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Optare wins £7.6m Arriva orders

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Optare has won orders worth £7.6m from Arriva, for 69 single and double-deck buses for delivery during 2011.  The deal includes 16 Visionaire open-top double-deckers, based on Volvo B9TL three-axle chassis.  The Original Tour will use these on London sightseeing tours.   The firm will also take 41 Versa 11.1 metre models and 12 Solo 8.8 and 9.5 metre midibuses, all Mercedes-Benz powered, with deliveries due through to September.  "These orders come at a time when we are seeing clear signs of recovery in the UK bus market and just a few weeks into what will be an exciting year of growth for our company," said Glenn Saint, Chief Operating Officer at Optare.
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