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StreetLite wins first big order

StreetLite wins first big order StreetLite wins first big order
The first fleet order for the Wrightbus StreetLite midi has come from First, which is to take 46 in 2011-12. The breakthrough for the StreetLite is revealed in a breakdown of the First orders, announced last month, which shows that Volvo will be supplying 224 bus chassis, all to be bodied by Wrightbus, while Alexander Dennis will deliver 159 complete buses, plus two Plaxton-bodied Volvo coaches. Orders for a further 29 buses have still to be confirmed, to give a 2011-12 total of 460 vehicles.

First says it has yet to decide who will supply the 495 buses it is ordering for 2012-13. The total order for 955 vehicles is worth around £160million.

www.firstgroup.com



First orders, 2011-12
Double-deck
Volvo B9TL/Wrightbus - 144
ADL Enviro400 - 106
Volvo B5TL/Wrightbus hybrid - 30
ADL Enviro400H hybrid -10
Total - 290

Single-deck
Volvo B7RLE/Wrightbus - 50
Wrightbus StreetLite - 46
ADL Enviro200 - 43
Total   - 139

Coach
Volvo/Plaxton  - 2

TOTAL - 431