Investigation begins after London double-decker hybrid bus bursts into flames
3 October 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
On Sunday 02 October a double-decker hybrid bus burst into flames outside Liverpool Street Station in London.
According to reports, a Wrights Hybrid double-decker bus on the number 26 route from Waterloo to Hackney Wick was destroyed in a fire which took hold outside London Liverpool Street station on the 02 October. The incident occurred at approximately 9:55am when smoke appeared from the engine of the CT Bus operated vehicle. Eyewitness accounts suggest there was a small explosion before the bus caught fire.
Head of bus operations at Transport for London, Tony Akers said: “No passengers were on board at the time, and the driver alighted safely.” He also confirmed that a full investigation would now take place to determine the cause.
The bus fire was later extinguished by the London Fire Brigade leaving 50 percent of the vehicle destroyed.