Wright StreetDeck

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Wright StreetDeck
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Brighton & Hove Wright StreetDeck
in Eastbourne in May 2015
Overview
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 2014–present
Assembly Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Class Double-decker bus
Doors 1 or 2
Floor type Low floor
Chassis Integral
Powertrain
Engine Daimler OM934 5.1 litre 4-cylinder Euro 6[1]
Capacity 73–100[1]
Power output 231 horsepower (172 kW)[1]
Transmission Voith DIWA D854.6 four-speed
ZF EcoLife 6AP1000B six-speed[1]
Dimensions
Length 10.57 metres (34.7 ft)[1]
Width 2.52 metres (8.27 ft)[1]
Height 4.40 metres (14.4 ft)[1]
Curb weight 10.7 tonnes[1]
Chronology
Predecessor Wright Gemini 2

The Wright StreetDeck is an integral double-decker bus manufactured by Wrightbus since 2014, built as standard with a Daimler OM934 diesel engine. Hybrid-electric, full-electric and hydrogen-powered variants are also produced as of 2018.

Demonstrators and prototypes were placed in service by Arriva Derby, Arriva London, First Greater Manchester, First South Yorkshire, London Central and Transdev in Harrogate in 2014 and 2015.[2] The first production examples entered service with Brighton & Hove in 2015.[2][3][4][5]

As of June 2018, 400 StreetDecks have been built, primarily for FirstGroup and Go-Ahead Group subsidiaries in the United Kingdom.[2]

Variants[edit]

Standard StreetDeck[edit]

First South Yorkshire's demonstrator Wright StreetDeck in October 2015, showing the original-style front end fitted to the prototype vehicles
First South Yorkshire StreetDeck on the X1 Steel Link service, April 2017

The majority of StreetDecks produced have been the standard diesel variant, fitted with a Daimler OM934 5.1 litre, 4-cylinder Euro 6 diesel engine competing mainly with the Volvo B5TL and Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC. The first five prototype demonstrators to be produced were fitted with a front end similar in appearance to the outgoing Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 double-decker, before Wrightbus' new standard Stealth front end styling was fitted to production examples.

The first prototype StreetDeck entered service with Arriva Derby, built to Sapphire specification for route 38, in November 2014.[2][6] This was followed by further examples with First South Yorkshire, First Greater Manchester, Arriva London and Go North East in January 2015 and London Central in February 2015.[2]

The first order for StreetDecks was made by Brighton & Hove for 24 that entered service on the Coaster service between Brighton and Eastbourne in March and April 2015; as of June 2018, Brighton & Hove have taken delivery of 82 examples.[2][3][7]

FirstGroup have been the largest customer for the StreetDeck, taking delivery of 194 examples as of June 2018.[2] Twenty-two entered service on First South Yorkshire's new flagship X1 Steel Link service in September 2016, having entered service on route X78 from Sheffield to Doncaster in November 2015 due to delays in the opening of the Bus Rapid Transit North.[8][9]

Go-Ahead Group have been the second largest customer, with the Oxford Bus Company taking delivery of 41 StreetDecks[2] between 2015 and 2017 for its city 3 (yellow), city 5 (pink), city 8&9 (orange) and Oxford park & ride services. Go North East purchased 26 StreetDecks[2] for its Castles Express X21 and the Angel 21 services between 2016 and 2018.[10]

The first production examples for a Transport for London contractor entered service with Arriva London in July 2016 on route 340.[2][11]

StreetDeck Micro Hybrid[edit]

The StreetDeck is also available with the same Wrightbus Micro Hybrid technology as was first provided in the StreetLite single-decker. The Micro Hybrid package consists of a flywheel and regenerative braking in the bus, which provides electricity used to power the interior lights and compressed air systems, saving up to 10% in fuel costs compared to the standard diesel StreetDeck.

First Group Leeds owns a fleet of 34 StreetDeck Microhybrids in a green livery "LeedsCity" which operates mainly on the routes 1,6,28,97,X84.

StreetDeck Hybrid[edit]

First South Yorkshire Wright StreetDeck Hybrid on its first day in service in May 2018

The hybrid-electric variant of the StreetDeck was launched in 2018 alongside the Wright StreetLite Max Hybrid, with the first examples of each (including 13 StreetDeck Hybrids) entering service with First South Yorkshire in services 1a and 56 in May 2018.[2] Later that month, eight StreetDeck Hybrids also entered service on First West Yorkshire's Elland Road park & ride service in Leeds.[2][12]

StreetAir EV DF[edit]

The Wright StreetAir EV DF is an all-electric single-decker and double-decker bus, developed as the successor to the Wright Electrocity. The StreetAir is available with electricity conduction via overnight (plug-in), inductive (through the road surface) or conductive (with a pantograph) methods.[13][14] The first six StreetAirs entered service with Lothian Buses in October 2017.[15][16]

Exports[edit]

In 2018 a demonstrator was exported to Hong Kong and placed in service with Kowloon Motor Bus.[17] Five entered service in Monterrey, Mexico. Although Mexico drives on the right, they were built as right-hand drive vehicles operating on a busway with left-hand boarding.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Wright Streetdeck Wrightbus
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wright Streetdeck BusLists on the Web
  3. ^ a b New look for Wrightbus Bus & Coach Buyer 30 October 2014
  4. ^ 34 new buses to hit the streets of Brighton & Hove as company announces £6m deal The Argus 20 January 2015
  5. ^ Debut StreetDecks enter service Route One 15 April 2015
  6. ^ First StreetDeck enters service Coach & Bus Week 2 February 2015
  7. ^ "StreetDecks in Sussex" Buses issue 724 July 2015 pages 38-41
  8. ^ First launches 22 StreetDecks for Rotherham upgrade Bus & Coach Professional 22 January 2016
  9. ^ "First redeploys fleet for South Yorkshire first BRT" Buses issue 739 October 2016 page 9
  10. ^ Angel reborn for prestigious route 21 with Go North East Route One 24 January 2018
  11. ^ Ten new buses for Arriva London's recently retained route 340 Arriva London 4 August 2016
  12. ^ Leeds Park & Ride receives new Wrightbus hybrids Coach & Bus Magazine 19 June 2018
  13. ^ Wrightbus extends electric options with new 10.6m StreetAir EV DF Bus & Coach Professional 8 August 2016
  14. ^ StreetAir Bus & Coach Buyer 9 August 2016
  15. ^ First fully electric public buses in Edinburgh unveiled ahead of launch Peebles Shire News 29 September 2017
  16. ^ Lothian is first to put Wrightbus StreetAir buses on the road Route One 3 October 2017
  17. ^ "World News" Buses Worldwide issue 209 April 2018 page 45
  18. ^ Breakthrough Mexican Order for Wrightbus International Wrightbus 21 May 2018
  19. ^ "Wrightbus confirms first deliveries to Mexico" Buses issue 760 July 2018 page 20

External links[edit]

Media related to Wright StreetDeck at Wikimedia Commons