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Buses Pick Up Stranded Passengers At Fayetteville Station

Posted August 8, 2006

— Things are back on schedule after dozens of passengers were stranded at Fayetteville's bus station.

Buses were able to pick up the passengers Tuesday morning and take them to their destinations. Dozens of passengers, including children, said they have been waiting for their buses since Monday afternoon.

A few buses picked up passengers overnight, but they only had a few seats available.

Travelers said the frustration has boiled over at times with passengers yelling at bus station employees and each other.

"There are kids sleeping on the floor and people are getting hostile," said Jimmy Porter, a 82nd Airborne soldier who is traveling to New York.

A Greyhound worker told WRAL that there were not enough buses for all of the passengers.

Fayetteville police officers were called to the station overnight, but so far, there have been no arrests.

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