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Repeated rock attacks force Metro to cut more bus services to Hobart's northern suburbs

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Rock attacks force Metro to cut more services to Hobart's north. Image / Pulse

More Metro services have been banned from venturing into Hobart’s northern suburbs as “recurring” and “dangerous” incidents of rock-throwing at buses continue.

Metro say the ongoing suspension of evening services into Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove will now be extended “until further notice”.


From Monday, changes will be made to several Metro routes, including number 522, which will end at Cove Hill Fair and routes 530, X30 and 696, which will start and finish at Old Beach after 5pm.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding as we take this step to protect the safety of our drivers and customers,” a Metro spokesperson said.

Damaged Metro buses after making a trip into Gagebrook. Image / Supplied

“If you are looking to travel north of Old Beach, we recommend catching route 520, X20, 522 services to get you as close to your destination as is possible with these restrictions in place.”

The changes have resulted in some adjustments to impacted routes, the details of which Metro says are available on the Metro website or by contacting their customer service team.

Tasmania Police are currently investigating multiple incidents involving bus drivers in the Bridgewater area, including a recent incident on Tuesday that left a driver shaken and caused significant damage to a bus windshield.

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