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
Engine Mercedes Benz

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.


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


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


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

Preserved Optare StarRider in Penzance in 2013

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