Translink Unveils Ulsterbus in Northern Ireland

Translink has unveiled the brand new Ulsterbus, the first of its kind to be part of a mixed fleet of 40 double and single decker buses set for operation in Northern Ireland.

Conceived and manufactured by Wrightbus; the new bus comes equipped with a slew of passenger experience enhancements, such as Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and digital audio-video stop announcements, as well as comprehensive accessibility upgrades in line with current standards.

The fleet is set to operate across Derry~Londonderry, Limavady, Strabane, Coleraine and Portadown

A further 60 electric buses are expected to be delivered to Metro in the coming months, resulting in a 50% zero emission, 50% low emission fleet for Belfast, one of the largest emission-conscious fleets across the UK and Ireland .

Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said:

“These are exciting times with our zero-emission fleet set to transform bus travel across NI helping to attract more people to stay better connected by bus. We are proud to play our part in delivering a cleaner, greener and more sustainable society.

“We have ambitious plans to be climate positive by 2050 and the roll out of these buses is another huge milestone in our journey to achieve this.

“We have collaborated with Wrightbus and a range of stakeholders including energy suppliers, other vehicle manufacturers and universities to develop the region as a centre of excellence for zero-emission technology supporting the local green economy and creating new jobs.”

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