Shropshire Star

Bus hits bridge on first day of rail replacement services on closed Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton line

Rail replacement bus services between Shropshire and Wolverhampton, put in place due to the landslide in the Wellington area, appear to have not got off to a great start.

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A local photographer held up by the incident caught the aftermath on camera (Photos: Hope Lye).

A coach, supposed to be taking would-be rail passengers from Albrighton to Wolverhampton, purportedly drove under the low bridge near Albrighton Station, and clipped the top.

The aftermath of the incident was caught on camera by Telford photographer Hope Lye.

Hope was travelling by public transport to Wolverhampton just before 7pm to photograph some bands at the The Giffard Arms in Wolverhampton.

But was delayed by at least 30 minutes due to the incident which saw the coach clip the low bridge, apparently taking off part of its roof.

Hope told the Shropshire Star he would be travelling to as many as seven gigs in the coming weeks, with rail replacement service likely to be in place the entire time.

The photographs of the aftermath of the incident are below: