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Yeah? And things break down. Nothings perfect, they got another bus and where on there way. At least they got to get out of the bus and walk around. Try being stuck on an airplane stuck on the tarmac and not being able to get off the plane for 6+ hours with no A/C and no food or water.

 

Things happen, break downs occur. Now grant you if the bus was poorly maintauin, that's a diffent story.

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1 hour ago, MCIBUS said:

Yeah? And things break down. Nothings perfect, they got another bus and where on there way. At least they got to get out of the bus and walk around. Try being stuck on an airplane stuck on the tarmac and not being able to get off the plane for 6+ hours with no A/C and no food or water.

 

Things happen, break downs occur. Now grant you if the bus was poorly maintauin, that's a diffent story.

Now if the bus was poorly maintained? Did you miss which forum you are in?

 

Actually just saw an article that Greyhound is paying 2 or 3 times the other bus companies to insure its buses because of their old age and very poor Maintanance practices. It’s behind a pay wall or I would link to it. So they do have a much higher failure rate than comparable services. 

 

As for planes... I’ll pass... I’m afraid of heights...

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Demonstrating that very high failure rate...

 

Some poor guy traveling from Florida to CDL school in Iowa (CRST maybe?) had his first bus break down near Atlanta, then the bus that replaced it broke down in Chattanooga and then the third bus broke down on its way to rescue the rescue bus... good grief...

 

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40848865/three-dozen-greyhound-passengers-stranded-for-hours-in-chattanooga

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On 7/30/2019 at 9:32 AM, ns8401 said:

Demonstrating that very high failure rate...

 

Some poor guy traveling from Florida to CDL school in Iowa (CRST maybe?) had his first bus break down near Atlanta, then the bus that replaced it broke down in Chattanooga and then the third bus broke down on its way to rescue the rescue bus... good grief...

 

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40848865/three-dozen-greyhound-passengers-stranded-for-hours-in-chattanooga

That story references Greyhound Bus 1188 - Is that by any chance a former G4500 from Canada?  18 year old bus.

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6 hours ago, Michel said:

That story references Greyhound Bus 1188 - Is that by any chance a former G4500 from Canada?  18 year old bus.

the author probably means RUN# 1188 or TRIP# 1188  

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Always fun to have a wreck... a Greyhound bus was involved in a wreck under an overpass in Louisiana... not looking like there were too many issues with that per se but then all of the other folks caught behind it in traffic hit each other and 8 ambulances were needed for a nearly half mile long scene...

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_e9f91f4e-b658-11e9-9cc2-b7e8b7d67a5f.html

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Good luck in finding another place to work for tha driver, Who would hire the driver after they found out he abanded his/her passengers.

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Did he hate his job so much that he just left the bus there? Usually there is another bus that meets them so the drivers swap and change direction. 

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12 hours ago, Shaun said:

Did he hate his job so much that he just left the bus there? Usually there is another bus that meets them so the drivers swap and change direction. 

It sounds like he literally walked away from the bus never to return at a rest break. This has happened before from the sheer stress of it all.

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A Greyhound passenger in Virginia stripped naked ran to the front of the bus cracked the windshield while demanding to be let off, bus driver pulls over and lets him off because he was a threat to others and the man then runs into oncoming traffic on I95 and gets hit and killed. Fun times.

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/virginia/articles/2019-08-09/naked-agitated-bus-passenger-killed-running-into-traffic

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17 injured in Kentucky when a Greyhound bus and another commercial vehicle collide... 86143 is the bus that was involved and it received some heavy damage to the right front and everyone had to be evacuated from the lift...

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A Greyhound broke down in Texas, the luggage bays wouldn’t open and people couldn’t get things like medication out, of course it was hotter than hell out. So somebody became irate and the cops were called. When the replacement bus showed up the driver said they couldn’t wait to get the luggage off and they would have to leave it behind according to some policy of Greyhounds. Not liking that answer the passengers stayed behind when the bus left and the cops worked to get the baggage doors opened and drove the 37 passengers to meet up with a bus somewhere... how can you have a rule that makes them leave their stuff under the bus and too bad we gotta go?

