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Mexico City's new double-decker buses do not fit everywhere

Mexico City bus drivers have discovered the hard way that their new double-decker buses do not fit everywhere in the Mexican capital.

A driver damaged the top of his bus by driving it into a station whose roof was too low to clear the vehicle.

The city received the new British-built, London-style red buses just last week and is still conducting test runs.

But the buses are only able to run on a few lines of Mexico City's confined-lane Metrobus routes.

The director of the Metrobus system said the driver involved in Wednesday's accident took an unauthorised shortcut on another route.

Director Guillermo Calderon said the driver would be punished.

AP

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