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This article is about an integral double-decker bus. For the bodywork built for Volvo chassis, see Wright Eclipse Gemini 2.
Wright Gemini 2
London Bus route 328 hybrid bus A
A Wright Gemini 2 HEV operated by First London.
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Built at Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Replaced VDL DB250
Wright Pulsar Gemini HEV
Operator(s) First London
London Central
Arriva
Specifications
Floor type Low floor
Doors 1 or 2 door
Chassis (Integral with chassis modules built by VDL)
Engine(s) Gemini 2 DL:
Cummins ISBe 6-cylinder
Gemini 2 HEV:
Ford Puma
Transmission Gemini 2 DL:
Voith/ZF

The Wright Gemini 2 is a double-decker bus built by Wrightbus since 2008. It was announced in December 2007 but was not named until 2008.

It was constructed as an integral with VDL chassis modules. It is available in two versions, the diesel-powered version (known as the Gemini 2 DL) and the diesel-electric hybrid version (known as the Gemini 2 HEV). The Gemini 2 DL is offered with Cummins ISBe 6-cylinder engine with Voith or ZF gearbox, and the Gemini 2 HEV is offered with Siemens series hybrid drive system with a Ford Puma engine for power generation. The bodywork utilized some lighter materials so that the vehicle is lighter than the Eclipse Gemini- and Pulsar Gemini-bodied buses.

The Gemini 2 was unveiled in the Euro Bus Expo 2008 which was held in November 2008, with one of the five Gemini 2 HEVs for First London appearing on the show. These five Gemini 2 HEVs were put into service in January 2009. The first Gemini 2 DL entered service with London Central in early 2009, followed by four Gemini 2 DLs for First London shortly afterwards. Arriva had also introduced Gemini 2s for UK operation in and outside London.

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