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Rail replacement bus hits a Fishergate bollard

Posted on - 31st July, 2018 - 7:25am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The bus became stuck on the raised concrete slab Pic: Paul van de Rooy
The bus became stuck on the raised concrete slab Pic: Paul van de Rooy

More street furniture near Preston Railway Station has been skittled.

While the infamous Fishergate Bollard may no longer be in position it hasn’t stopped some of its cousins being wiped out.

A rail replacement bus came unstuck during Monday (30 July) evening when trying to get out of Butler Street.

Near the Old Vic pub the driver sent the plinth flying and became wedged onto the raised concrete area.

 

Read more: Fishergate Bollard sent tumbling in the May sunshine

Fishergate became a shared space in 2014 and saw the introduction of the Fishergate bollard and other street furniture at its junction with Butler Street and Corporation Street.

Since then the bollard has been sent tumbling dozens of times by drivers and costs Lancashire County Council around £300 each time it needs replacing.

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