Wrightbus secures Arriva London e-bus order

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Arriva is already taking delivery of a batch of Electroliners, and has signed an order for more of the type for its TfL operations. WRIGHTBUS

Arriva is to take delivery of more Wrightbus Electroliners for its London operations in 2024

Wrightbus has secured a new order to deliver 34 more vehicles to Arriva in London. The StreetDeck Electroliner is already becoming a familiar sight in London, and the new buses will be rolled out to Arriva’s fleet next year, taking the total number of vehicles on order with the 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 the company’s Leicester operations. Marcos Hart, Operations Director for Arriva UK Bus, said: “We are 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.”

Wrightbus CEO Jean-Marc Gales added: “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.”