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Vehicle Name: Optare Solo SR

Picture of an Optare Solo SR vehicle. Image credited to Victoria T.

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The Optare Solo SR has good internal spacing for a wheelchair user to move around in. However, getting on the vehicle might be a problem due to its front wheels being in front of the door, forcing the boarding point further back. The could and has been a problem when at some bus stations as the doorways on the 'platforms' is normally aligned for a more conventional layout with the door being before the wheels. The wheelchair assistance/stopping bell is different but only by a single chime and the 'Stopping' sign being poorly illuminated in most cases. It can lower to curb level to make ramp use easier when needed. The doors have handrails on to allow for easier boarding.


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Overall Score 5
User Synth9617
Date & Time 4 November 2021 08:05
Dual Door? No
Distinct Wheelchair Bell Yes
Wheelchair Bay score 7
Wheelchair Accessibility score 6
Stopping sign score 3
Stopping bell score 3
Handrail Accessibility Score 5
Next-Stop AV Present No
Operator The logo of the operator, or its parent company Arriva


wheelchair bell is different to normal bell but only by one note. Front wheel arch causes lack of ramps space

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