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October 11, 2013

logoelementNew Historical Panels officially unveiled at Dartmouth’s Bridge Terminal

HRM Regional Councillor Gloria McCluskey, local historians and staff of HRM gathered at the Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth to officially unveil six new historical panels that will be a permanent fixture of the transit hub.

There are two sets of three panels that highlight the history of transit services in the municipality and the other set that highlight the history of the Dartmouth Common.  The Bridge Terminal rests on the Dartmouth Common and both pieces endeavour to respect the important part that both transit services and common lands play in the day-to-day lives of residents of the municipality past, present and future.

Local historians played a crucial role in providing the images and context that went into these displays.  Historians Paul Legere and Don Arts were involved in the development of the three transit-related panels, while Colette Bishop-Greene researched the Dartmouth Commons piece and the Dartmouth Heritage Museum provided images for the displays.

If you are in the area of the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal, please take a moment to view these new additions to HRM’s busiest transit terminal.

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February 1, 2013

logoelement  Bridge Terminal Bay Changes

Effective on February 25th, 2013, Metro Transit will be making several adjustments to the layout of bays at the new Bridge Terminal.  The changes will allow for a more structured system and easier way finding experience for new and existing passengers.

View the new Bridge Terminal layout

View the new Bridge Terminal brochure

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November 23, 2012

logoelement New Retail Kiosk at the Bridge Terminal

Beginning on Friday, November 23, construction will begin on the retail kiosk inside the new Bridge Terminal.

For the convenience of our passengers, "On-Route Convenience" will be open 6 a.m. until midnight, with transit tickets and passes available for purchase, as well as other amenities, such as newspapers, snacks, etc.

Passengers can expect minor construction debris around the area until the kiosk is completed in late December. 

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New Bridge Terminal Now Open

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The new Metro Transit Bridge Terminal

Welcome to your new Bridge Terminal, featuring a fully accessible, climate-controlled passenger waiting area, public washrooms, onsite bicycle storage, and improved customer information displays.

Bridge Terminal Layout To PDF Acrobat Tips

Beautifully designed, the terminal also features a landscaped green roof, providing upper level accessible pedestrian connection from Thistle and Nantucket streets to the terminal below.

 

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View from Nantucket Ave. pedestrian connection

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Posted September 19/12

logoelement Bridge Terminal Site Tour

On Wednesday, September12, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova Scotia, Becky Kent, MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage, and His Worship Peter Kelly, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, toured the new Bridge Terminal, scheduled to open Monday, October 1.

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(Left to right) The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova Scotia; Terry Gallagher, Manager, Facility Development, Infrastructure and Asset Management, HRM; and Mayor Peter Kelly.

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(Left to right) Eddie Robar, Director, Metro Transit; Mayor Peter Kelly; Laughie Rutt, Diversity Consultant, HRM; The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova Scotia

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(Left to right) Mayor Peter Kelly; the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova Scotia; and Becky Kent, MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage

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Bridge Terminal, September 2012

 

Investment in transportation has been a key focus area of Regional Council over the past several years as part of its vision to provide citizens with an affordable, efficient and sustainable public transit system.

The construction of the new $14.7 million Bridge Terminal is integral to meeting this objective and will provide much improved onsite amenities, accessibility, security, and overall customer experience, including:

  • 16 accessible bus bays, enabling all passengers to board from the platform, significantly improving onsite accessibility and safety of passengers boarding and disembarking.
  • Fully enclosed, climate-controlled, passenger waiting area with space for a visitor kiosk, public washrooms, improved customer information displays, and onsite bicycle storage.
  • Increased safety and security through onsite security personnel, remote access security cameras, and thinning of surrounding underbrush for increased site visibility.
  • Accessible pedestrian bridge connecting Thistle and Nantucket streets to the terminal, with a landscaped green roof.
  • Building designed to meet LEED Silver specifications through various architectural and environmental features including the green roof.

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Posted September 11/12

logoelement Bridge Terminal opening moved to October 1

 

The new Bridge Terminal opening has bee moved to Monday, October 1 to allow completion of outstanding work onsite including the accessible pedestrian bridge which enables upper level access to the terminal and interior building details, to ensure all permits are in place, and to allow time for the terminal to be properly commissioned. News release.

 

GoTime will continue to report scheduled time only until the new Bridge Terminal opens, and Google Transit continues to show the terminal at its new location, as the GPS coordinates for the terminal were pre-loaded for the original opening date of August 27.

HRM and Metro Transit regret any inconvenience to customers as a result of this delay.

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logoelement Construction photos - July 23, 2012

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

 

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

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Photo: Courtesy of Karl Webber

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logoelement Archived Information on the Bridge Terminal Project