Scotland Bus Operations
(13/06/2018, 17:38)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Certainly isn't great for Wright at all, big blow. I always think the same with Optare, but then they seem to miraculously land a large overseas order to push them along nicely. Wright not so much. 

When the other Volvo option being MCV till now, that'll be another factor to why Wright have particularly done well, being the better option.

The flop of the StreetAir for Lothian another red mark, so one wonders if these from ADL  are single or double-decker, just clicked it doesn't actually specify.

Recent news reminded me on that I never actually responded to this post.

Wrightbus wins orders for more than 200 buses
Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45760896

Like Optare, they've seemingly had success overseas too.


With reference to Lothian, I was told a few weeks ago that these vehicles would actually be a bit more interesting than one would have first thought... Apparently these Volvo/ADLs are in line to be tri-axle B8TLs, quite likely dual-door, with ADL Enviro 500 bodywork. A UK first.

Reading Buses tendered out a very similar specification to various bus builders a year or two back and nobody could deliver it, which is why they ended up with the dual-door Scania/ADLs on the purple 17 with two BCIs having also been ordered for peak-time journeys to provide extra capacity.
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First Glasgow with a unique new vehicle launch today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsbusp...1334794858
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Announcing Phase 3 of our West Lothian expansion

Lothiancountry have today, 19th October, announced afurther expansion of their network in West Lothian from the start of December. An overwhelming response from the local community and new customers has prompted the business to bring forward further network development and expansion plans to this side of the year.

https://lothiancountry.co.uk/announcing-...expansion/
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Check out @passtrans’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/passtrans/status/106...79588?s=09

Lothian new tri-axle unveiled.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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(08/11/2018, 17:13)Andreos1 Wrote: Check out @passtrans’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/passtrans/status/106...79588?s=09

Lothian new tri-axle unveiled.

Article on ADL website:
https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/n...dTSHkVpSFY
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That's fookin massive!
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9003 (SN18 CVV) was at the MetroCentre today, caught it leaving at 4pm thanks to a tip off from Ray Parnaby who I seen whilst at the MetroCentre - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...ed-public/

I was speaking to the Driver who advised me some of the new Enviro500's will go on Airlinks, 2 will be for Lothian Motor Coaches TBC with the remaining for normal service work, Driver also mentioned they'll be expanding further with the Motor Coaches also in 2019.
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Brand new Lothian Motorcoaches Mercedes Sprinter (SC68 LMC) was used for the day tour for Durham Christmas Market today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...ed-public/

I believe this is first photo of them out on tours.
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