Another stuck bus in Brooklyn video

TOM HUNT/Stuff.co.nz

Another bus has bot stuck on a tight corner between Fortunatus St and Mana St in Wellington.

Fate in the form of one of Wellington's sharpest corners has claimed yet another bus.

Wellington's Fortunatus St has struck again - yet another bus is stuck on its notorious hairpin bend.

Shortly after 9am police were called to help redirect traffic around the stuck Valley Flyer bus, which failed to navigate a turn between Mana and Fortunatus streets in Vogeltown.

This Valley Flyer bus didn't quite make it around this tricky section of Fortunatus St, Brooklyn from Mana St and now ...
ALASTAIR STEWART

This Valley Flyer bus didn't quite make it around this tricky section of Fortunatus St, Brooklyn from Mana St and now it's not going anywhere in a hurry.

NZ Bus southern region chief operating officer Tonia Haskell said the driver - new to the company - had been travelling not-in-service to start a service when he took the "very unfortunate" route.

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"I think it would be very helpful if there was a sign [at the bottom of the road] saying 'not in service'."

Another valiant attempt to navigate Wellington's most notorious sharp turn ends in heartbreak for this bus driver.
ALASTAIR STEWART

Another valiant attempt to navigate Wellington's most notorious sharp turn ends in heartbreak for this bus driver.

The driver would not be reprimanded and "would have learned his lesson."

It was expected the bus would be cleared by 11am on Wednesday.

The sight of a stuck bus is nothing new in the area.

After Tranzit bus was wedged on the street in September the Wellington City Council pondered whether it needed to make a change to the tight bend.

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Another Wellington bend, Devon St in Aro, also well known for entrapping long vehicles now has signs warning them to avoid it.

It has previously been reported Fortunatus St is not actually a bus route- but the bus driver who got stuck there in September was said to have been using it as a short cut.

The council said in September they were considering putting in signs on Fortunatus St like Devon St's.

 - Stuff

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