 

https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/officers-help-dozens-after-greyhound-bus-driver-leaves-them-stranded-in-merkel

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1 hour ago, ns8401 said:

A Greyhound broke down in Texas, the luggage bays wouldn’t open and people couldn’t get things like medication out, of course it was hotter than hell out. So somebody became irate and the cops were called. When the replacement bus showed up the driver said they couldn’t wait to get the luggage off and they would have to leave it behind according to some policy of Greyhounds. Not liking that answer the passengers stayed behind when the bus left and the cops worked to get the baggage doors opened and drove the 37 passengers to meet up with a bus somewhere... how can you have a rule that makes them leave their stuff under the bus and too bad we gotta go?

 

https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/officers-help-dozens-after-greyhound-bus-driver-leaves-them-stranded-in-merkel

There must be a manual air release to allow them to open the luggage doors. Unless that was broken also.

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8 hours ago, Shaun said:

There must be a manual air release to allow them to open the luggage doors. Unless that was broken also.

It looked like the MCI (6977 or something) was the bus in question. The regular releases on the D4505’s are to the right of the drivers foot on the front wall. I’m not sure how far back that arrangement goes, I’ve never looked at one of their 102DL3’s that closely. If that happened to me I wouldn’t know how to dump the air off of them. I can’t think of another release point.

 

 Prevost doesn’t even use an air system... they go with a simple latch and it seems to work fine. You can get electric locks but there is usually a key to override that. 

 

Speaking of 102DL3’s... yet another one went up in flames Tuesday, this time near Baltimore, MD:

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/08/23/greyhound-bus-fire-baltimore-county-maryland/

 

At this rate they’ll all burn down before they mercifully retire them...

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10 hours ago, ns8401 said:

A Greyhound broke down in Texas, the luggage bays wouldn’t open and people couldn’t get things like medication out, of course it was hotter than hell out. So somebody became irate and the cops were called. When the replacement bus showed up the driver said they couldn’t wait to get the luggage off and they would have to leave it behind according to some policy of Greyhounds. Not liking that answer the passengers stayed behind when the bus left and the cops worked to get the baggage doors opened and drove the 37 passengers to meet up with a bus somewhere... how can you have a rule that makes them leave their stuff under the bus and too bad we gotta go?

 

https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/officers-help-dozens-after-greyhound-bus-driver-leaves-them-stranded-in-merkel

If it was an MCI, driver's are trained to immediately unlock the luggage bays, no matter what the mechanical issue may be. If the bus loses a certain amount of air pressure, those doors will NEVER open...

That said "policy" only applies if the bus is in an unsafe position or if the vehicle is on fire.

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37 minutes ago, INowKnowwhY said:

If it was an MCI, driver's are trained to immediately unlock the luggage bays, no matter what the mechanical issue may be. If the bus loses a certain amount of air pressure, those doors will NEVER open...

That said "policy" only applies if the bus is in an unsafe position or if the vehicle is on fire.

It must have had something else going on with it... supposedly after 10 minutes of playing with it they got it open. 

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I was going to mention something about the luggage bay locks, they require air pressure to release them, not the other way ‘round. They’ve used that arrangement for at least the last 20 years on the D series.

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Greyhound is having its lease terminated in Detroit by the Michigan Department of Transportation effective October 13th and apparently the deadline has already been moved 3 times since Greyhound was notified in June. The State has offered to move them to the Amtrak Station in Detroit which is also MDOT Owned until a new station can be built in a few years. Greyhound is begging for an extension until the end of 2019 but MDOT claims Greyhound is taking little action to move or cooperate with MDOT. 

 

Indian Trails, which runs all of the Michigan contracted rural services has said it will immediately step in and take over Greyhounds operations if they decide to walk away from their Detroit-Chicago and Detroit-Grand Rapids / Muskegon Services. I imagine Detroit Toledo would be a part of that as well. Supposedly a developer or three has made them a sweet unsolicited offer in the rapidly gentrifying area around the station which opened in 1993 and MDOT says is not worth pouring money into modernizing at this point.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/09/12/detroit-greyhound-bus-station-demolished-new-development/2288216001/

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