Wrights streetlite

47414-6/35/8-40/2/6

Back in 2013 First Group ordered 179 new StreetLites (mostly the 11.5m Max variant with some 10.8m models ordered) to work alongside the four prototype vehicles already at the company. These were delivered between summer and winter 2013. In January 2014 saw First order a further 301 StreetLites, with 274 of them featuring 'Micro Hybrid' technology. Starting October 2022 six Wrights Streetlites with the fleet numbers. 47442 and 47446 were new to the Bristol and Somerset business unit and were allocated to a number of depots in the area until 47446 was transferred to Worcester in March 2023 and 47442 in August 2023 to replace older vehicles at the Worcester depot. Over the weekend of the 16th and 17th September 2023 Worcester garage double deckers 36241 and 36242 were exchanged for Streetlites 47415 and 47416 from First's Western  super Mare depot. 47440 was transferred from First Bristol  on 12th December 2023 followed by 47438 also from First Bristol on the 4th January 2024. Both vehicles arrived with a dark green front and branded for the Bristol city service 8 to Temple Meads Station.

Registration Number Fleet Number Body type Seating Capacity Date into Service Current Allocation Livery
SK63KLV  47414 Wrights Streetlite B37F 8th May 2024 Worcester  First Olympia
SK63KLX  47415 Wrights Streetlite B37F 18th Sept 2023 Withdrawn 22/3/24 moved to First Cymru  First Olympia
SK63KLZ  47416 Wrights Streetlite B37F 15th Sept 2023 Worcester  First Olympia
SK63KMA  47417 Wrights Streetlite B37F 10th May 2024 Worcester  First Olympia
SK63KNG 47435 Wrights Streetlite B37F 9th February 2024 Worcester First Olympia with Green front
SK63KNL 47438 Wrights Streetlite B37F 11th January 2024 Worcester First Olympia with Green front
SK63KNM 47439 Wrights Streetlite B37F 31st January 2024 Worcester First Olympia with Green front
SK63KNN 47440 Wrights Streetlite B37F 15th January 2024  Withdrawn 21st March 2024 First Olympia
SK63KNP 47442 Wrights Streetlite B37F 5th Sept 2023 Withdrawn 12th Sept 2023 Move back to Worcester 25th January 2024  First Olympia
SK63KNV 47446 Wrights Streetlite B37F 6th March 2023 Withdrawn 22/3/24 moved to First Cymru  First Olympia

47466-71

47466 to 47471 were moved to Worcester depot from the Sheffield Olive Grove depot. The vehicles were new in April 2014 and were part of a batch of 16 vehicles with the fleet numbers 47466 to 47481  that were new to the First Manchester fleet.44766 to 47471 had moved to Sheffield in 2019 together with sister vehicles 47472/3 to Shefield.  As Sheffield moves to introduce a clean air zone for the City Centre and a requirement in terms of vehicle emissions for Euro VI these Euro V standard vehicles needed to move to other depots. On Monday 4th March 2024 47470 was moved to First Cymru and exchanged for Enviro E30D 67431. Latter the same week on |Friday 8th March a similar exchange was done between vehicles 47469 and 67438.

Registration Number Fleet Number Body type Seating Capacity Date into Service Current Allocation Livery
SN14DZM 47466 Wrights Streetlite B37F 24th October 2022 Worcester  First Olympia
SN14DZO 47467 Wrights Streetlite B37F 4th November 2022  Worcester  First Olympia
SN14DZP 47468 Wrights Streetlite B37F 18th November 2022  Withdrawn 18/3/2024 moved to First Cymru  First Olympia
SN14EAA 47469 Wrights Streetlite B37F 26th October 2022  Withdrawn 8th Match 2024 sold to First Cymru  First Olympia
SN14EAC 47470 Wrights Streetlite B37F  8th December 2022  Withdrawn 4th March 2024 sold to First Cyrmu  First Olympia
SN14EAE 47471 Wrights Streetlite B37F 19th October 2022 Worcester First Olympia

47474-81 

During October 2023 47474 to 47781 started to move to Worcester from First York where the garage is being converted to all electric power with new vehicles  The vehicles were new in April 2014 and were part of a batch of 16 vehicles with the fleet numbers 47466 to 47481  that were new to the First Manchester fleet. Much of the batch had moved to York in 2019 . A number of the vehicles arrived at Worcester and did not go into service straight away. 47474 arrived at Worcester in all over white livery but the skirt purple stripe that is on a standard First Olympia livery was added before entry to service. This differentiated the vehicle from the similar white based liveried vehicles in the Astons fleet.

