Trolley Bus Chaos

I know we all love trolley buses (and can’t wait for the flash new three-axle jobbies to start ripping it up along Kent Terrace) but this must have been horrendous to be involved in at 5.15 yesterday afternoon. And deeply amusing for those of NOT involved, of course.

The bus slipped off its wire (not unusual) and then slid back so the pole-thingy got caught in the wires. Couldn’t go forwards (no power), couldn’t drift further back without ripping the wires apart. And right, slam bang in the middle of Cambridge Terrace during afternoon rush hour, disabling all the trolley buses behind in the process. Legend.

[Photo taken from the Hannah Playhouse. Click for a larger version.]