Belfast Telegraph

Probe is launched after bus gets stuck under bridge

By Chris Kilpatrick

An investigation has been launched after a Translink double-decker bus struck a railway bridge and became stuck underneath it.

The vehicle hit the bridge near Helen's Bay, Co Down, on Thursday night, when it was running as a rail replacement service. The vehicle was damaged, but the bridge remained intact.

Translink confirmed that double-deckers should not have been used in the village because the bridge was too low for them. A Translink spokeswoman added: "We can confirm that an incident occurred last night (November 6) at approximately 9pm in which a double-decker Ulsterbus struck a railway bridge at Helen's Bay, north Down."

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