|63317 SK65PWX on a road test yesterday (Phil McAlinney)|
As we did with last year's Wright Streetlite delivery, Norwich Buses Blog can bring you some of the first photographs of the second batch due to arrive in Norwich in the coming fortnight. Currently still at the Wrightbus premises in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Phil McAlinney provides this photograph of the first sighted.
The first of the batch, as photographed, is confirmed to be 63317 SK65PWX with the green front end for services 14, 14A, 15 and 15A. The following ten will be numbered accordingly from 63318 numerically through to 63327. I believe that eight are to be painted in the Green Line livery, with the remaining three in standard 'Olympia' livery. The new Streetlites are longer 'Streetlite MAX' variants, hence their national fleet numbering in the 6 series for full sized buses.
Notably, the bus has high backed leather trimmed Esteban Civic V3 seating from ISRI. Note also the black moldings around the rear passengers windows giving a much sleeker look. The existing six in service with Norwich do not have this feature.