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TM Travel tops 100 with new Versa

TM Travel tops 100 with new Versa TM Travel tops 100 with new Versa
THIS Optare Versa which entered service with TM Travel this month takes the company’s fleet strength to over 100, making it the largest independent operator in Derbyshire. For owner and managing director Tim Watts, a key factor when choosing the Versa was the large degree of commonality with Optare’s Solo model, of which he runs 30. “Features like the power pack installation are just the same as Solo,” he says. “And this means our mechanics will be quite familiar with the Versa when they have to work on it.”

The four-cylinder MAN DO834 is TM Travel’s choice of engine for its Versa. This follows good experience of the engine in a couple of Solos delivered last year. “We’re trying to keep things as simple as possible,” Watts adds. “And the simplicity of EGR technology to achieve Euro 4 emissions standards helps us to do that.”

The 11.1 metre Versa is running on a 10-mile route between Chesterfield and Sheffield.