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Passengers slept on broken down Megabus before transported to Indiana Hardees

Police had the bus towed and all the passengers were taken to the Hardees at exit 0 in Jeffersonville. Police had the bus towed and all the passengers were taken to the Hardees at exit 0 in Jeffersonville.
According to Ivan Valcsarenghi, who put his two daughters on the Megabus to return to school in Nashville, the passengers spent the night on the bus with no heat or water. According to Ivan Valcsarenghi, who put his two daughters on the Megabus to return to school in Nashville, the passengers spent the night on the bus with no heat or water.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Passengers on a Megabus this weekend experienced quite a longer trip than they expected.

The bus was originally scheduled to leave Chicago with 63 people on board at 1:30 Friday. Due to inclement weather conditions, the bus left five hours late. At midnight around Memphis, Indiana the bus experienced some mechanical issues and was forced to pull to the side of the road.

The driver attempted to get in contact with another bus, however, was unable to due to the late hour.

According to Ivan Valcsarenghi, who put his two daughters on the Megabus to return to school in Nashville, the passengers spent the night on the bus with no heat or water. Police had the bus towed and all the passengers were taken to the Hardees at exit 0 in Jeffersonville.

"We apologize for the delay and the inconvenience to our customers," said Mike Alvich, the vice president of marketing and public relations for Megabus. "In 8 years Megabus has safely carried 30 million people. The weather conditions and the late hour created unusual circumstances."

All the customers will receive refunds and a ticket for a future trip. Megabus also paid for anything purchased at the Hardees by the passengers during their wait.

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