Wrightbus secures Stagecoach London order

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The StreetDeck Electroliners will be ready by the end of the year. WRIGHTBUS

Having recently favoured ADL products, Stagecoach has confirmed its first order for the Wrightbus StreetDeck Electroliner

Wrightbus has secured an order to deliver 48 zero-emission buses for Stagecoach in London. The buses will be manufactured at Wrightbus’ headquarters in Ballymena and follow a number of new orders for the firm’s zero-emission vehicles, including a £25.3 million contract to supply 117 battery-electric vehicles to First Bus.

Ian Gillott, Managing Director (Parts and Services) at Wrightbus, said: “We are delighted to announce another significant order for Wrightbus. It has been a real team effort between Wrightbus and Stagecoach to deliver this exciting deal. We can’t wait to see these buses in operation in London, which will help passengers enjoy comfortable and cleaner transport. It strengthens the reputation we have forged in the zero-emission transport sector and will help play an important part in the UK’s ambitions for decarbonisation.”

He added: “Our electric buses – the GB Kite Electroliner BEV and the StreetDeck Electroliner BEV, which is the world’s most efficient double deck battery-electric bus – are manufactured and assembled at our Ballymena factory, which means support for jobs in NI, and wider across the UK through our domestic supply chain.”

Stagecoach Engineering Director Sam Greer said: “We are pleased to be adding a further 48 zero-emission buses to our fleet in London. The investment we are making in zero emission vehicles will support our strategy to having a zero-emission bus fleet across all our operations by 2035.”

Louise Cheeseman, Transport for London’s Director of Buses, added: “With the help of partners like Wrightbus we are transforming the bus network and London’s air quality to build a better, greener city for all Londoners. By bringing these new electric buses to London, Stagecoach and Wrightbus are bringing us closer to making our fleet, already one of the largest in Europe, fully zero-emission. We’re looking forward to seeing these more comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles when they arrive later this year.”