Connexxion changes route after attacks on buses
Buses serving routes 5 and 43 will avoid the IJssellaan and surrounding areas, following violent attacks on the vehicles.16 October 2008
ARNHEM -- The Connexxion bus company will change two of its routes in Arnhem following a number of violent incidents. Routes 5 and 43 will now temporarily avoid the IJssellaan and surrounding areas.
The decision comes after buses travelling along both routes came under attack. In several cases, windows were broken.
A Connexxion representative says a shot may even have been fired at one of its vehicles. The company says the safety of its drivers and passengers is at stake.
On Thursday, Connexxion will meet with the Arnhem police and council to discuss a solution to the problem.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]