Registration Number Fleet Number Body type Seating Capacity Date into Service Current Allocation Livery
SN14EAJ 47474 Wrights Streetlite B37F 13th October 2023 Worcester White with purple skirt
SN14EAE 47475 Wrights Streetlite B37F 18th October 2023  Worcester First Olympia
SN14EAD 47476 Wrights Streetlite B37F 18th October 2023  Worcester First Urban
SN14EAP 47477 Wrights Streetlite B37F 18th October 2023  Withdrawn 12/3/24 sold to First Cymru First Olympia
SN14EAM 47478 Wrights Streetlite B37F 4th December 2023   Worcester First Olympia
SN14EAX 47479 Wrights Streetlite B37F 28th November 2023   Worcester First Olympia
SN14EAY 47480 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd December 2023  Worcester First Olympia
SN14EBA 47481 Wrights Streetlite B37F 5th December 2023   Worcester First Olympia

47513-20/609/10/1/31/40/2  

Eight of the ones without the micro hybrid technology were delivered during September 2014 to Worcester Garage. There allowed a number of Worcester based vehicles to be cascaded to Hereford Garage to allow older vehicles based there to be withdrawn. The delivery of 47520 was delayed because it was to be exhibited at the Bus and Coach show at the NEC in early November 2014. However the vehicle that was to be 47520 was diverted to First Potteries and a prototype vehicle has taken its place. Wrights had developed a light weight version of the Streetlite and First were keen to evaluate it alongside standard vehicles so it was delivered to Worcester on 29th October 2014. The vehicle finally entered service on 3rd November 2014.  With the introduction of new vehicles to Worcester 47519 and 47520 were withdrawn and transferred to First Potteries during March 2019. In May 2022 47518 was repainted into a special version of the corporate livery to mark the Queen's 70th anniversary jubilee.  On 19th February 2024 a further Streetlite was transferred to Worcester from Leeds operation in the shape of 47631 and this directly replace 66691 which was withdrawn as a result. As a result of winning a number of bus contracts in Worcester and to the west of Worcester from Astons Coaches from Tuesday 7thnMay 2024 3 additional Streetlites in the form of 47609-11 were added to the fleet. These vehicles had been drafted into Manchester as temporary vehicles for the Beeline contracts First had won prior to new vehicles arriving. As result the 3 vehicles had been painted in the Beeline Yellow livery but had not had the internal refurbishment. Within days the 3 vehicles were repainted in the latest standard First group livery. Of the 3 47610 did briefly operate on service 35 in the Yellow livery before going for a repaint.

Registration Number Fleet Number Body type Seating Capacity Date into Service Current Allocation Livery
SN64CFM 47513 Wrights Streetlite B37F  23rd Oct 2014 Worcester  First Olympia
SN64CFO 47514 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd Oct 2014 Worcester  First Olympia
SN64CFP 47515 Wrights Streetlite B37F  23rd Oct 2014 Worcester First Olympia
SN64CFU 47516 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd Oct 2014 Worcester First Olympia
SN64CFV 47517 Wrights Streetlite B37F  23rd Oct 2014 Withdrawn 14/3/24 sold to First Cymru  First Olympia
SN64CFX 47518 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd Oct 2014 Withdrawn 13/3/24 sold to First Cymru  QJ (5/22)
SN64CFY 47519 Wrights Streetlite B37F 23rd Oct 2014 Withdrawn 3/19 Sold to First Potteries  First Olympia
SN64CFZ 47520 Wrights Streetlite B37F 3rd Nov 2014 Withdrawn 3/19 Sold to First Potteries First Olympia
SN14FFP 47609 Wrights Streetlite B37F 21st May 2024 Worcester First bus 5/24
SN14FFR 47610 Wrights Streetlite B37F 9th May 2024  Worcester First bus 5/24
SN14FFR 47611 Wrights Streetlite B37F 21st May 2024 Worcester First bus 5/24
SN15ADV 47631 Wrights Streetlite B37F 19th Feb 2024 Worcester First Olympia
SN15AEG 47640 Wrights Streetlite B37F 22nd Feb 2024 Worcester First Olympia
SN15AEK 47642 Wrights Streetlite B37F 22nd Feb 2024 Worcester First Olympia

