There are calls for electric buses to be removed from York roads until the cause of today’s fire in one of the vehicles has been traced.
The affected vehicles only joined Firsts fleet a short time ago but any incident like this is likely to dent passengers confidence.
The fire occurred in the Hungate area. At one point there was a small explosion. Firefighters were initially hindered by high electric currents in the vehicle
The bus driver has been praised for promptly ensuring that his passengers evacuated the vehicle. There were no reported injuries.