Wrights streetlite

47513-20  

Back in 2013 First Group ordered 179 new StreetLites (mostly the 11.5m Max variant with some 10.8m models ordered) to work alongside the four prototype vehicles already at the company. These were delivered between summer and winter 2013. In January 2014 saw First order a further 301 StreetLites, with 274 of them featuring 'Micro Hybrid' technology. Eight of the ones without the micro hybrid technology were delivered during September 2014 to Worcester Garage. There allowed a number of Worcester based vehicles to be cascaded to Hereford Garage to allow older vehicles based there to be withdrawn. The delivery of 47520 was delayed because it was to be exhibited at the Bus and Coach show at the NEC in early November 2014. However the vehicle that was to be 47520 was diverted to First Potteries and a prototype vehicle has taken its place. Wrights had developed a light weight version of the Streetlite and First were keen to evaluate it alongside standard vehicles so it was delivered to Worcester on 29th October 2014. The vehicle finally entered service on 3rd November 2014.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

SN64CFM 47513 Wrights Streetlite B37F

 23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFO 47514 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd Oct 14 Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFP 47515 Wrights Streetlite B37F

 23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFU 47516 Wrights Streetlite B37F

23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFV 47517 Wrights Streetlite B37F

 23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFX 47518 Wrights Streetlite B37F

23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

SN64CFY 47519 Wrights Streetlite B37F

23rd Oct 14

Worcester

 First Urban

CF64CFZ 47520 Wrights Streetlite B37F

3rd Nov 14

Worcester

First Urban

63346-8,56-64  

On Friday 29th May 2015, FirstGroup announced their 2015/6 group vehicle order for 385 new buses at a cost of £77.7m. This order included 183 Wrightbus StreetLite single-deck buses, all to be built with Euro-6 engines. The Midlands business unit were allocated 22 of the vehicles 13 for Worcester and 9 for Leicester. Before the vehicles were delivered it was decided to exchange four of the Worcester single deck vehicles with four of the new double deck vehicles allocated to Leicester so Worcester would vehicles 63345–63353, and First Leicester being have 63354–63366. However during the construction there was some confusion over which vehicles were for Worcester and which were for Leicester. This meant as vehicles started to arrive from 5th December Wrights were registering the for vehicles for the following companies First Midland Red to have 63356–63362 and First Leicester to have 63345–63355 and 63363–63366. Following a review locally First decided to allocate the vehicles as follows 63345–63357 with First Leicester and 63358–63366 with First Midland Red. However as vehicles had started arriving at both Worcester and Leicester it was decided to put some vehicles into service in Worcester that would eventually be Leicester vehicles. The pressing issue being that the Enviro 300’s 67601-4 and 67631-41 needed to be transferred to First Potteries Limited in Stoke on Trent to allow non DDA compliant vehicles to be withdrawn before 1st January 2016. The first vehicle, fleet number 63356 (SM65LNO) was delivered to Worcester depot on Saturday 5th December 2015, in the new “Urban 2” livery, By Friday 11th December 2015 Worcester Depot had nine vehicles These were fleet numbers 63346–63348 which were registered First Leicester, and 63356–63361 which were registered to First Midland Red Buses Limited. On Friday 11th December 2015 63358-63360 were branded up as Worcester vehicle. Meanwhile, fleet numbers 63356 and 63357 entered service on Malvern routes without fleet names or markings. Later on that day fleet numbers 63360 and 63361 also entered service, followed by 63348, 63358 and 63359 on the next day.

Registration Number

Fleet Number

Body type

Seating Capacity

Date into Service

Current Allocation

Livery

SM65WMP 63346 Wrights Streetlite B41F

 16th Dec 15

Worcester to be Leicester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMT 63347 Wrights Streetlite B41F 16th Dec 15 Worcester to be Leicester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMU 63348 Wrights Streetlite B41F

 12th Dec 15

Worcester to be Leicester

First Urban with pink front

SM65LNO 63356 Wrights Streetlite B41F

11th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65LNP 63357 Wrights Streetlite B41F

 11th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front
SM65LNR 63358 Wrights Streetlite B41F

12th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMC 63359 Wrights Streetlite B41F

12th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMD 63360 Wrights Streetlite B41F

11th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WME 63361 Wrights Streetlite B41F

11th Dec 15

Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMF 63362 Wrights Streetlite B41F

Not yet entered service

To be Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMG 63363 Wrights Streetlite B41F

Not yet entered service

To be Worcester

First Urban with pink front

SM65WMK 63364 Wrights Streetlite B41F

Not yet entered service

To be Worcester

First Urban with pink front