Optare StarRider

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Optare StarRider
StarRider 1.jpg
An Optare StarRider
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Step entrance
Chassis Mercedes-Benz 811D/814D
Powertrain
Engine Mercedes Benz
Chronology

The Optare StarRider is a midibus/midicoach body that was produced by Optare between 1987 and 1994. It was based on a Mercedes-Benz 811D/814D chassis, with its body made from a steel frame with aluminium alloy and GPR exterior panels.

Operators[edit]

London Transport took 123 StarRiders, which is more than the successful CityPacer.

Replacement[edit]

It was replaced by the similar MetroRider which was based on MCW design.

Preservation[edit]

At least one StarRider, E 809 MOU, has been preserved, see picture.

Preserved Optare StarRider in Penzance in 2013

See also[edit]

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