Upminster: 370 bus gets stuck under railway bridge

Firefighters were called last night after a 370 bus got stuck under a railway bridge in Upminster.

The fire crew, from Hornchurch, let down the tyres of the bus so it could be towed away. The double-decker became stuck on St Mary’s Lane near its junction with Front Lane at about 10.20pm on September 9.

The crew left the scene at about 12.50am. There were no reports of injuries and no one was trapped.

It is not known why the 370, which normally leaves St Mary’s Lane at its junction with Corbets Tey Road, tried to head under the bridge, but firefighters said a collision between a car and a lamppost had blocked Corbets Tey Road shortly beforehand.

Mike Weston, London Buses’ director of operations, said: “The bus sustained only minor damage. There will be a full investigation into the incident.”

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St Mary’s Lane was closed until about 1.20am on Monday (September 10).

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