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Offline Spoddendale

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Bus fire on M11 - 24 July 2018
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:02:04 PM »
The BBC News website shows a dramatic picture of a double decker bus on fire on Tuesday afternoon 24 July 2018 just south of Junction 9 on the M11. The bus was heading northbound.

The motorway was closed between junction 8 (Stansted Airport) and junction 9 (the A11 spur) for a few hours affecting travellers into the evening. The same section of the motorway was closed during the previous week when a lorry and drawbar trailer carrying straw bales caught fire. The closure for that incident was much longer as the road surface needed total repair.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2655562-bishop's%20stortford/0#pinnedpost_5b5726db8b35ef069df85f22

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Re: Bus fire on M11 - 24 July 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 07:05:33 AM »
A still photograph on the late news that day seems to show it was an all red Alexander Dennis Enviro400 with a white fleet number positioned to the bottom right of the crescent shaped rear window.

Perhaps it was running empty from the London area to a facility somewhere else.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bbxkdb/look-east-late-news-24072018
(The photo appears about 5 mins 8 secs in the report)

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Re: Bus fire on M11 - 24 July 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 07:12:43 AM »
Apparently it was Go ahead London E272 SN62DKJ going away for reburbishment according to another forum.