We’ll never get there! Due to a detour, an early morning Croatia Bus from Split to Zagreb went astray yesterday, and passengers were on the edge of their nerves. “We’ve gotten lost ten times, and I’m afraid we will end up in the sea!” one outraged passenger reported from the lost vehicle.
“It is 9:40, and we should have arrived at our destination by now, but we are 300 kilometers from Zagreb. Your drivers demonstrate an inadequate, irresponsible and disinterested approach to their jobs. Worst of all, they don’t even help each other solve problems. We’ve gotten lost at least ten times so far!”
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Angry Croatia Bus Passenger Gave Location Updates
The angry passenger, one of many who was extremely late to his destination, wrote to the management of Croatia Bus. He left yesterday morning at 4:30am on the bus from Split to Zagreb, and as things stood at 9:40am, they would not arrive until 1pm, according to Slobodna Dalmacija on January 20, 2020.
The Croatia Bus drivers were forced to take a detour due to the bura (or bora, which is an extremely high Adriatic coastal wind), which closed the section of the A1 motorway between Posedarje and Sveti Rok for all vehicles except passenger cars. All others, including buses, were diverted to state roads via Gračac, Obrovac and Karin.
Maslenica Bridge Closed 10 Cumulative Months Since 2008
TCN has written about the frequent closures of this section of the A1 motorway due to high winds, which frequently make crossing the Maslenica Bridge unsafe for most, if not all vehicles. This section of motorway, which includes the Maslenica Bridge, has been closed for 10 cumulative months since 2008 due to unsafe winds.
“As Sveti Rok tunnel was closed, we exited the motorway and the drivers veered onto the Adriatic highway towards Karlobag. We almost reached Sveta Marija Magdalena! There, the drivers turned back after they were informed that the road was closed. We’ve turned around, and what do you think happened next?” wrote the dumbfounded passenger.
Posedarje – Crvka Sveta Marija Magdelena – Skradin – Karin – Gračac | Four Hour Detour Route
After Heading Toward Karlobag, Croatia Bus Goes to Skradin
“To Skradin, yes, you heard right – Skradin just above Šibenik, and 90 kilometers from Split, our departure station. Now we’re finally driving to Zagreb, and we’re around Karin. There is a lot more I could write, but I’m afraid we’ll get lost again, I don’t know which direction we’ll head next time, maybe we’ll end up overseas,” seethed the furious passenger.
His story was confirmed to at the traffic office of Croatia Bus later that morning. At that time, they verified that the bus was somewhere around Gračac, which was 250 kilometers away from Zagreb. The Croatia Bus official acknowledged to that the drivers couldn’t find their bearings after being sent off on a detour before Sveti Rok tunnel, so they went the wrong direction (several times).
Croatia Bus was asked if passengers, many of whom certainly had to be in Zagreb yesterday morning due to urgent obligations, would be compensated. Because who else would take a bus at 4:30 in the morning? An employee of Croatia Bus recommended contacting their legal team.
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