Wright Handybus

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Wright Handybus
Wythall Transport Museum - Dennis Dart 1995 - geograph.org.uk - 610144.jpg
West Midlands Travel Handybus bodied Dennis Dart in 1995 with flat driver's windscreen
Overview
Manufacturer Wright
Body and chassis
Doors 1
Floor type Step entrance
Chassis Dennis Dart
Leyland Swift
Powertrain
Engine Cummins B-series (Dennis Dart)

The Wright Handybus was a single-deck bus body built primarily on Dennis Dart chassis by Wright between 1990 and 1995. It was also built on a small number of Leyland Swift chassis, in which form it had a higher floorline. It has a bolted aluminium structure.

The outward styling is quite plain, with a flat front. Two alternative windscreen styles were offered; some vehicles had a single-piece flat windscreen, whilst others had two separate flat windscreens with that on the driver's side raked back, reminiscent of some 1950s single deckers.

London Buses was the first and also the largest customer, buying a fleet of nearly 200 Handybus-bodied Darts.[1] Go-Ahead Northern also bought over 80, and Ulsterbus and Citybus had 40 between them.

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Arriva Scotland West's Handybus bodied Dennis Dart in Glasgow in April 2008 with raked driver's windscreen