Versatile Wright body
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• Ballymena-based coach builder Robert Wright & Son has unveiled its latest mediumsized bus which can be built on a range of chassis, including the Leyland Bus Swift, lveco Ford 79.14, Leyland Daf Road runner, Renault Dodge Commando and the Dennis Javelin.
Wright has a number of orders for the Consort, as the new body is termed. It is built using the Swiss Alusuisse system which the Northern Ireland firm introduced to Britain 10 years ago.
The new design features, says Wright, offer exceptionally low running costs, ease of repair and maintenance, low fuel consumption and long life. The Consort can be built to suit coach, stage-carriage or welfare use and complies with TRRL recommendations as well as the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee stipulations.
The Renault Dodge G10chassised version has been designed for welfare/dual-purpose work with seating for 45 and is 9,320mrn long and 2,340nun wide.
A Linwell Hide-away tail lift and low profile wheel chair track and clamps are fitted. Another welfare/dual purpose bus is available on the Swift.
A 24-seater touring coach, based on the Consort, has been built on the Iveco Ford 79.14 chassis and includes conference tables.
The Leyland Roadrtmner has been bodied as a non-PSV bus for industrial and police staff transport. It seats 30 and measures 8,047nun in length, and 2,340mm wide.