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Wrightbus picks up new order London double deckers

The StreetDeck Electroliner buses, which have been manufactured by Wrightbus, will be rolled out across London next year and takes the total number of vehicles on order with the Ballymena bus operator to over 100
The StreetDeck Electroliner buses, which have been manufactured by Wrightbus, will be rolled out across London next year and takes the total number of vehicles on order with the Ballymena bus operator to over 100 The StreetDeck Electroliner buses, which have been manufactured by Wrightbus, will be rolled out across London next year and takes the total number of vehicles on order with the Ballymena bus operator to over 100

WRIGHTBUS, the company behind the world's most efficient battery electric double deck bus, has secured a multi-million pound order to deliver 34 more vehicles to Arriva in London.

The StreetDeck Electroliner buses, which are manufactured at the company's headquarters in Ballymena, will be rolled out across the capital next year and takes the total number of vehicles on order with the bus operator to over 100.

Deliveries of the Electroliner from previous orders are already under way to London, where a total of 50 will be delivered this year, with a further 24 being supplied to Leicester.

And the build programme at Wrightbus will support hundreds of new high-skilled jobs to help level up and grow the economy.

Marcos Hart, operations director for Arriva UK Bus, said: “We're delighted to once again be partnering with Wrightbus to welcome a further 34 zero-emission electric vehicles into our growing electric operation.

“These state-of-the-art, high-spec buses will arrive at our Enfield depot in early 2024 and will serve passengers on Route 279, taking our London fleet to over 100 electric vehicles across our four electrified garages.

“In addition to enhancing the onboard experience for our passengers, this investment is a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering a sustainable and environmentally friendly bus network, while supporting TfL’s long-term vision for London.”

Jean-Marc Gales, chief executive at Wrightbus, said: "Our continued partnership with Arriva is hugely significant in the drive to zero-emission public transport.

“Seeing the impact our fleet is having on communities is incredibly gratifying and we must continue to strengthen the case for further support for zero-emissions transport to ensure net zero targets are met.

“We are consistently at the forefront of zero and low-emission travel and look forward to progressing future orders with bus operators across the globe.

“We can’t wait to see even more of our buses in operation, which will help passengers enjoy comfortable and cleaner transport.”

The StreetDeck Electroliner is seen as the perfect combination of range and efficiency, maximising power and offering class-leading recharge times.

Wrightbus has been at the forefront of the movement to decarbonise public transport across the UK and Ireland with the Electroliner alongside its world-first hydrogen double deck, the StreetDeck Hydroliner.