Govt Advisory On Bus And Ferry Service

September 23, 2022 | 7 Comments

[Updated] The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] advised that the “bus service will remain inoperable as power has not yet been restored at the bus depots”, while ferry service will resume at 9.00am tomorrow [Sept 24] morning.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] provided an update regarding the resumption of bus and ferry service.

“The DPT advised that the bus service will remain inoperable as power has not yet been restored at the bus depots. BELCO is working with DPT to ensure that the restoration of power occurs as soon as possible to enable the restart of the bus service.

“The ferry service will resume at 9.00am tomorrow [Saturday] morning. The DPT takes this opportunity to thank the public for their patience and understanding.”

Update Sept 24, 7.30pm: A Government spokesperson said, “With the passing of Hurricane Fiona, the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] stood down yesterday afternoon, and the Regiment embodiment has concluded.

“This evening the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Michael Weeks has provided the following updates.

Minister Weeks said, “We were very blessed to have had such minor damage, and the Island is quickly getting back to normal as the clean-up continues. There are still quite a number of homes without power, and BELCO is working on getting them back online as soon as possible. BELCO will continue to provide further updates. I can advise that the Department of Public Transportation will resume bus service at 6 a.m. tomorrow, 25 September 2022, operating under the regular Sunday schedule.”

Minister Weeks added, “Finally, I wish to thank the services that worked through the hurricane and are still cleaning up and the public for taking the threat seriously and preparing for the storm. The preparation undoubtedly minimized the damage and enabled us to be up and running so quickly. Unfortunately, hurricane season is not over. We will use the lessons learned from this storm to be even more prepared for the next.”

For all our coverage of Hurricane Fiona click here, and for ongoing live updates click here.

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  1. Warrior says:

    Time for PTB to get a generator for the new buses.

  2. Stevie says:

    They forgot to charge new buses before the storm hit. Pathetic

  3. iyiyi says:

    No forethought …as usual

  4. Ringmaster says:

    What a pathetic state. I feel for those waiting at bus stops today (seen a few) and not aware there are no buses. A hot line to someone with a Government vehicle especially an MP to step up maybe will wake up Laurence Scott. Lucky Burt’s TAF means no tourists to upset.

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