Wright Handybus

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Wright Handybus
Wythall Transport Museum - Dennis Dart 1995 - geograph.org.uk - 610144.jpg
West Midlands Travel Handybus bodied Dennis Dart in 1995 with flat driver's windscreen
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 1990–1995
Assembly Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Step entrance
Chassis Dennis Dart
Leyland Swift
Engine Cummins B-series (Dennis Dart)
Capacity 29 to 37 seated
Length 8.5m, 9.0m and 9.8m
Width 2.52m
Height 3.02m
Successor Wright Crusader
Arriva Scotland West's Handybus bodied Dennis Dart in Glasgow in April 2008 with raked driver's windscreen

The Wright Handybus was a single-decker bus body built primarily on the lower floor Dennis Dart chassis, that form it had a lower floorline, by Wrightbus between 1990 and 1995. It was also built on a small number of the higher floor Leyland Swift chassis, in which form it had a higher floorline. It has a bolted aluminium structure with two alternative windscreen styles.

The outward styling is quite plain, with a flat front. Two alternative windscreen styles were offered; some vehicles had a single-piece flat windscreen, whilst others had two separate flat windscreens with that on the driver's side raked back, reminiscent of some 1950s single-decker buses and the Leyland Lynx.

London Buses was the first and also the largest customer, buying a fleet of nearly 200 Handybus-bodied Dennis Darts.[1] Go-Ahead Northern also bought over 80, and Ulsterbus and Citybus had 40 between them.

See also


  1. ^ Dennis Dart: the first Generation Ian's Bus Stop
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