A bus suffered damage after it caught fire today near Queen Mary’s hospital in Sidcup.
The bus on route 269 is operated by Arriva.
Arriva DW451 ON Fire at Queen Marys Hospital Sidcup. No surprise i grumbled about the condition of the buses we have to use for years. TFL U think they are no one here does. Action needed. pic.twitter.com/GNrmw0DTzY
— adrian atkins (@adrianatkins196) June 29, 2023
The bus saw severe damage and follows complaints about the upkeep by Arriva of buses.
The company recently declined to continue operating FasTrack buses in Dartford with concerns from Dartford Council they’d pull out from other routes.
Their south east London routes have gained criticism for poor internal conditions for some time now.
Arriva have been contacted for comment.
UPDATE: On social media some are claiming its an electric bus. It’s not. No electric buses operate on that route and the model is an older Wright Eclipse Gemini.