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Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update
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 has increased service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines.
Bus service increase – Monday, Aug. 31
- Halifax Transit bus service will return to regular schedules as of Monday, Aug. 31.
Ferry service increase – Tuesday, Sept. 8
The following adjustments will go into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
- Woodside service will increase to 15 minute frequency on weekdays at peak periods (6:37 a.m. – 9: 37 a.m. and 2:37 p.m. – 5:22 p.m.) 30 minute service will also be restored mid-day.
- Alderney service will increase to 15 minute frequency on weekdays at peak periods (6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.).
For the full schedules, visit halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus.
Access-a-Bus service levels will continue to be adjusted to meet the demand.
Passengers are reminded that as per the public health order, masks are mandatory on all Halifax Transit buses and ferries. Children under two and those with a medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Transit riders are responsible for bringing their own masks.
Halifax Transit staff will continue to hand out masks periodically, through pop-up events at select locations across the municipality. Times and locations will be announced in advance, via @hfxtransit on Twitter.
Fare collection on buses and ferries resumed on Saturday, August 1.
Those who are feeling ill are reminded not to use any transit service until their health returns to normal.
For specific Halifax Transit schedules and routes, visit halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/routes-schedules.
For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.