**** HRM Media Release
Public Service Announcement
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update
The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.
Beginning Monday, May 4, Halifax Transit will implement a further reduction in transit services.
The following routes will run on regular weekday schedules: 63, 64, 84, 85, 136, 185, 401, 415, 433.
The following routes will operate on their Saturday schedules on weekdays: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29, 30, 39, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 68, 72, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 320.
The following routes will have no service: 5, 11, 32, 41, 78, 79, 93, 123, 135, 137, 138, 159, 182, 183, 186, 194, 196.
Route 330 and route 370 will be reduced to three trips inbound and three trips outbound on weekdays. Visit Halifax.ca for more information.
There are no changes to weekend service. Service will continue to operate on regular Saturday and Sunday schedules.
Both the Alderney and Woodside ferries will be reduced to half hour, peak period service on weekdays. There will be no mid-day, evening or weekend service until further notice.
Alderney: Morning service to Halifax will run from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Morning service to Dartmouth will run from 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Afternoon service to Halifax will run from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Afternoon service to Dartmouth will run from 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Woodside: Morning service to Halifax will run from 6:37 a.m. to 9:07 a.m. Morning service to Woodside will run from 6:52 a.m. to 9:22 a.m. Afternoon service to Halifax will run from 3:07 p.m. to 6:07 p.m. Afternoon service to Woodside will run from 3:22 p.m. to 6:22 p.m.
Access-a-Bus service will continue to operate on its regular schedule, however passengers are asked to limit requests to essential trips only, including physician appointments, grocery needs, medical services and dialysis, and prescription retrieval.
Halifax Transit has been designated by the Province of Nova Scotia an essential service under the current provincial state of emergency. In light of this direction by the province, the municipality will continue delivering the highest level of service that can be reasonably provided – while also continuing to take steps that help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Residents are reminded that the level of transit service provided will continue to be adjusted as necessary, based on available operational resources. Transit should be used for essential travel ONLY and those who are feeling ill should not use any transit service until their health returns to normal.
With the new reduced service changes, all transit scheduling apps, the departure line, departure boards, and stop announcements will be functional and accurate.
Visit halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus for more information on the upcoming service schedule adjustments.
For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.