Fung Wah Barred From Operating At South Station

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The Fung Wah discount bus service from New York to Boston has been shut down after the Boston area's transit authority barred it from operating out of a city bus terminal until further notice.

On Tuesday, federal regulators ordered Fung Wah's entire fleet of 28 buses off the road for safety inspections after Massachusetts inspectors found problems, including cracked frames.

But Fung Wah continued to operate using chartered vehicles and three buses that passed inspection.

On Wednesday, the service was shut down, following a letter dated Monday from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The letter said the agency was suspending Fung Wah's right to operate at South Station, citing safety issues.

A woman who answered the phone at Fung Wah's New York office confirmed the service was not running.

This article was originally published on February 27, 2013.

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