Wrightbus
#81
RE: Wrightbus

(16 Oct 2019, 10:33 am)streetdeckfan Wrote:


I wasn't travelling in that direction, I was just wanting to go down to Tindale. Plus, I wasn't in any rush so I just waited.


A StreetDeck is a rare sight on the X21 these days, it wouldn't bother me so much if every other bus was a spare, but there was an OmniCity, OmniDekka and a B7 all in a row. Not what I would expect for an X lines service!


Bloody Hell


#82
RE: Wrightbus

(16 Oct 2019, 10:33 am)streetdeckfan Wrote:


I wasn't travelling in that direction, I was just wanting to go down to Tindale. Plus, I wasn't in any rush so I just waited.


A StreetDeck is a rare sight on the X21 these days, it wouldn't bother me so much if every other bus was a spare, but there was an OmniCity, OmniDekka and a B7 all in a row. Not what I would expect for an X lines service!



There comes a point where expectations become unrealistic. It's not like gne planned for wrightbus to go under after they'd already started re-allocating and re-painting vehicles that they expected to replace with new.


#83
RE: Wrightbus
http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2019...wrightbus/

A few green backed streetdecks can be seen in the photo. When this deal is complete we should see deliveries soon in my opinion.

#84
RE: Wrightbus
(18 Oct 2019, 4:46 pm)Stanleyone Wrote: http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2019...wrightbus/

A few green backed streetdecks can be seen in the photo. When this deal is complete we should see deliveries soon in my opinion.
Is that a dark brown dashboard or is it just my eyes?
Looks awful

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#85
RE: Wrightbus

(18 Oct 2019, 5:19 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Is that a dark brown dashboard or is it just my eyes?
Looks awful

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Yes I think it does look brown, it’s not the dash though, that’s above it. Do wonder how much of the surround will be noticeable on the finished product.


#86
RE: Wrightbus

(18 Oct 2019, 6:30 pm)Stanleyone Wrote:


Yes I think it does look brown, it’s not the dash though, that’s above it. Do wonder how much of the surround will be noticeable on the finished product.



Oh aye, so it is! I was looking at it on my phone so it all just sort of blurred together!


That might just be the raw plastic colour and it hasn't been painted yet. Wonder if it'll get painted the usual blue or grey to match the E200/E400s


#87
RE: Wrightbus
So have Wrightbus started back up then?, if so, when are we expecting the first streetdecks done?
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#88
RE: Wrightbus

(19 Oct 2019, 10:43 am)Michael Wrote: So have Wrightbus started back up then?, if so, when are we expecting the first streetdecks done?


The article suggests that it’s not back in production yet, but it won’t be long. Looks like there’s a few nearly complete so I would think it’ll only be a matter of weeks before we see the first arrivals.


#89
RE: Wrightbus
(19 Oct 2019, 11:22 am)Stanleyone Wrote:


The article suggests that it’s not back in production yet, but it won’t be long. Looks like there’s a few nearly complete so I would think it’ll only be a matter of weeks before we see the first arrivals.


Ah right thanks, Smile
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#90
RE: Wrightbus
Bamford bus company complete deal for wrightbus. 60 staff retained by administrators are transferred to new company and recruitment to commence within weeks.

#91
RE: Wrightbus

(22 Oct 2019, 4:28 pm)Stanleyone Wrote: Bamford bus company complete deal for wrightbus. 60 staff retained by administrators are transferred to new company and recruitment to commence within weeks.


"recruitment to commence within weeks" doesn't give much confidence that the virtually-complete vehicles in the factory are going to be released particularly soon .....


#92
RE: Wrightbus

(22 Oct 2019, 6:44 pm)Ianthegoon Wrote:


"recruitment to commence within weeks" doesn't give much confidence that the virtually-complete vehicles in the factory are going to be released particularly soon .....



Depends really on what those 60 staff have been working on.


#93
RE: Wrightbus
I heard that it was going to be a good month or so until the new buses were going to start arriving, so it seems to fit with the statement

#94
Wrightbus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-50143581


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#95
RE: Wrightbus

I think what really stands out, is that Bamford already had dealings with Wrightbus prior to the problems this year.


https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-...-toxic-air


According to one source... https://www.irishnews.com/news/2019/10/1...--1736870/


Quote:

He left JCB in January after 14 years to set up another company called Ryse, which provides hydrogen refuelling to buses, and had already had links with Wrightbus, with their joint venture securing a 10-year contract from Transport for London to convert 20 buses to run on hydrogen.

 

'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#96
Wrightbus
https://cbwmagazine.com/wrightbus-sale-t...confirmed/


Wrightbus sale to Bamford Bus Company confirmed


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#97
RE: Wrightbus
https://twitter.com/routeonetim/status/1...91298?s=20

#98
RE: Wrightbus
WrightBus Hydrogen offering.
http://h2bus.eu/offering.html
Additional information regarding prices are on a railuk forum (buses section)

#99
Wrightbus
https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2020-05-21/...mena-site/

Wrightbus announces 125 job losses - including 35 redundancies - at Ballymena site


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RE: Wrightbus
(24 May 2020, 7:30 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2020-05-21/...mena-site/

Wrightbus announces 125 job losses - including 35 redundancies - at Ballymena site


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I know covid 19 hasn't helped but you have to feel for Wrightbus employees for what they've been through over the past 18 months or so, I think they'll complete the current orders which are months behind now and then wind up the business.
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