Cymru Buses Ltd., Swansea
LocationPadmore Street depot, Worcester.
DescriptionSeen shortly after being delivered and before moving to Hereford depot to enter service.
Three new Optare Solos, fleet numbers 1713–1715, were delivered to Worcester depot on the day before the photograph. All three entered service at Hereford depot on 27th October 2003 for the new “WyeS Moves” services. A fourth example, fleet number 1716, arrived in November.
DateFriday 17th October 2003
SourcePhotograph © Lee Wigmore

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