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What’s the deal with the burnt out buses near Holy Grail in Civic?

By langbot 30 October 2008 66

Anybody know what happened to those buses in Civic?  Looks like a car bomb???

[ED – The ABC explains all. If Civic workers have pictures email them in to images@the-riotact.com]

    Offers of help are pouring in for a group of children stranded in Canberra after their buses were set on fire overnight.

UPDATED: Thanks to Toriness for sending in a pic.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The ABC reports that alternate arrangements are coming together and everyone seems quite pleased. With the possible exception of the insurance company one imagines.

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Pickle 8:20 pm 07 Nov 08

Tour buses now park in front of the backpackers. It appeared this morning that they were vandalised again. The stone guard on the windscreen of the front bus was bent out of shape. The bus drivers seemed to be readjusting the mirrors.

I guess it is only a matter of time before they refuse to park their buses in the city.

deye 1:25 pm 01 Nov 08

it seems to be a regular thing.

ant 10:15 am 01 Nov 08

Re coach parks: the YHA is centrally located and intended for independant travellers, who usually use public transport (which is why it’s in civic). Large gropus on coach tours usuallyl stay at places set up for them, like the tourist parks on th eFederal Hwy, the old Sundown complex in Narrabundah, the Carotel, and some motels are also set up for coaches (Rex, for instance).

I’d be interested to know why they chose to stay in the CBD YHA for this tour.

farnarkler 8:12 am 01 Nov 08

congrats Dante. Yes I generalised and shouldn’t have. Baringa was different because suburbs like Kaleen, where I grew up, was a mixture of private and government housing.

I did the milk run in Baringa for a while and we had to knock on doors to collect the money for even one bottle of milk (1985 about 35c) so it wasn’t the greatest place to be.

Is there a proper coach park anywhere in Canberra?

PsydFX 4:40 pm 31 Oct 08

tylersmayhem said :

Well excuse me…was only repeating what I had heard on 666 after the bus driver was interviewed…didn’t realise I had to scout the area to determine the truth of the news report.

…and I suspect we won’t get a response by PsydFX either.

I’m not sure what it is that I’m supposed to respond to.

tylersmayhem 4:09 pm 31 Oct 08

Well excuse me…was only repeating what I had heard on 666 after the bus driver was interviewed…didn’t realise I had to scout the area to determine the truth of the news report.

…and I suspect we won’t get a response by PsydFX either.

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