The new Wrights Gemini GT class bus for Dublin Bus are near completion at the Wrights factory in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Friday 27th July, Graham Cleary, Bill McCamley, Fran McDonald and members of the Dublin Bus S.I.P.T.U. bus design committee paid a visit to inspect the new vehicles.
On this page are some photographs of the buses before delivery commences of GT1-21 at Donnybrook garage in early August.
Garage allocations are as follows -
Conyngham Road - 10, Harristown - 18, Summerhill - 10, Clontarf - 12, Ringsend - 9.
GT1 embarking on a test run with the Dublin Bus S.I.P.T.U. design committee.
Off-side front view of GT1 nearing completion. (27/07/12).
The centre plug doors opened on GT1.
Note the GT's have no emergency door at the off-side
The GT class will have semi- individual seating units fitted.
The drivers door control switches note the three buttons for centre door operations and w.a.c. paperwork holder fitted.
The GT class have new visible floor markings for wheelchair passengers.
C.C.T.V. screen mounted on the stair case for added security and assistance for passengers to view available seating in the upper saloon.
Rear view of VG's nearing completion stage at Wrights, Ballymena. (27/07/12).
View of the engine on GT1.
Front back and side view of GT1 in the Wrights compound.
Off side view of GT1 note the bus has 4 marker lights each side as per new E.U. regulations for buses.
Dublinbus.cc would like to thank Graham Cleary and S.I.P.T.U for the use of the images on this web-site.