Brisbane transport in chaos after sewage spill

By: Jason Whittaker


Drivers on Brisbane City Council inner-city services stopped work this morning after arriving at the Bowen Hills bus depot to

Drivers on Brisbane City Council inner-city services stopped work this morning after arriving at the Bowen Hills bus depot to be greeted by a sewage spill.

Rail, Tram and Bus Union spokesman Mick Layt told local media portaloos at the depot weren’t emptied over the weekend.

When drivers arrived to work at 4.30am this morning they found sewage running all over the tarmac.

Layt says the stench is "incredible".

"Apologies to people who usually get buses to work and the school kids, but no one could expect the workers to walk through that," he says.

New Farm and West End services are most affected by the drivers' stop work.

Other routes affected are the 195, 198, 199, 300, 303, 393 and the Doomben rail-bus.

The clean up began at about 8am this morning.

A spokesman from the Brisbane City Council was unsure when services would return to normal.

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