The drive Labasa to Savusavu services both local travellers and those who come to Vanua Levu by ferry to Savusavu. It's an interesting trip, a fairly good road, and the scenery is outstanding. Good luck with the bus company who has put another bus on the road because some of those old buses just shake and grind and shriek going up those hills! The photos are by Dave Robinson.
from Fiji Times:
New bus for north
Friday, September 16, 2011
PEOPLE travelling between Savusavu and Labasa will be able to catch a better ride beginning this week in the first ever coach bus for the Northern Dvision. This is the latest investment by bus company Dalip Chand and Sons Limited.
"This is the first coach bus for the North, and it features individual bucket seats and television," managing director Roneel Chand said.
The bus began operations two days ago departing Labasa at 9.30am and leaving Savusavu at 1pm.
Mr Chand said it was an investment worth making, especially with good road conditions. "The whole route is tarsealed and passengers will be able to enjoy their journey," he said. Mr Chand said it was important to provide proper and well-maintained buses for the public. "We don't want passengers to be deprived of a safe and comfortable journey," Mr Chand said. He added the coach bus would be available for hire. "The coach has already been reserved by a group for the weekend and its demand has grown within a day. Another call came in for hire for this weekend."