Wright Axcess-Ultralow

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Wright Axcess-Ultralow
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A Scania L113CRL / Wright Axcess-Ultralow operated by Arriva North West in Liverpool
Overview
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Low floor
Chassis Scania L113CRL
Powertrain
Engine Scania
Chronology

The Wright Axcess-Ultralow is a low-floor single-deck bus body built on the Scania L113CRL chassis by Wrightbus between 1995 and 1998.

History[edit]

Harrogate Coach Travel Wright Axcess-Ultralow at Wetherby Bus Station on 13 September 2010

A total of 330 were built, of which 244 were for companies owned by FirstBus/Group. These companies included Strathclyde's Buses, Yorkshire Rider, Midland Bluebird, Potteries Motor Traction and Eastern Counties.

Of the remaining 86, North Western took 34 for its Bee Line Buzz and Star Line subsidiaries, whilst Merseybus bought 20, Kentish Bus ten, Chester City Transport six, and Nottingham City Transport and Bullocks Coaches five each.

The North Western, Merseybus and Kentish Bus examples were all subsequently operated by Arriva, specifically its North West and Southern Counties divisions. Arriva have withdrawn their Axcess-Ultralow fleets with all but one example being scrapped. The one surviving example - which was new to MTL - has been preserved at the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust in Liverpool. As of 2016 all of them that do not meet DDA requirements have been withdrawn or given to another company

As of March 2015 First are down to their last thirteen Axcess-Ultralows which are in service in the Essex (4), Potteries (8) and West Yorkshire (1) divisions.[1]

The successor of the Axcess-Ultralow was the Axcess-Floline, which was based on the Scania L94UB chassis.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fleetlists". Steve White Website. Retrieved 27 March 2015.