Thursday 5 December, 2019

Buses trickling along as services are staggered

Bus parked in flood waters at Princess Alice Bus Terminal in Bridgetown last night. (Screenshot from video submitted to Loop's IG)

Bus parked in flood waters at Princess Alice Bus Terminal in Bridgetown last night. (Screenshot from video submitted to Loop's IG)

Acting Prime Minister Dale Marshall said that the revised time of 12:00 pm today to re-commence activity at government offices was to take into account those employees who rely on the public service vehicles.

Speaking to Loop News, the Communications Specialist for the Barbados Transport Board, Lynda Holder indicated that routes are coming on stream in a systematic way.

Just before midday, she said:

"We are on the road and will continue to put buses on the routes as we roll out our services. Please be reminded that this will be a staggard approach.

"From as early as 5:30 we able to send services to Martin's Bay. Sugar Hill, Bathsheba and the Bypass service.

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"At this time from Oistin,s we have deployed College Savannah and the ABC Connection. From the Fairchild Street Termina,l we were able to deploy Drax Hall, Kendal, Martin's Bay, Edeys Village. From the Princess Alice and Speightstown Terminals we were able to cover Connelltown/Josey Hill, Pie Corner,  Boscobelle, St. Andrew's Church and Shorey Village." 

Therefore, she urged commuters to "kindly be patient as we seek to supply this service in as safe a manner as possible."

Videos were circulating on social media of the flooding which occurred in the Princess Alice Highway last night, and then this morning during the tour of the terminals by the Transport Minister Dr. Williams Duguid at the new Constitution River Terminal, a commuter fell along the new walkway as he tried to exit the terminal. Caution wet floor signs were up, but it brought the issue of safety under these adverse weather conditions into the spotlight in an impactful way for the Minister firsthand.

 

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