Tower Transit orders first Euro 6 StreetLites
Wrightbus has reported its first Euro 6 StreetLite order with Tower Transit taking 11 new buses to TfL specification next month.
Wrightbus says that the anticipated fuel savings of the StreetLite single-decks helped it win the order. Powered by Daimler Euro 6 engines, all 11 vehicles are 10.8m long and incorporate Tower Transit grey and green colourways throughout the interior of each of the buses, including the seating upholstery.
“We are delighted to have won not only our first ever StreetLite order from Tower Transit, but also the first Euro 6 StreetLite order into London,” says Ian Downie, sales and Customcare managing director, Wrightbus.
“The customer chose the StreetLite over other available options based upon the anticipated fuel savings, as well as the quality of the chassis. In addition, their overall confidence in the aftersales support that Wrightbus provides through our Customcare operation was also an important part of the decision-making process.”
Alan Coney, Tower Transit engineering director adds: “We already have experience of operating Wrightbuses in London with the eight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles operating the RV1 route. Based on diesel technology, the new StreetLites will provide exceptional levels of environmental performance and fuel efficiency.”
Tower Transit operates on the RV1 route in London between Tower Gateway and Covent Garden, including crossing the world-famous Tower Bridge. Tower Transit Group now employs just under 2,000 staff and operates more than 600 single- and double-deck buses from six garages in London and Cambridge.