Code QJ - Special livery for the late Queen's Jubilee

63346-8,56-66  

On Friday 29th May 2015, FirstGroup announced their 2015/6 group vehicle order for 385 new buses at a cost of £77.7m. This order included 183 Wrightbus StreetLite single-deck buses, all to be built with Euro VI engines. The Midlands business unit were allocated 22 of the vehicles 13 for Worcester and 9 for Leicester. Before the vehicles were delivered it was decided to exchange four of the Worcester single deck vehicles with four of the new double deck vehicles allocated to Leicester so Worcester would vehicles 63345–63353, and First Leicester being have 63354–63366. However during the construction there was some confusion over which vehicles were for Worcester and which were for Leicester. This meant as vehicles started to arrive from 5th December Wrights were registering the for vehicles for the following companies First Midland Red to have 63356–63362 and First Leicester to have 63345–63355 and 63363–63366. Following a review locally First decided to allocate the vehicles as follows 63345–63357 with First Leicester and 63358–63366 with First Midland Red. However as vehicles had started arriving at both Worcester and Leicester it was decided to put some vehicles into service in Worcester that would eventually be Leicester vehicles. The pressing issue being that the Enviro 300’s 67601-4 and 67631-41 needed to be transferred to First Potteries Limited in Stoke on Trent to allow non DDA compliant vehicles to be withdrawn before 1st January 2016. The first vehicle, fleet number 63356 (SM65LNO) was delivered to Worcester depot on Saturday 5th December 2015, in the new “Urban 2” livery, By Friday 11th December 2015 Worcester Depot had nine vehicles These were fleet numbers 63346–63348 which were registered First Leicester, and 63356–63361 which were registered to First Midland Red Buses Limited. On Friday 11th December 2015 63358-63360 were branded up as Worcester vehicle. Meanwhile, fleet numbers 63356 and 63357 entered service on Malvern routes without fleet names or markings. Later on that day fleet numbers 63360 and 63361 also entered service, followed by 63348, 63358 and 63359 on the next day.

Registration Number Fleet Number Body type Seating Capacity Date into Service Current Allocation Livery
SM65WMP 63346 Wrights Streetlite B41F  16th Dec 15 Withdrawn  1/16 transferred to Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMT 63347 Wrights Streetlite B41F 16th Dec 15 Withdrawn  1/16 transferred to Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMU 63348 Wrights Streetlite B41F  12th Dec 15 Withdrawn  1/16 transferred to Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65LNO 63356 Wrights Streetlite B41F 11th Dec 15 Withdrawn  1/16 transferred to Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65LNP 63357 Wrights Streetlite B41F  11th Dec 15 Withdrawn  1/16 transferred to Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65LNR 63358 Wrights Streetlite B41F 12th Dec 15  Withdrawn 1/16 moved to  Leicester  First Urban with pink front
SM65WMC 63359 Wrights Streetlite B41F 12th Dec 15  Withdrawn 12/20 moved to  Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMD 63360 Wrights Streetlite B41F 11th Dec 15 Withdrawn 12/20 moved to  Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WME 63361 Wrights Streetlite B41F 11th Dec 15 Withdrawn 12/20 moved to  Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMF 63362 Wrights Streetlite B41F 7th January 2016 Withdrawn 12/20 moved to  back Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMG 63363 Wrights Streetlite B41F 7th January 2016 Withdrawn 12/20 moved to  back Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WMJ 63364 Wrights Streetlite B41F 14th January 2016 Worcester with initially run the Leicester Transferred back to Leicester 3/20 First Urban with pink front
SM65WMK 63365 Wrights Streetlite B41F 8th January 2016 Worcester with initially run the Leicester  Withdrawn 12/19 moved to  Leicester First Urban with pink front
SM65WML 63366 Wrights Streetlite B41F 6th January 2016  Worcester with initially run the Leicester  Transferred back to Leicester 3/20 First Urban with pink front