Cambridgeshire

Guided bus leaves tracks and mounts grass verge in Cambridge

Image of the bus on the causeway Image copyright Kevin Pettengell
Image caption Investigations 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.

Image copyright Kevin Pettengell
Image caption The 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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