A Wright Commander operated by Arriva North West
|Assembly||Ballymena, Northern Ireland|
|Body and chassis|
|Doors||1 door (UK)
1 or 2 doors (mainland Europe)
|Floor type||Low floor
Visually and structurally, it is a larger version of the Wright Cadet. Along with the Cadet, it perpetuated the 'Classic' styling for several years after the Volvo and Scania based equivalents had been phased out.
Examples entered service in the UK between 2002 and 2007, the majority with Arriva subsidiaries. Between 2002 and 2003, 173 dual door examples were delivered to Arriva in The Netherlands, mainly operating in Rotterdam-Utrecht area.
The Commander was replaced by the Pulsar, which shares the appearance of the Eclipse and Solar. Like the Commander, the Pulsar has also been popular with Arriva and many examples have entered service across Arriva's subsidiaries.