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Drivers: Bus stop move causing confusion

The bus stop located on Marlborough Street in front on McDonald’s, opposite British Colonial Hilton Nassau was officially moved to Frederick Street yesterday, according to Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union (BUBDU) President Fredrick Farrington.

“We want the public to know that the bus stop is no longer in the front of McDonalds opposite Hilton hotel; it’s now through Frederick Street North,” Farrington said in an interview with The Nassau Guardian.

“Now this would affect those passengers that would catch the straight 10 or the 12B buses.

“How the system is set up now, the buses can now interconnect, meaning if you would have [caught] a 16 [which would] normally get off on top of Blue Hill Road and they would walk down to [Marlborough Street] in the front McDonalds.

“But now they can stay on the buses and the bus will drop them directly through Frederick Street where they can just walk on a 10 or a 12 for that smooth transaction.”

BUBDU was formed last May. Since then, the union has planned a number of initiatives for The Bahamas’ bus system, including a cashless system set to launch this year.

Farrington said a memo was previously sent out from the Ministry of Transport, however, he said the move has caused much confusion. 

Laurent Rolle

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Laurent started at The Nassau Guardian in May 2018 as a paginator. He transitioned to reporting in February 2019. Laurent has covered multiple crime stories. He is the author of “Yello”, which was published in February 2019.
Education: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 3rd Year

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