11 February 2020
North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has welcomed the commitment from the Prime Minister for a package of investment in bus services which will include at least 4,000 new zero emission buses.
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The DUP MP said, “This is a hugely significant announcement from the Prime Minister. There are two manufacturers in the United Kingdom capable of producing these buses, with Wrightbus in Ballymena the only one of the two that is British-owned.
An investment in both battery powered and hydrogen powered buses can provide a huge boost for Wrightbus and for employment and the wider Northern Ireland economy. It is a very good news story and I have spoken to the Prime Minister today and encouraged him to continue his support for the UK bus market and particularly for a locally made product which leads the world in this technology.”