415 new buses heading to S'pore in $64m deal

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More custom-made buses are on the way here, as part of SBS Transit's attempt to renew its fleet. 

SBS Transit has signed a contract worth more than £30 million (S$63.8 million) for Northern Ireland firm Wrightbus and Volvo Bus to supply 415 buses over the next three years, reported BBC News.

Business development director for Wrightbus International Steve Harper said the buses were specifically developed and designed to meet the needs of the climate and high passenger numbers here.

By the end of this year, there will be around 1,000 Wrightbus vehicles on Singapore roads since the agreement with SBS Transit began in 2010, reported Belfast Telegraph.

The buses will be broken down and be shipped to Singapore, where they will be assembled by Comfort Delgro Engineering and Wrightbus International technicians.

Last week, the public transport operator said it would complete the replacement of nearly its entire fleet of buses by 2017. 

It also aimed to increase its buses by more than 36 per cent by that time.

Sources: BBC News, Belfast Telegraph