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Halifax Transit's next phase of ramping up bus service starts Monday

Also, Halifax Transit has increased ferry capacity from 40 passengers per trip to 50 passengers per trip
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Inside a Halifax Transit bus (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
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The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. 

As the province moves through its recovery phases, Halifax Transit will be increasing service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines. 

The following changes will go into effect on Monday, June 22:

Buses

  • The following routes will return to regular weekday service: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 14, 21, 28, 29, 39, 51, 53, 56, 58, 60, 61, 66, 68, 72, and 87
  • Regular service on routes 123 and 135 will be restored
  • Additional weekday trips will be added to routes 330 and 370

For more information visit halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus.   

Ferries

  • Beginning today, Halifax Transit will increase ferry capacity from 40 passengers per trip to 50 passengers per trip. Passengers are asked to monitor physical distancing and should avoid positioning themselves immediately next to other passengers. 

There are no scheduling adjustments for ferries at this time. The Alderney Ferry will continue to operate at a 30 minute frequency from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. The Woodside Ferry will continue to operate at a 30 minute frequency during peak period on weekdays only. 

Additional trips may be added to accommodate overloads in certain areas. Updates will be shared via @hfxtransit on twitter and at halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus

Please note: Service levels will continue to be adjusted as public health directives change. Changes will be implemented as quickly as possible but often require substantial lead time. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

As service levels increase and the volume of passengers grows, we recognize there will be challenges to maintaining physical distancing on buses and ferries. In support of public health recommendations, we are strongly encouraging all Halifax Transit riders to wear masks when possible. Those who are feeling ill should not use any transit service until their health returns to normal. 

Fare collection remains suspended until further notice. 

For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.
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