Wrightbus receives 145 green-bus order
Wrightbus has received an order for 145 zero and low emission buses for Translink.
Representing an investment of around £66 million by the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland, the deal includes 80 battery electric buses and 20 hydrogen fuel-cell electric models. These are to be deployed between Metro in Belfast and Foyle Metro services in Derry/Londonderry. There will also be 45 low emissions buses for Ulsterbus services across Northern Ireland.
Wrightbus CEO, Buta Atwal, said: “We are delighted that the Department for Infrastructure and Translink has shown strong leadership in its commitment to reducing emissions.
“Investment in hydrogen, electric and low-emission buses, and the wider energy sector, can only be good for jobs in Northern Ireland. We have the climate and the technology to drive fundamental change here and position Northern Ireland as a world-leader. This order of 145 buses is a significant step and we are proud to work alongside Translink to achieve these goals.”
The first three hydrogen-powered double decker buses ordered earlier in the year are due to enter passenger service before the end of this year. They will only emit water – no Green House Gases or other pollutants – and are the first of their kind in Ireland.
All the new buses are due to be in service during 2021/2022.