Anglianbus 'dual fuel' Optare Solo

Above: Anglianbus dual fuel 'gas bus' Optare Solo AU54EOA seen here at Market Gates Bus Station, Great Yarmouth on Monday 10th January 2011 (copyright to David Bell)

David has once again been on his travels and kindly sent me this interesting photograph of Anglianbus' unique dual fuel Optare Solo AU54EOA. It has been on the road for over a year now and by all accounts seems to be working well, although with the increasing popularity of hybrid electric buses I doubt the dual fuel idea will take off.

Anyone who is interested in this project and wants to know more may find this 2009 University Of East Anglia Press release interesting...