Rail replacement bus is the latest to fall victim to Fishergate's bollards

It seems that the bigger brother of the Fishergate Bollard is also no stranger to a collision or two.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 8:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 11:53 am
The bus wedged on the bollard's plinth (Photo: Jakubs/@Yisap1)
The bus wedged on the bollard's plinth (Photo: Jakubs/@Yisap1)

And while the smaller sibling may currently be walkabout (just where is that bollard?), it's study sibling at the top of Butler Street stands strong - much to the dismay of bus drivers.

Twitter user Paul van de Rooy, from Chorley, took to Twitter at 10.25pm last night posting a picture of a rail replacement bus from Bolton turning from Fishergate into Butler Street, only to find the pesky, larger bollard in its way.

But instead of hitting the standing bollard, it became wedged on the missing's bollard's plinth.

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Paul said: "If you look carefully, the blue light of the plinth are under the bus and it looks like the sub-frame is resting on the top."

He added that later on he saw another coach trying to drag the double decker off the plinth.

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It follows news of the bollard being immortalised forever in Preston's Harris Museum, with the 'Magnificent Seven' charity mug containing the inanimate objects of Lancashire setting up shop in the prestigious cultural hub.

The bus wedged on the bollard's plinth (Photo: Jakubs/@Yisap1)
The bus at the bollard (Photo: Paul van de Rooy/@Auriga_ZA)