Wright Fusion

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Wright Fusion B10LA
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First Manchester Wright Fusion bodied Volvo B10LA at Shudehill Interchange in February 2007
Overview
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 1998/99
Assembly Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Doors 2 or 3
Floor type Low floor
Chassis Volvo B10LA
Related Wright Liberator
Powertrain
Engine Volvo
Capacity 64 seated
Chronology
Successor Wright Eclipse Fusion

The Wright Fusion was a low floor tri-axle articulated single-decker bus body built on the Volvo B10LA chassis by Wrightbus from 1998 until 1999. It was the articulated version of the Wright Liberator.

All 40 were purchased by FirstGroup for its Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester subsidiaries.[1] In October 2001, four were sent from Glasgow to First London's Greenford garage to operate a six month trial on route 207. These being (V606 GGB), (V607 GGB), (V608 GGB) and (V610 GGB) which all also operated in Bath on the University route under the 'Bright Orange Bus' brand.[2][3]

The last Wright Fusion operated in Aberdeen in 2014, with non of the 40 being preserved and all being sent for scrap.

Later Wrightbus models also used the Fusion name, but in conjunction with the name of the equivalent full-size rigid single-decker. These were the Solar Fusion on the Scania L94UA chassis, and the Eclipse Fusion on the Volvo B7LA.

References

  1. ^ Wright Fusion Bus Lists on the Web
  2. ^ London finds a flexible friend in Wrightbus Wrightbus 24 September 2002
  3. ^ Wharmby, Matthew (2016). The London Bendy Bus. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 9781783831722.

External links

Media related to Wright Fusion at Wikimedia Commons
BSicon BUS.svg Buses portal

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