The back window of a Wellington trolley bus smashed out this morning after a mishap near the Basin Reserve.
Dominion Post reporter Katie Chapman was on the number 1 bus, which left Island Bay for the city, and said the peak time bus was coming off the Basin Reserve and heading down Cambridge Tce toward town about 8.45am.
It appeared a rope broke, knocking the poles off the wires, and something smashed through the window with a loud bang.
The packed bus had stopped and passengers were waiting on the side of the road for another bus with enough space.
NZ Bus Wellington chief operating officer Rachel Drew said it was likely the strong wind this morning was a contributing factor in the incident.
The bus was now back in the workshop for repair and investigation into if there were further causes. It was not immediately clear what had smashed through the window.
The company and Greater Wellington Regional Council would be monitoring the weather today and may take trolley buses – which could be problematic in high winds – off the road.
There were enough diesel buses to cover this evening’s rush hour peak, she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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