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Wrightbus secure major Translink zero emission bus contract

A Ballymena bus building firm, Wrightbus, have secured a £66m contract to build a new fleet of zero emission buses on behalf of Translink.

There will be 100 new buses brought into service over the next two years, consisting of twenty hydrogen-powered buses and eighty electric battery-powered buses – which will begin life as part of the Belfast and Londonderry area metro services.

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Additionally 45 low emission buses will be built for use for Ulsterbus services.

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Speaking following today’s announcement, North Antrim MLA Jim Allister said: “Great news for North Antrim in the Translink order for Wrightbus.

“Delighted to see a major local order going local to secure local jobs. The opportunity for Wrightbus to now prove itself as a leader in new technology buses must and will be grasped with both hands.

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 “Well done to all involved.”

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