Tag: bus
Balkans 25.07.21 | 10:59

Ten passegers killed after a bus from Kosovo crashed in Croatia

At least 10 passengers have died in a tragic bus crash in Croatia. Ten more have been badly injured.  The Kosovo registered bus was taking passengers from Pristina to Frankfurt. It was initially reported that the bus was from Macedonia, but this was quickly denied by the Croatian authorities. The Macedonian...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 18:23

Silegov wants to run for a second term on the promise of rapid bus lanes

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that his main project for the second term he is seeking will be to build rapid bus transit lanes along the length of the capital Skopje. The idea is controversial, because it would rip out the green belt on several main boulevards, and could potentially destabilize...

Macedonia 23.03.21 | 13:12

Owner of company involved in the tragic 2019 bus crash blames everything on the driver

Durmish Beluli, owner of the Durmo Tours company whose bus was involved in the major 2019 accident on the Skopje – Tetovo highway which killed 16 passengers and injured 37, tried to lay the blame entirely on the driver. Beluli is charged along with the driver Manoel Trifunovski and technicians...

Macedonia 08.01.21 | 16:55

Ugly incident in Skopje: Two men filmed threatening to kill other bus passengers

Footage of an ugly incident in a bus in Skopje was shared online today, showing two men threatening an old woman who asked them to put their masks on. According to witnesses they then attacked the woman who is recording them. Ај да ги направиме познати МОРОНИВЕ! Жена...

Macedonia 11.11.20 | 17:07

Order to keep Skopje public transportation at 50% capacity completely ignored

While the latest round of Government restrictions, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, impose a mandate that public transport is filled only at 50 percent capacity, a photo of a packed Skopje bus was shared today. During much of the epidemic, the pubilc transport situation was made worse by...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 13:03

City of Skopje increases number of buses on most lines

Starting Tuesday, the Skopje public transportation company JSP has returned much of the traffic to normal, after months of reductions in the number of buses. The reductions were in response to the coronavirus linked curfews and the overall decline in commute, but it also had the counter-effect of creating...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 16:37

Bus burns down on the Skopje – Stip higway

A bus operated by the Kit-Go company from Stip completely burnt down today on the Stip – Skopje highway. Local authorities say that the driver was alone in the bus when the fire started. He attempted to use the extinguisher but was not able to contain the blaze. Eventually, a firefighting team...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 10:32

Skopje city bus burns down

A Skopje city bus burnt down early this morning. The incident occurred at the central bus station. There were no passengers in the bus when the fire broke out. The driver was just preparing it for his morning run, when apparently there was a short circuit in the wiring. Another vehicle was affected and...

Macedonia 23.03.20 | 15:36

Reductions in public buses in Skopje has made them greatly overcrowded

Authorities in the city of Skopje failed miserably in handling the public transportation issues. Buses have been reduced greatly, in line with the calls on the public to self-isolate, but as many citizens are still forced to go to work as essential personnel, this means that those buses that do come...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 13:34

No free bus tickets for the elderly and other measures meant to slow down the spread of the coronavirus

A series of measures meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus are being put in place in Macedonia. One of them is an end to the popular free bus tickets given to the elderly four days a week. The idea is to discourage vulnerable citizens from using public transportation unnecessarily, where they might...

Balkans 07.12.19 | 20:35

Number of injuries in the Macedonian bus accident near Prokuplje rose to 26

The number of passengers injured in the bus accident that occurred near Prokuplje in Serbia rose to 26. None are believed to be in critical danger, and one has sustained more serious injuries. The passengers are treated in the hospitals in Prokuplje and Bace, and more in depth examinations are being...

Macedonia 07.12.19 | 14:13

A dozen injuries reported after a Macedonian bus overturns in Serbia

At least ten passengers were injured when a Macedonian bus overturned west of the city of Prokuplje. The bus was taking tourists to the ski resort of Kopaonik. According to local media reports, one person was badly injured and the others sustained lighter injuries. Emergency response teams are at the...

Macedonia 11.11.19 | 13:59

Driver for the Durmo Tours company withdraws his statement that the buses were rigged to fool the speed sensors

Besnik Halimi, a driver working for the Gostivar based Durmo Tours bus agency, changed his initial testimony in which he confirmed that the buses had a device used to fool the speed sensors during the court hearing today. The device could be activated by the driver and it would tamper with the results...

Macedonia 06.11.19 | 17:05

The fatal Gostivar bound bus had a device used to fool its speed sensors

The Durmo Tours company bus, which overturned on the Skopje – Tetovo highway in February killing 16 people, had a device that was used to forge speed data collected by the tachograph sensor. A driver from the same company who was summoned as a witness during the court hearing today confirmed that...

Macedonia 25.09.19 | 15:13

Bus drivers will be told to sell tickets again

Following the failure of the decision to stop selling bus tickets in the vehicles, the city of Skopje plans to reintroduce this option, albeit at a high price. Currently bus tickets have to be bought with electronic refill cards or using a mobile phone, which creates long lines and making it nearly impossible...

World 16.09.19 | 19:42

Coach full of passengers raced down a motorway without a driver in Czechia, V4 reports

A 41 year old passenger of a bus is praised as a hero after he jumped into the driver’s seat after the driver fainted. About 50 people were on a motorway in the Czech Republic, driving at full speed, when the driver felt ill and fainted. The vehicle drifted back and forth on the motorway with 50...

Balkans 26.05.19 | 12:58

Macedonian drove his bus into an overpass in Plovdiv, sheared it in half

Two Macedonian bus drivers were lucky to escape with their lives as they rammed their bus into an overpass near the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. Only the two were in the bus at the time of the accident. No serious injuries were reported, but the damage is significant. The driver apparently disregarded...

Macedonia 25.02.19 | 12:13

Two bus passengers remain in critical condition

Two passengers injured in the horrific bus crash on the Skopje – Tetovo highway remain in critical condition, hospital sources say. Fifteen people were killed in the crash on February 13th, when a bus carrying employees, students and passengers from the capital Skopje to Gostivar slid off the highway...

Macedonia 18.02.19 | 15:03

VMRO-DPMNE reveals abuse in the Interior Ministry which may have contributed to the lethal bus crash

VMRO-DPMNE today revealed that the AMZ facility which conducts the mandatory annual mechanical tests for vehicles in Gostivar, had received a ban and was supposed to close down due to violations, but the ban was quickly reversed by the Interior Ministry. This is the testing station which gave the green...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 13:38

Four patients remain critical, doctors fighting to save a young woman’s leg

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce informed on Friday that four patients who survived the Karpalak bus crash on Wednesday remain in critical condition. Two of them have serious head injuries and are breathing through respirators. Two more turned to the worse overnight due to internal injuries, and were...

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