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Metro Transit Service Prepared for Holiday Parade of Lights

(Thursday, November 18, 2004) - Metro Transit has plans to provide extra service to accommodate the large crowds expected for the 2004 Holiday Parade of Lights this coming Saturday, November 20, 2004

Extra transit supervisory staff and buses will be put on standby to provide more service for the Holiday Parade of Lights. Passengers are being advised however, that despite the extra service, there will be inevitable disruptions to the transit service downtown on Saturday evening as a result of the necessary detours. There are only limited route alternatives available to Metro Transit due to the street layout in the downtown core.

After the Parade begins, between approximately 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, a number of transit routes will be making detours including the Route # 1 Spring Garden; Route # 2 Wedgewood; Route # 4 Rosedale; Route # 6 Quinpool; Route # 7 Robie & # 9 Barrington; Route # 10 Dalhousie/Westphal; Route # 18 Universities; Route # 61 Auburn/North Preston / #14 Leiblin Park; and the Route # 80 Sackville.

An additional back-up Alderney ferry will also be in operation from 4 pm - 8 pm (and possibly until later at the discretion of the ferry service), to accommodate crowds traveling from Dartmouth. The Alderney Ferry operates every half hour on Saturdays with the first boat departing Dartmouth at 6:30 am and the last ferry departing Halifax at 11:45 pm.

After the Parade concludes, Metro Transit will have extra buses and supervisors on standby to assist with returning the service back to regular routing, as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

For complete details on the transit detours and extra service people may contact the HRM Call Centre at 490-4000,or check the transit homepage at

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For more information please contact:

Lori Patterson
Public Affairs

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