Delta delight

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Nick Larkin reports on a former Wilts & Dorest Optare Delta rescued and restored to its original livery

Go-Ahead Manager George Cooper has superbly restored an example of one of his favourite vehicles, a Wilts & Dorset Optare Delta.

“I’ve had an interest in transport for as long as I can remember,“ said George, who joined Go-Ahead in 2013 selling tickets at Salisbury station for the Stonehenge solstice bus service, and became a casual driver for the Tourist Coaches division as an escape from University studies.

He then participated in the Go-Ahead graduate management scheme and was seconded to the mobilisation team of Go-Ahead Ireland in February 2018 becoming Commercial Manager before transferring to Go-Ahead Group head office as Commercial Insights Manager.

The restored Delta looks superb alongside the preserved Optare Spectra. GEORGE COOPER

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