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VehicleOptare Solo M850
B26F Optare
Number53046 (VU03 YJY)
New as fleet number 1707
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited, Worcester depot
New (2/4/03) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (9/5/16). Passed (10/5/16) to First Somerset & Avon Ltd. (“First West of England”), Bristol. Passed (c. 10/16) to First South West Ltd. (“First Kernow”), Cambourne. Passed (c. 4/17) to Herdman Coaches Ltd., Three Cocks, Brecon
DescriptionWaiting time on a Service 373 to Worcester.
DateThursday 13th November 2014
SourcePhotograph by Webmaster © Adam Harber
on Saturday 13th November 2021
Anyone know if this solo is still about? 🤔

TimBrown on Sunday 14th November 2021
This is my record of 53046. I regret i don't know if Mr Herdman still owns this bus; apparently only uses it for the annual Hay Book Festival 'park and ride' service which I assume has been a casualty of the Covid 19 restrictions. Can anyone confirm? 53046 VU03 YJY OP WR 05/03 as (1707) with B26F layout, route branded for services 41/43 05/03 – 06/05, renumbered (53046) 03/04, First South West (53046) 05/16, Herdman, Clyro 05/17, WDN 06/17. Returned to service 05/18, WDN 06/18. Herdman, Clyro 05/19, WDN 06/19.

Rich82 on Sunday 14th November 2021
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Service 373 timetable dated 1st September 2014 is the Best Match for this photograph.

The Best Match is selected from the timetable database as being the timetable most likely operated by the vehicle in the photograph, based on the date of the photograph, vehicle operator, and destination route number.