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Metro Transit Bridge Terminal opening moved to Monday, October 1



Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (Halifax, NS) - The new Metro Transit Bridge Terminal opening will be moved to Monday, October 1 due to ongoing construction delays.

A decision was made by HRM staff today that the terminal cannot be ready and commissioned in time for the planned opening date of September 17.

“A second delay is regrettable and we apologize for any inconvenience to Metro Transit customers who have been patiently waiting for this improved facility,” said Metro Transit Director Eddie Robar. “We know this terminal will be worth the wait.”

This delay is required to complete the accessible pedestrian bridge which enables upper level access to the terminal, to complete outstanding interior building details, to ensure all permits are in place, and to allow time for the terminal to be properly commissioned.

“Accessibility is one of the features we are most proud of in this new terminal and we want to ensure all Metro Transit passengers are able to fully use the terminal on opening day,” said Terry Gallagher, HRM’s Manager of Facility Development.

The Bridge Terminal is Metro Transit’s busiest terminal, serving over 23,000 passengers each weekday. Once complete, the new terminal will feature 16 bus bays, public washrooms, enhanced safety and security features, and a climate controlled passenger waiting area with customer information displays. Originally, the terminal was to open on Monday, August 27.

The total cost to build the new terminal is $14.7 million, including the original construction tender award to Pomerleau and other expenditures on consultant fees, interior fixtures, furniture and equipment, exterior seating and shelters, landscaping, mobility features, construction allowances, and CCTV security technology.

GoTime will continue to report scheduled time only until the new Bridge Terminal opens, as the GPS coordinates for the terminal were pre-loaded for August 27.

Please note: HRM Corporate Communications is finalizing arrangements for a site visit for media and will send a further advisory once date and time are confirmed.


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Shaune MacKinlay

Manager, Public Affairs

Halifax Regional Municipality





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