UK’s Unique Daimler OM936 StreetDeck tested

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Oxford Bus Company recently borrowed Go-North East’s unique Wrightbus StreetDeck with a more powerful Daimler engine for fuel and reliability trials. Richard Sharman took the opportunity to put it through its paces at the end of its trial period

The StreetDeck, or the StreetDeck Ultroliner EU6 as it was renamed from June 2021, has been a huge success for the rejuvenated Bamford Bus Company-owned Wrightbus. Not only has that success been in diesel form, but it has also acted as a platform for new hydrogen and electric options, the StreetDeck Hydroliner FCEV and the StreetDeck ElectroLiner BEV, the StreetDeck body proving itself to be a versatile design for the Northern Irish manufacturer.

5.1-litre Daimler power

Back in September 2020, Go-Ahead Group-owned Oxford Bus Company took delivery of a batch of nine NK20-registered StreetDecks originally destined for Go North East, but the implications of Covid-19 meant that all operating companies of the Go-Ahead Group had to work jointly to spread resources at a period when new vehicle deliveries were slowing. I put Daimler OM934-engined Wrightbus StreetDeck 901, NK20 EKT, through its paces and the full test drive feature can be read in issue 1439, dated 8 September 2020.

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