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Natal Day weekend transit service


Wednesday, August 1, 2012 (Halifax, NS) – Metro Transit is pleased to offer extended Alderney ferry service during the upcoming Natal Day weekend, to accommodate citizens attending various Natal Day celebrations.

Alderney Ferry Service

Saturday, August 4:
6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
12 p.m. – 12 a.m. (every 15 minutes)
12 a.m. – 1 a.m.* (every 30 minutes)

Sunday, August 5:
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
12 p.m. – 9 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
9 p.m. – 12 a.m.** (every 30 minutes)

Monday, August 6:
7 a.m. – 12 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.** (every 30 minutes)

*last trip departs Halifax Ferry Terminal at 12:45 a.m.
**last trip departs Halifax Ferry Terminal at 11:45 p.m.

The Woodside Ferry will not be in operation on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, as per its regular schedule.


Bus Service

Saturday, August 4:
Regular Saturday service

Sunday, August 5:
Regular Sunday service

Monday, August 6:
• Conventional bus, Access-A-Bus, and Beaver Bank Community Transit service will operate on holiday service schedules;
• MetroX #320 Airport/Fall River route will operate on Sunday service; and
• MetroLink, MetroX #330 Tantallon, and Porter’s Lake and Sambro Community Transit will not be in service as per their regular schedules.



A number of bus route detours will be required throughout the Natal Day weekend to accommodate various Natal Day events, parades and Macdonald Bridge closures. Detailed detours are available online at or by calling 490-4000.

Passengers should anticipate minor delays throughout the weekend as a result of buses required to detour via the MacKay Bridge.

For more information on bus and ferry schedules, visit

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Tiffany Chase
HRM Communications
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