Friday, September 21, 2001
A new fleet of buses in Merseyside (UK) is too big to go through the Mersey Tunnel.Source: Annova
Arriva North West spent UKú7 million on 70 single decker DAF buses, but they are too wide for the toll booths at the Liverpool to Birkenhead tunnel.
The mistake was only discovered when a driver first tried to complete the route. He had to take his passengers on an eight-mile detour because of the one-and-a-half inch discrepancy.