Friday 3 June 2016

BorderBus Trials New MetroDecker

BorderBus began trialling Optare's new MetroDecker at its Beccles base on Moor Business Park during yesterday

The Suffolk operator hopes to commence using the 11.1 metre orange demonstrator on its services from Saturday with it staying for a fortnight for evaluation purposes.

Optare launched the MetroDecker during 2014 and the delays of getting it into service were down to parent Ashok Leyland's insistence that it was thoroughly tested and not developed in the field after going into production

However, would it pass the stringent testing undertaken by fellow blogger SteveW? You can read the report on his experience and evaluation on riding with YJ65EPU HERE

The MetroDecker has recently seen use with Reading Buses, Arriva Yorkshire Tiger and the NAT Group in Cardiff and is reported to be the lightest double decker currently available in the UK

My thanks to Tim Miller for the photos which retain his copyright and to Charlie Blagg regarding Reading Buses


No comments:

Post a Comment