Monday, 30 July 2018

TfL Hydrogen Bus Leak Closes The Aldwych 


One of TfL’s Hydrogen Buses, on the RV1 rout, has today put thousands of people in danger. 

The bus was reported to be leaking Hydrogen gas, which is highly flammable and in certain cases can cause serious explosions. 

The Aldwych has had to be closed off to vehicles and pedestrians, adding greatly to London’s congestion, while engineers from the bus company try to deal with and clean up the problem. 

A few years ago, a Hydrogen Taxi Cab was hit by a bullet in a street in Las Vegas, both passenger and driver were killed in the explosion and subsequent fire. 

The authorities there immediately band vehicles from using this type of fuel.

In London Hydrogen busses first introduced under leasing agreement by Mayor Ken Livingston, are currently band from routs using underpasses and tunnels because of the risks. 

Emergency services should be well practised in gas leaks in this area after the massive gas leak that closed Charing Cross station in January this year, followed by another major leak in Covent Garden in April. 



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