Optare Esteem

a low floor single-decker bus body built by East Lancashire Coachbuilders and Optare

The Optare Esteem is a 2-axle single-decker low-floor bus body. It was built from 2006 to 2009 by East Lancashire Coachbuilders and then Darwen East Lancs and then Optare respectively.

East Lancs / Darwen / Optare Esteem
The Sussex Bus East Lancs Esteem bodied Volvo B7RLE in Brighton in September 2014
ManufacturerEast Lancashire Coachbuilders
Production2006 - 2009
Body and chassis
Doors1 or 2
Floor typeLow floor
ChassisScania N94UB
Scania N230UB
Volvo B7RLE
MAN 12.240
Alexander Dennis Dart SLF
Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
Alexander Dennis Enviro300
RelatedOptare Olympus
Optare Visionaire
Capacity33 - 43 seated
Length10.7 to 12.2 metres
Width2.52 metres
Height2.90 metres
PredecessorEast Lancs Myllennium

The body could be built on the Scania N94UB chassis (photo), Scania N230UB chassis, Volvo B7RLE chassis, MAN 12.240 chassis, Alexander Dennis Dart SLF chassis (photo), Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart chassis[1] and Alexander Dennis Enviro300 chassis (photo)).

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References change

  1. Beddall, David (2023). London's Enviro200 Buses. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-3981-0643-7. Retrieved 9 June 2023.

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