Wrightbus secure new order for StreetLite® from Reading Buses
Posted: 5 July 2011 | Wrightbus | No comments yet
Reading Buses have placed an order for six new Wrightbus StreetLite® midi buses, following a highly successful vehicle trial…
Reading Buses have placed an order for six new Wrightbus StreetLite® midi buses, following a highly successful vehicle trial.
The order, for the class-leading StreetLite® which brings new design, technology and innovation to the midi bus sector, is for six, 9.5m, single door, Wheel Forward vehicles. They will be used on three separate Reading Buses routes with the vehicles scheduled for delivery by the end of January 2012.
Each vehicle will have a maximum passenger capacity of 70, with seating for 33, and will use the highly responsive and proven Cummins 4 cylinder 160PS iSBe Euro 5 compliant engine matched to the Voith 4 speed gearbox, with integrated hydrodynamic retarder. They will feature a new, distinctive livery design, tinted windows and a six-camera CCTV system for passenger safety and comfort.
Compliant with all current and proposed EU vehicle legislation the new Wrightbus StreetLite® vehicles are fully certified to European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval and ECE Regulation 107.
“We were seriously impressed with the StreetLite® demonstrator that we had for trial and evaluation,” commented James Freeman, Chief Executive Officer, Reading Transport. “The vehicle is highly distinctive and offers our passengers an exceptional light and airy environment in which to travel, while maximising our vehicle earning capacity.”
Emphasising the looks and style of StreetLite® and its operational efficiency Wrightbus National Accounts Manager Steve Jackson said, “StreetLite continues to impress operators on vehicle trials and we are delighted that Reading Buses have decided to introduce the vehicle to its operational fleet throughout Reading and district.
“It certainly confirms our belief that operators are looking for lighter, more fuel efficient and cost effective buses that minimise whole-life vehicle costs.”
For further details on the new Wrightbus StreetLite® and the full story behind its design and development, visit www.wright-bus.com/streetlite.