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Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby idontknow556 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:13 pm

Hi guys, I know this is a bit late but I have noticed on Youtube that there was a video of a Wright Streetlight demonstrator operated by Transdev which was posted last year. Is Transdev intending to use midibuses in the future? Or were they demonstrators for Transdev link?
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:04 am

Transdev Sydney or Transdev Melbourne???
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby idontknow556 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:27 am

Transdev Sydney, the rego is 1KM6JH
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:36 pm

No such rego in NSW - No record of such a bus. Do you have a youtube link?

It is a Victorian registration- no record of it being in NSW.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Stonesourscotty » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 pm

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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby 1whoknows » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:25 am

This was a demonstrator unit displayed at one or two of the last bus shows. Presumably Transdev NSW were one of the many operators to try it out.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby tonyp » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:22 am

What a marvellously suitable bus to replace a train! I'm surprised they didn't use a Coaster, or even a Yaris.

It's a noisy beast, it sounds like a tank going down the street.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Tonymercury » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:50 am

tonyp wrote:What a marvellously suitable bus to replace a train! I'm surprised they didn't use a Coaster, or even a Yaris.



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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Stonesourscotty » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:34 pm

For Me. It's the worst bus wrights have ever built. closely followed by the pulsar. Midibus that feels underpowered is how i would describe them. They normally have a much a higher standard than this as evidenced by the Gemini Eclipse Meridian and Streetdeck but for me the streetlite is a underpowered solo.

By far the worst bus that's been made in Northern Ireland in my lifetime.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby tonyp » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 pm

This is reviewed here:

https://www.busnews.com.au/bus-reviews/1806-(1)/video-review-wrightbus-streetlite-wf-88m

It's interesting that it has the same rear-engine setup as the typical European low-floor bus (which it would have copied) and is described as a maintenance dream, yet on this forum a few years back I showed an identical engine photo of a European low-floor and it was described by a member of this forum as a "maintenance nightmare". I guess that must be like that stepless gangway which is OK on the lower deck of a double-decker but apparently not OK in a single-decker. Consistency in argument is a virtue, not a vice.

The reviewer obviously doesn't know what it's like to be an older or mobility-impaired person trying to get up forbidding stairs like the ones we see here, otherwise he wouldn't describe them as "easy" for older people. An endemic issue of incomprehension among many people working in the industry. Which also begs the question, if it has the vertical rear engine, why does it have steps in the gangway? It could be a stepless aisle to the rear as far as I can see.

Too much music over the external shots to form a second opinion on the external noise.

The reviewer didn't find it underpowered, but the bus was empty of course. The concept looks promising but needs smartening up.

Edit: Also just uploaded on ABC is this review of a Wrightbus double-decker:

https://www.busnews.com.au/bus-reviews/ ... deck-10-6m

A few things I could say here but it's another thread really.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Daniel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:25 pm

Look again. How does the floor/step up arrangement on a Streetlite differ from your typical B7RLE/K310UB/O500LE etc?
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby boronia » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:51 pm

39 standee pax in an 8.8m bus? Isn't that a little bit squeezy?
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby tonyp » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:59 pm

Daniel wrote:Look again. How does the floor/step up arrangement on a Streetlite differ from your typical B7RLE/K310UB/O500LE etc?

Of course it would help to confirm measurements with a tape measure on all these various buses, but I have a bit of an eye for these things having worked with such matters for many years. The risers look a little high and the treads a little shallow to me. Happy to be proved wrong.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby tonyp » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:04 pm

boronia wrote:39 standee pax in an 8.8m bus? Isn't that a little bit squeezy?

Ironically greater than RTBU's standards for a 12 metre bus. Of course it depends how many ppsm the manufacturer is calculating at. Some like to inflate the statistics by using higher standing densities than the common 4 ppsm.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby Frosty » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 pm

tonyp wrote:
boronia wrote:39 standee pax in an 8.8m bus? Isn't that a little bit squeezy?

Ironically greater than RTBU's standards for a 12 metre bus. Of course it depends how many ppsm the manufacturer is calculating at. Some like to inflate the statistics by using higher standing densities than the common 4 ppsm.


I know STA's Scania VSTMs have 39 standees that's a 11m bus & Volgren 12.5m Volvo B8RLEs its about 40 standing. I would wonder how the streetlite bus would perform with a full load of passengers in the hilly Eastern Suburbs can it out perform snail Merc gas buses.
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Re: Wright Streetlite for Transdev NSW

Postby boronia » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:40 pm

At 2445 mm it is narrower than a normal bus. On Wright's web page they mention the 9.5 m version only stands up to 29.

It is powered by a 4 cyl Merc Eu6 engine which may limit its performance?
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