Dramatic bus fire causes traffic chaos

Dorset Echo: Dramatic bus fire causes traffic chaos Dramatic bus fire causes traffic chaos

A BLAZE in a double-decker bus caused traffic chaos on one of Dorset's busiest roads this afternoon.

The bus, operated by Morebus, formerly known as Wilts and Dorset, burst into flames on the A338 northbound out of Bournemouth at 1.20pm, and five passengers were led to safety by the driver.

Although one lane of the carriageway opened around an hour later, many motorists travelling towards Ringwood have been facing huge queues trailing back past Cooper Dean.

Despite the severity of the blaze, which gutted the bus, no injuries were reported.

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5:19pm Wed 19 Feb 14

arlbergbahn says...

Go-Ahead again ... you can't help wondering whether their once much vaunted high standards are slipping ..
Go-Ahead again ... you can't help wondering whether their once much vaunted high standards are slipping .. arlbergbahn

7:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Noidear says...

Ha ha what standards was that then. The people left standing on there s--t so called death traps.
Ha ha what standards was that then. The people left standing on there s--t so called death traps. Noidear

8:49pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Simon Nicholas says...

Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds.

Simon N.
Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds. Simon N. Simon Nicholas

9:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

jmc1 says...

Simon Nicholas wrote:
Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds.

Simon N.
Must have been something wrong to catch fire
[quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds. Simon N.[/p][/quote]Must have been something wrong to catch fire jmc1

7:10am Thu 20 Feb 14

Simon Nicholas says...

jmc1 wrote:
Simon Nicholas wrote:
Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds.

Simon N.
Must have been something wrong to catch fire
All motor vehicles. be they cars, buses, trucks, become defective from time to time - however, these buses are regularly checked every four weeks, but these routine inspections can never be expected to pick up everything - modern buses are very dependent on complex electrics which does not help!

Simon N.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon Nicholas[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the type of bus that caught fire, a DAF powered Optare Spectra decker built in Leeds. Simon N.[/p][/quote]Must have been something wrong to catch fire[/p][/quote]All motor vehicles. be they cars, buses, trucks, become defective from time to time - however, these buses are regularly checked every four weeks, but these routine inspections can never be expected to pick up everything - modern buses are very dependent on complex electrics which does not help! Simon N. Simon Nicholas

8:05am Thu 20 Feb 14

angrydorseter says...

Well the Dorchester school bus was driver error (left the retarder on for several miles) - wonder if this one was similar!...
Well the Dorchester school bus was driver error (left the retarder on for several miles) - wonder if this one was similar!... angrydorseter

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