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More jobs at Wrightbus as orders flow in

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BY THE end of this year there will be over 8,000 Wrightbus-bodied buses in operation in the British Isles, as new orders roll in to the Ballymena-based company. And to cope with new business the company plans to recruit an additional 100 shop floor workers over the next six months.

New orders include almost 200 double-deckers on Volvo B9TL chassis, with 125 for Translink, 44 for First Edinburgh, eight for East Yorkshire Motor Services and seven for Flights Hallmark. Production starts shortly of single-deck Solar bodies on the Scania K230 chassis with orders for six each from Thamesdown Transport and Reading Transport, and two for Perthshire operator Jim Docherty. Reading purchased 30 Wrightbus Scania Solars in 2005/06, but its most recent deliveries were 12 complete Polish-built Scania OmniCitys.

Arriva has ordered 39 of the new Pulsar body on the VDL SB200.

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