Wrightbus has officially handed over a Dennis Dart based HandyBus to the London Transport Patrons’ Circle. Restored to London Buses Gold Arrow livery, the vehicle was received by Network Rail Chairman and former Managing Director of Surface Transport for TfL, Sir Peter Hendy CBE. It is destined to join the London Transport Museum’s fleet at Acton where it will be used as a live exhibit during rallies and events. The Patrons’ Circle recently toured the manufacturer’s facility in Ballymena. The HandyBus Gold Arrow restoration is part of a series of activities and events carrying the theme ‘Forward Thinking Never Ages’ to mark Wrightbus’ 70th anniversary.
MD – Sales and Customcare for Wrightbus, Ian Downie, said, ‘It was a pleasure to have Sir Peter and the other members of the Transport Patrons’ Circle visit our facility this week and we were delighted to present them with this beautifully restored midibus which dates back to 1990. It really does look superb and we believe it will be a real added attraction as a live exhibit at its new home in the museum in Acton. This is a fantastic way to start our 70th anniversary year celebrations and our theme of “Forward Thinking Never Ages” encompasses everything about Wrightbus, our buses, people and services. We look forward to having our customers and industry colleagues share in celebrating this important landmark year with us throughout 2016.’