Trans­port firm’s alarm puz­zle

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - NEWS -

Bus driv­ers wait­ing for pas­sen­gers in a town cen­tre high street are be­ing left baf­fled by a mys­tery alarm.

Video footage cap­tured in Maid­stone shows one bus driver who had trou­ble find­ing a way to si­lence the alarm, which be­gins sound­ing while the bus is sta­tion­ary.

Dozens of Ar­riva buses pass through the High Street, and the alarm in ques­tion has been heard sound­ing mul­ti­ple times each day.

It some­times lasts for more than 20 sec­onds.

It is not yet known why the alarm be­gins and why driv­ers have such a hard time shut­ting it off.

It is be­lieved the nui­sance alarm af­fects only the newer 17-plate fleet of Ar­riva’s buses.

Ar­riva was con­tacted for a com­ment and was aware of the is­sue but would not ex­plain the cause of the noise.

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