Fallen wires obstruct street

Last updated 14:07 13/02/2014
Fallen bus wires
KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ

BLOCKING THE WAY: Trolley bus wires came down on a bus in Crawford Rd, Wellington.

Relevant offers

Wellington

Web series about Wellington suburbs gears up for second series Man critical after crashing through barrier and down bank in Wellington Keith Urban talks Whangarei, earthquakes, and sex Fire investigation, guests relocated after blaze at Sofitel hotel's restaurant in Wellington Guests evacuated after fire at Sofitel Hotel in central Wellington A day in the life of an Antarctic researcher Two dead while the washing hung on the line Obituary: Sir James McNeish, 1931-2016, intrepid writer who looked at NZ with a cool eye Group crowdfunding to get mural of Rita Angus on central Wellington wall Hundreds of staff leave Nokia House in Wellington after earthquake assessment

A section of road running between Kilbirnie and Newtown which was reduced to a single lane after trolley bus wiring came down on top of a bus is fully operational again.

A bus travelling towards the inner city on Crawford Rd was halted by a section of overhead trolley bus wiring falling on it and also obstructing part of the road.

A Transfield Services worker said power had been turned off on the stretch while the issue was resolved.

The road was reduced to a single lane and trolley buses were being diverted but delays appeared to be minimal.

NZ Bus southern chief operating officer Rachel Drew said the bus had now been moved off the road. The reason for the  wiring coming down was being investigated.

The bus driver had done the right thing safety-wise by keeping all the passengers onboard until the roof was clear of the wiring, Ms Drew said. 

They were still monitoring whether there would be any knock-on delays to the bus service.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content