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Guided bus leaves tracks and mounts grass verge in Cambridge

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image captionInvestigations are under way to find out how the bus left the tracks

A bus has come off its guided tracks in Cambridge and mounted a grass verge.

There were no passengers on board the single decker and the driver was not injured in the incident, which took place shortly after 07:30 BST.

The scene on the Guided Busway on Hauxton Road, Trumpington, is not far from a section where another bus derailed earlier this year.

The bus is being recovered from the verge of the busway which was opened in 2011 at a cost of £181m.

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image captionThe bus came off the track system shortly after 07:30 BST

Services are currently diverted between Trumpington and Addenbrookes.

Andy Campbell Stagecoach East Managing Director said: "As well as carrying out our own investigation, and accessing on-board CCTV footage, we will work with the police and other relevant bodies to establish the cause of this incident as quickly as possible."

In February, Stagecoach dismissed a driver who derailed a bus after driving too fast and crashing, injuring five passengers.

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