Belfast Telegraph

Passengers flee bus engine fires

Two fires have been reported on Translink bus services operating in Belfast in the past week.

Passengers were evacuated when a fire broke out on board the Metro 3a service at Inverary Avenue in east Belfast at around 3pm yesterday.

It is the second fire-related incident to affect passengers travelling on Translink services in less than a week.

Last Saturday the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was called out when smoke appeared from the engine of a Metro bus as it travelled the Albertbridge Road.

Again passengers were evacuated and no-one was injured.

A Translink spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there was an engine fire on the Metro 3a service at Inverary Avenue in east Belfast. No-one was injured and alternative travel arrangements were made for passengers to complete the journey.

“We are currently investigating the cause of these incidents and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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