For routes on the Veluwe with lower traffic demand Syntus bought 20 Optare Solo and numbered them 5306-5325, behind the short Berkhof buses. Optare sold a number of buses in the Netherlands around this period but never became successful. Because of changing fleet requirements three buses, 5306-5308, were transferred to the ZOH concession in July/August 2011, where they received the standard white/yellow/blue Syntus livery. Number 5309 followed in January 2013 and 5310-5312 in December 2013. By that time Syntus had taken over the Twente concession from Connexxion. The new Twente concession was a meger of the Connexxion Twente and the Syntus ZOH concession. Buses 5306-5312 were renumbered 3306-3312 and received the red Twente livery. Close
Picture(s) taken by John Veerkamp. Netherland. Apeldoorn. dd: 2017-10-12.