The original 'Octobus', the 51 reg Optare Solo has been with us from the start, and inspired the background colouring for our logo. It has 25 seat-belted seats and is low-floor, with a fold-out ramp, allowing easy access for all users.
With 34 seatbelted seats and 6 tip-ups, as well as a standing capacity of 25, it can carry up to 65 passengers. It is also low-floor with a fold-out ramp to allow easy access for everyone, has a wheelchair space and still has additional racking space for medium-sized luggage. Ideal for transfer to Hatston or community group hires.
53 seat touring coach
Space for 15 passengers and fiited with a microphone and speaker system, this minibus is ideal for small tours.
Lily and Daisy
We also hire 2 of the Dial-a-bus minibuses to cover breakdowns and particularly busy periods. Lily and Daisy are both minibuses with space for 15 passengers, or various numbers of passenger and wheelchair user combinations. They are excellent for smaller groups and feature tail-lifts and extra railings to make them as accessible as possible. The money we pay for renting them also generates an additional income for Dial-a-bus, helping to subsidise the other tremendous work they do.