Image Description: the collapsed wall, cordoned off with cones and police tape.
A Oxford Tube service hit the back entrance of the Oxford Student Union on Monday 11th October at approximately 8:30 PM, causing significant damage. No one was hurt.
According to some accounts, the service reversed into the wall outside of the entrance to the SU. The damage is significant, with a total collapse of several feet of the wall. One half of the gated entrance has been knocked over.
The SU has closed the entrance, with a sign up inside that reads “Please Do Not Use This Door”. They have advised students that they are still very welcome to use the building, but that they should use the front entrance to the SU, on Worcester Street. Works are currently taking place to ensure that the area is made safe.
They also emphasised that no students or staff were hurt, and that the University Facilities Service was working to make the area safe.
Rachel Geliamassi, Managing Director at Stagecoach West, said: “We can confirm that one of our Oxford Tube coaches made contact with a bin outside the Oxford Student Union building yesterday evening whilst it was turning out of Gloucester Green bus station. As a result of the collision, the bin made contact with a pillar, subsequently causing some damage to the building next to it. There were no passengers on the coach at the time and no one was injured as a result of the incident. The drivers involved called 101 to request assistance in making the area safe for the public. Bricks were moved from the area, and it is now safe.”
Image Credit: Madeleine Ross