Mark Nodder - Articles and news items

Lothian orders first Euro 6 double deck buses from Wrightbus after successful trial

Industry news  •  27 May 2014  •  Wrightbus

Wrightbus, working closely with Volvo Bus, has been awarded a significant contract to supply the first Euro 6 double deck buses into the Lothian Buses fleet…

Wrightbus and DICV link up for Indian bus market

Industry news, News  •  4 September 2013  •  Wrightbus

Wrightbus International and DICV announced their agreement to work together in the Indian bus market…

FirstGroup announces £76m bus order

Industry news, News  •  14 February 2013  •  FirstGroup

FirstGroup revealed that its bus division has ordered 464 new vehicles worth £76m for delivery in the 2013/14 financial year…

Mayor drives first New Bus for London off production line

Industry news, News  •  4 November 2011  •  Transport for London (TfL)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will drive the first new bus for London off the production line…

FirstGroup announces £160m bus order

Industry news, News  •  30 March 2011  •  FirstGroup plc

FirstGroup has revealed that its bus division is to order £160m of new vehicles over the next two years from UK bus manufacturers…

Wrightbus and Volvo continue to be backbone of FirstGroup bus fleet as 2011/12 vehicle orders are confirmed

Industry news, News  •  30 March 2011  •  NC Creative Group

Wrightbus and Volvo Bus are once again set to benefit from substantial orders from FirstGroup plc…

Progressive partnership paves path to whole vehicle type approval

Industry news, News  •  3 November 2010  •  NC Creative Group

Wrightbus and Arriva will celebrate the successful completion of another order at this week’s EBE Show…

Innovation and investment

Issue 1 2007, Past issues  •  17 February 2007  •  Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director, The Wright Group

The Wright Group was founded in 1946 and today is one of Europe’s leading independently-owned bus manufacturers. With headquarters based in N Ireland the company has an annual turnover in excess of £100m and employs more than 950 people.
A twenty-first century solution for passenger transport

StreetCar (as featured in Eurotransport Industry Focus 2007) is an excellent example of just what can be achieved when a major bus operator works in close partnership with both a major bus bodybuilder and chassis manufacturer to develop a new and exciting concept in urban public transport.

An overview of the StreetCar vehicle

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  23 June 2006  •  Mark Nodder, Vice President, Business Development, The Wright Group

With a dedicated production line and initial vehicles nearing completion, StreetCar – The Wright Group’s ground breaking Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) solution – is poised to begin winning the hearts and minds of transport professionals worldwide.

StreetCar now commands a dedicated production line at the Wright Group’s Northern Ireland based headquarters. The seventh line now in operation at the Ballymena production facility – emphasises the commitment by The Wright Group to StreetCar. Eleven StreetCars were built in readiness for the ftr launch in York on 8th May, with all 39 Streetcars for the initial phase of the ftr programme due to be completed by the end of 2006.