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.

Investigation begins after London double-decker hybrid bus bursts into flames

Credit: Twitter / BenMCFCLewis

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.

Investigation launched

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.

One response to “Investigation begins after London double-decker hybrid bus bursts into flames”

  1. Simon says:

    It is appropriate to launch an investigation into why this bus experienced such a serious fire, but please note that London bus route 26 uses Enviro400H City buses which were built by Alexander Dennis.

    Although the ‘City’ variant is fairly new, ADL have been building Enviro400 double deck buses for over a decade, during which time many thousands have been sold to bus operators throughout the British Isles and overseas.

    Wrights build the New Routemaster buses which inspired by Mr Boris Johnson, when he was the Mayor of London.


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