Docherty’s new StreetLite
Docherty’s Midland Coaches has received delivery of a 9.5m Wrightbus Micro Hybrid StreetLite. The bus is powered by a 160ps Cummins engine with a four speed Voith gearbox. Internally it has 37 seats, is fully seat belted and has a CCTV system installed. The family run business, based in Auchterarder in Perthshire has previously purchased two other StreetLites over the last few years. Its newest one is now in service on its route between Perth and Blackford.
MD for Docherty’s, Neil Docherty, said, ‘Our decision to purchase another StreetLite was based on our experience with the previous two and selecting this as the latest addition to our fleet was a natural move for us. The Micro Hybrid system offers us a potential 10% reduction in fuel consumption and savings on an anticipated 15 year operational service life and and this therefore played an important part in our selection of this new StreetLite for our fleet. The new bus has been in operation for several weeks now and is proving popular with our drivers, who have been particularly impressed with the increased visibility offered by the StreetLite. In addition to the quality of the build, so far we are very pleased with the fuel consumption and overall operational performance – our drivers like driving it and our passengers enjoying riding in it.’
Wrightbus supplied Docherty’s latest StreetLite.