Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit is introducing route and schedule adjustments to bus route 56 Dartmouth Crossing, as part of the first phase of implementation of the Moving Forward Together Plan.
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 20, the new route 56 Dartmouth Crossing will provide direct service between the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and Dartmouth Crossing via Micmac Terminal to better serve the needs of riders. The new route 56 will also run longer hours into the evening, seven days a week, with service provided from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. The new route 56 will also provide two way service on Country View Drive in Dartmouth Crossing.
The new route 56 will enhance connections at the Bridge Terminal, and will operate on an adjusted 30-minute schedule to better complement the route 72 Portland Hills in Dartmouth Crossing.
Passengers should note that the new route 56 will no longer provide service between Mic Mac Terminal, Penhorn Terminal, and Portland Hills Terminal. Alternative routes from Portland Hills and Penhorn will serve this need moving forward.
The Moving Forward Together Plan, approved by Regional Council in 2016, initiated the restructuring of the Halifax Transit network and guides the implementation of service improvements over the next five years. It describes new service types, service guidelines, and performance measures, along with a network redesign.