Bus gets stuck on corner in Belfast

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One of the new Glider buses running in Belfast has become stuck in the east of the city while trying to turn a corner, causing delays in the area.

The incident happened in Dundonald on Monday afternoon. The bus has since been moved.

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James Nicholl

Operator Translink said the vehicle had been using a diversionary route and that engineers helped to move it.

There were no passengers on board and Glider services were running as normal, the company said.

“To maintain service frequency, a Glider vehicle, which was not in service, was turning in Dundonald in order to commence service in the opposite direction,” Translink said.

“It was operating on a diversionary route/junction that is regularly used by Gliders.”

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James Nicholl

The £90m Belfast Rapid Transit Glider service became fully operational on 3 September.

The Glider buses, which have been described as “trams on wheels”, link east Belfast, west Belfast and the Titanic Quarter with the city centre.

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Glider facts

  • They are 59ft (18m) long and have three doors
  • They can carry 105 passengers
  • The service will operate every seven to eight minutes throughout the working day
  • More than 100 Glider halts have been installed
  • There are 30 vehicles servicing the route with free onboard wifi and USB charging facilities

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