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May 25 2016
By Mel Holley

Mel is the Editor at routeONE magazine. He has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

Wrights building bespoke open-topper

Wrightbus is currently building a new bespoke open-topper for a yet-to-be-named UK customer.

To be used on tourist sightseeing, it is on Volvo’s B5 chassis and the structure has been redesigned to account for the open-top section. The front section also has two opening sunroofs.

The front section has two opening sunroofs and glazed A pillar

To provide a glazed section in place of the thick A-pillar on the top deck, the frontal structure has been redesigned.

The changes also see a smaller destination screen, with a glazed area above, making the design unique in sightseeing.

Also, a special drainage system for water from the upper deck has been designed.

Details of the customer are expected to be announced shortly.

It was a nice to read about the new tourist buses that a being built for a yet to be announced UK company. I know who that bus company is, but I feel that it should have not been published until that particular Bus company had announced it. I will miss the old sightseeing Tridents that these new bus are going to replace.
George Joan-Figuerola

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