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New buses for Ireland & UK being recalled from Wrights

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭Stephen15


    I read from the tapatalk site that Wrights are in debts amounting to £53 million in debt due to cash flow problems & a well known UK bus operator not paying their money for receiving their orders from Wrights. That could be a sure sign that the NTA will go to ADL in future with ordering the new AH's for BusConnects or they could go to Volvo unless the NI & British governments have a chance here to give Wrights a bail-out soon.

    Well the WH Streetdeck is already out of the equation in it's present form due to it's inability to run on fully electric mode. So it is between the AH and VH.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 876 ✭✭✭Lord Glentoran


    I read from the tapatalk site that Wrights are in debts amounting to £53 million in debt due to cash flow problems & a well known UK bus operator not paying their money for receiving their orders from Wrights. That could be a sure sign that the NTA will go to ADL in future with ordering the new AH's for BusConnects or they could go to Volvo unless the NI & British governments have a chance here to give Wrights a bail-out soon.

    Well they nailed themselves to Brexit so they can live or die by that. For an organisation that sold significant numbers of buses to CIE they can go do one for that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,407 ✭✭✭Trebor176


    The issues have only affected SG567 onwards, so any SG before that is fine. I think some new VWDs from Bus Eireann have also had to go back to Wrights.

    The three WH class seem to have had issues with their brakes, hence them being taken off service. I'm sure they will be back on the road. I spotted two of the three in the shed when I was passing C/Road on Friday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 759 ✭✭✭testarossa40


    So, what actually is the issue with the SGs then?? So far I've only seen vague references to interior ceiling height issues?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭Stephen15


    So, what actually is the issue with the SGs then?? So far I've only seen vague references to interior ceiling height issues?

    I don't think anyone knows for definite unless there's any DB, BE, NTA, Irish Commercials or Wrightbus employees on here


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,856 ✭✭✭✭end of the road


    Stephen15 wrote: »
    I don't think anyone knows for definite unless there's any DB, BE, NTA, Irish Commercials or Wrightbus employees on here

    irish commercials, do they provide maintenence services for one of the operators of these busses?

    shut down alcohol action ireland now! end MUP today!



  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,530 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull


    irish commercials, do they provide maintenence services for one of the operators of these busses?

    They do work for all of them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭Stephen15


    irish commercials, do they provide maintenence services for one of the operators of these busses?

    They are the main dealer for Volvo Bus and Truck in Ireland and carry out warranty work Volvo's behalf for DB, GAI and BEs fleet and they would have been responsible for bringing the vehicles into the country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,856 ✭✭✭✭end of the road


    thank you both for your replies

    shut down alcohol action ireland now! end MUP today!



  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,530 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull


    Please note that all posts relating to Wrightbus going into administration have been moved to and should be posted in to the dedicated thread:
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2058018038

    - Moderator


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