Wright Commander

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Wright Commander
Arriva NWW Commander 1.jpg
A Wright Commander operated by Arriva North West
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 2002–2007
Assembly Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door (UK)
1 or 2 doors (mainland Europe)
Floor type Low floor
Low entry
Chassis DAF/VDL SB200
Engine Cummins ISBe
Transmission Voith
Length 12.0m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m
Successor Wright Pulsar

The Wright Commander is a low-floor single-decker bus body built by Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on the DAF/VDL SB200 chassis.


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.

See also

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