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.”