Fears for future of Bristol’s Metrobus service after vandals strike again in late-night attack

The driver was left shaken up after a window was smashed

Fears that Bristol’s Metrobus system could be suspended due to late night attacks have resurfaced after another bus was targeted on the Portway.

The m1 bus, which is used by hundreds of people every week, was returning to the depot from Cribbs Causeway on Saturday night (April 9) when it was set upon by vandals.

Thankfully, the driver was not hurt, but a window was shattered in the incident.

Buses are a delicate subject in Bristol at the moment after First axed or made changes to more than 20 of its key routes in March.

Metrobus has previously addressed these incidents in a tweet, stating: “A number of journeys have had to be cancelled due to a high number of buses being vandalised over the weekend which are needing repair.”

The firm also warned that services could either be suspended or withdrawn completely if the attacks persist.

BristolWorld has contacted HCT, who operate Bristol Community Transport, for comment and is awaiting their response.