Double decker bus loses roof in Bristol

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    Bloody hell, your right,it must have some impact, looks like the roof has been left behind by quite a few metres
     
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    The 342 route is a regular for double deckers, and the road in question (if it's where I think it is) does see them on other routes as well. I saw this on MSN and most on there were blaming the driver and/or First! Blithering idiots. It is good that Frenchay Hospital is near by.

    There have been high winds around here for the last couple of days, so unfortunately an accident like this was not exactly unlikely.
     
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    It doesn't appear to be wearing the standard First livery, is this bus on-lease or just un-vinylled?
     
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    A much clearer set of pictures, and information from Bristol 247 (which is more detailed than that of the BBC).

    The vehicle in question, an ALX 400 Volvo B7TL (V124 LGC 32027; such vehicles are not rare in Bristol), is only on loan! It arrived from Ensignbus a couple of months ago and was new to London Central.
     
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    It does not belong to Ensign, but in fact to Volvo.

    It was on loan from Volvo while recall work is carried out on B9TLs.
    The confusion appears to arise as Ensign have had other vehicles from the batch, and also had this vehicle while said work was done on their vehicles.
     
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    Fair enough; thank you for the correction :)

    Just seems odd that I've seen pictures of it carrying the Ensign logo... on (presumably the same) white?
     
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    http://www.swhite.org.uk/steve/v124lgc.jpg (and yes, that is the same bus referenced in this thread)

    You did see it carrying Ensign logos, but I believe the modifications to B9TL gearboxes take a fair amount of time so its reasonable for operators to put their own logos on.
     
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    It's fortunate that Ensignbus have the facilities to carry out heavy work on vehicles, presumably this will go open top rather than being scrapped.
     
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    Double decker bus looses roof in Bristol


    Looses? Was it tied on? Or did it just lose it? :lol:
     
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