Bus and Tram Express
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Bus goes up in flames on Oxford St

Oct 18, 2012News

The back of a bus caught fire yesterday morning while it was travelling along Oxford St into the city carrying 30 passengers.

This incident is reminiscent of the explosion of a gas bus last year which prompted the union to call for increased safety measures on gas buses to protect drivers and passengers.

On site shortly after the bus caught fire Divisional Secretary Chris Preston called for all buses to be fitted with fire suppression systems to avoid any further fires occurring.

“These incidents simply should not be happening. We have the technology to stop these fires from happening and we should be using this on all buses. Nothing should be more important than safety on our public transport services”

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