Twenty new Wrightbus single-deckers to be deployed in capital throughout summer 2017
Tower Transit has taken delivery of 20 new Wrightbus StreetLites, which will be deployed in the capital throughout summer 2017.
This is Tower Transit’s second order for the single-decker StreetLite, following 11 of the same specification that were previously delivered. The repeat purchasing decision has been made due to the fuel savings that have been achieved by the first buses since they entered service in 2015.
Built to TfL specification, all of the StreetLites are twin-door and 10.8m in length. A total of 19 are being deployed on Lea Interchange depot’s route 236, which runs from Finsbury Park Station through to Hackney Wick – and one on Northumberland Park depot’s route W4, covering Dulwich to Duke’s Place. Each bus features a Daimler OM934 Euro 6 engine with Voith D824.6 gearbox, including integrated retarder. Electronic power assisted steering, plus stop/start engine technology is also included.
Steve Jackson, Head of Sales for Wrightbus, said: “One of the main reasons Tower Transit originally opted for the StreetLite a few years ago was based upon the anticipated fuel savings, and the fact they have ordered a further 20 based on the actual results they received shows that they were not disappointed.
“In addition, the aftersales support provided by our Customcare division was an important consideration for Tower Transit and we are pleased that they have come to us again this time for their latest order to service these busy London routes.”
Satnam Cheema, Group Engineering Director for Tower Transit, said: “We’ve been very pleased with the levels of fuel efficiency and overall environmental performance of our existing fleet of StreetLites, which has prompted this new order. They also offer our passengers a safe, comfortable ride, which is consistent with the quality of Wrightbus vehicles we’ve had over the years.”
Other features on the buses include Smartblinds, a 13-camera CCTV system, a powered ramp to the mid-door and a reversing camera.
Established in the UK in 2013, Tower Transit employs approximately 2,000 staff in the UK and operates more than 600 single and double deck buses in London and Cambridge. In Singapore, Tower Transit has about 1,000 staff and operates 26 bus routes.