Optare Versa

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Would you like to see Optare Versa in OMSI?

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Creator of 'The Hamptons' & PT Driver for ArrivaSC
Jan 23, 2018
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



New Member
Oct 24, 2016
Ipswich Buses have a few optare versa too i'd love to have one driving around my new Ipswich map currently under development by my team at Nanny Goat Games :)

Cameron's Gaming

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Feb 14, 2017
We've recently had Versas on the X6/X7/X20 and they're very nice for their age in comparison to the far newer Solos that normally operate it.


Previously, Versas have operated round here on the 60 and 61. They seem to handle basically any route they're put on


Well-Known Member
Sep 24, 2016
Never been on one and don't really like the look of it but il welcome more uk buses to OMSI anyday :


Well-Known Member
Mar 19, 2016
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. :)
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May 26, 2017
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!


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Mar 19, 2016
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


Developing the Alton Towners map due this century!
Mar 16, 2017
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.