Optare Versa

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Would you like to see Optare Versa in OMSI?


  • Total voters
    237

benhxrris

Creator of 'The Hamptons' & PT Driver for ASC
Jan 23, 2018
28
#1
Launched in 2006, at the Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham, which lead to the first order of 25 buses by Stagecoach in 2007, over 800 Optare Versa have been produced nationwide since. With its elegant design and a large sweeping front windscreen, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see this bus around my OMSI maps.

In 2010, the Versa turned Hybrid which lead to a number being purchased by Travel de Courcey, closely followed by Transport for Manchester who ordered a fleet of 68. In 2014, First York purchased a fleet of 12 fully Electric Versa to service their Park and Ride services.

Do you have Optare Versa where you are?


Image 1: Stagecoach, Blackpool
Image 2: Arriva, Surrey
Image 3: GoAhead, London
Image 4: MetroShuttle, Manchester
Image 5: Trent Barton, Nottingham
Image 6: First, York
 

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Paul.G

Well-Known Member
Sep 24, 2016
130
#2
Never been on one and don't really like the look of it but il welcome more uk buses to OMSI anyday :
 
Mar 19, 2016
200
#3
Versa's are great buses, probably the best buses from optare. The drive well, smooth gearboxes, sound nice, look good, practical and have very nice dashboards, over all i can't fault them. :)
 

W942 ULL

Veteran Member
Apr 6, 2018
459
#4
Versa's are great buses, probably the best buses from optare. The drive well, smooth gearboxes, sound nice, look good, practical and have very nice dashboards, over all i can't fault them. :)
yes thats so true went on a london united versa and i love them
 
Mar 5, 2017
52
#5
I get hybrid cumfybus versas in my local area.
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(This is my photo)
 

LeylandNationalStagecoach

Renowned and Fusioned Member
Jun 28, 2018
368
#6
Never been on one and don't really like the look of it but il welcome more uk buses to OMSI anyday :
I've been on one years a go a few times near Lulworth Cove and Wool, and I would be very happy if someone made this for OMSI 2, either as a community mod or as an official DLC.
 
May 26, 2017
114
#7
I would love for someone to build this for OMSI 2 they are the only buses that run the route near me! I love them but whoever made it would have to make sure the breaks always squeak really loud like they do! Fingers crossed someone will make a versa! Also another good bus to come with it would be the Solo!
 

The British Gamer

That guy who makes repaints
Dec 29, 2016
797
#8
It would just be nice to see more *legit* single decker buses as there are hardly any for the omsi uk community.
 

Jem

ononoki
Feb 18, 2018
94
#9
I would love them, but the ones I'm used to in London are so worn out that I would rather have a Pointer Dart to be honest.
 

Rodmorg

New Member
Jun 16, 2018
2
#10
Some previously operated in my area of Medway a few years ago for a little while but have disappeared now. They're nice but I will always prefer the Dart.
 

Rodmorg

New Member
Jun 16, 2018
2
#12
Do you know why they got rid of them?
I don't know why, but Arriva Medway down here purchased 15 of them for £120,000 each, and operated with some Darts and Wright Streetlights but all have been replaced with the new Enviro 200s sadly.
 

jonathonlawrence_316

Well-Known Member
Mar 19, 2016
200
#13
Some went to Arriva Trunbridge Wells and NEC Tonbridge (now closed) as the routes which Tunbridge Wells are better suited for the Optare Versa's such as the 6X route which now runs Enviro 200MMC's and Versa's, or the 402 or the 7. How Ever Arriva TW also transferred i think 4 Versa's maybe a few more to Arriva Guildford in return for a few extra coaches for NEC, as the 402 route was shortened so there was no longer a need for them (now they regret the transfer). They run fine and drivers love them mostly, very reliable and practical and smooth. The joys of also being a Local lad and knowing some drivers and managers :D
 

Reverseidle

*insert witty title here*
Mar 28, 2018
29
#14
They sound like they're about to take off - Amazing how much the cooling fan works, despite the bus having about as much power as a donkey that's 6 foot under :rolleyes:
 

will90

Stagecoach West Scotland
Aug 16, 2016
19
#15
Not my photo all credit to whos it is but i get a versa on the dumfries - lockerbie run most of the time
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Mar 16, 2017
65
#16
Might get flak for this, but I really don't like the styling of this, same with most other Optare buses, but any LHD buses receive my full support.

Also, as a Londoner, I've never seen one, despite the image of the 360 bus, which is kinda far from where I am. Optare buses aren't too popular in London but they're around East London I believe.
 

stc350

Pingu Penguin!
Sep 6, 2017
100
#17
Never been on one but another UK Bus is always welcome
 
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