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.

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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.

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- The Dominion Post

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