Due to a number of alleged incidents involving asylum seekers living in Ter Apel, Qbuzz will be providing a shuttle bus to transport residents of the centre to and from Emmen.
Translation by Traci White
Following a number of aggressive altercations involving residents of the AZC (asylum seekers centre) in Ter Apel, Qbuzz bus line 73 will no longer be stopping at the centre. RTV Drenthe writes that the incidents primarily involved asylum seekers from countries that have been classified as safe countries of origin, such as Turkey and Albania.
The plans for a dedicated shuttle bus were announced following a working visit by Dutch secretary of state Mark Harbers to the province. Qbuzz reached out to Harbers, who is also responsible for asylum seekers affairs, in April of last year, and additional security was provided on the bus line as an initial response.
The shuttle bus will run for a pilot period of three months, and it is not yet clear when the shuttle bus will enter service nor if it will stop anywhere else between Ter Apel and Emmen.