Service Disruptions

Temporary Service Disruptions

Based on current staffing levels, a limited number of trips will be reinstated starting Monday, November 21, 2022. A number of additional Halifax Transit conventional bus trips will remain cancelled until further notice.

All riders are encouraged to check the table below for a list of planned cancellations. Halifax Transit will make every effort to share additional service disruptions as timely as possible.

Note: Trips that are cancelled are automatically removed from Halifax Transit's real-time GTFS feed. Any applications that utilize Halifax Transit's real-time GTFS feed will not include or display cancelled trips. Therefore, any applications utilizing Halifax Transit's real-time GTFS feed will have the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding cancelled trips.

Planned Service Cancellations

A list of all conventional bus trips cancelled beginning November 21, 2022 and continuing until further notice due to staffing availability. Last updated: November 18, 2022
Route Name Direction Leaving Time Status
Route Name Direction Leaving Time Status
3 Crosstown to Lacewood Terminal Marketplace & Bancroft 6:30 AM Cancelled
6A Woodside to Woodside Ferry Terminal Bridge Terminal 6:03 PM Cancelled
6A Woodside to Bridge Terminal Woodside Ferry Terminal 6:25 PM Cancelled
8 Sackville to Bedford - Halifax Sackville Terminal 6:30 AM Cancelled
10 Dalhousie to Lemarchant & University Micmac Terminal 7:42 AM Cancelled
10 Dalhousie to Raymoor & Main Lemarchant & University 4:13 PM
5:02 PM
Cancelled
10 Dalhousie to Bridge Terminal Raymoor & Main 5:13 PM
5:27 PM
6:09 PM
Cancelled
41 Dartmouth - Dalhousie to Bridge Terminal Lemarchant & University 8:27 AM
3:57 PM
Cancelled
51 Windmill to Bridge Terminal Princess Margaret & Kilkee Gate 6:22 AM Cancelled
51 Windmill to Bridge Terminal Joseph Zatzman & Topple 7:20 AM Cancelled
51 Windmill to Ocean Breeze - Burnside Bridge Terminal 6:10 AM
6:55 AM
Cancelled
53 Highfield to Alderney Gate Highfield Terminal 8:07 AM Cancelled
53 Highfield to Highfield Terminal Alderney Gate 8:35 AM Cancelled
54 Montebello to Breeze & Castleton Bridge Terminal 4:01 PM
5:30 PM
Cancelled
54 Montebello to Bridge Terminal Breeze & Castleton 4:43 PM
6:06 PM
Cancelled
55 Port Wallace to Port Wallace Bridge Terminal 6:16 AM
7:16 AM
5:46 PM
Cancelled
55 Port Wallace to Bridge Terminal Charles Keating & Waverley 6:40 AM
7:41 AM
6:14 PM
Cancelled
57 Portland Estates to Penhorn Terminal Portland Hills Terminal 8:00 AM Cancelled
57 Portland Estates to Portland Hills Terminal Penhorn Terminal 8:14 AM Cancelled
58 Woodlawn to Penhorn Terminal Portland Hills Terminal 5:55 AM Cancelled
58 Woodlawn to Portland Hills Terminal Penhorn Terminal 6:37 AM Cancelled
59 Colby to Cole Harbour & Cumberland Portland Hills Terminal 5:36 AM
6:20 PM
Cancelled
62 Grahams Grove to Gaston Road Turning Loop Bridge Terminal 6:09 AM
7:09 AM
Cancelled
62 Grahams Grove to Bridge Terminal Gaston Road Turning Loop 6:35 AM
7:35 AM
Cancelled
65 Caldwell to Astral & Grenadier Portland Hills Terminal 5:56 AM Cancelled
67 Baker to Woodside Terminal Micmac Terminal 6:35 AM Cancelled
67 Baker to Micmac Terminal Woodside Terminal 7:09 AM Cancelled
68 Cherry Brook to Cherry Brook Montague & Main 5:41 AM Cancelled
68 Cherry Brook to Cherry Brook Portland Hills Terminal 6:55 AM Cancelled
85 Millwood to Sackville Terminal Millwood Drive 6:34 PM Cancelled
86 Beaver Bank to Sackville Terminal Beaver Bank Road 5:57 PM Cancelled
87 Sackville-Dartmouth to Sackville Terminal Bridge Terminal 4:43 PM Cancelled
87 Sackville-Dartmouth to Bridge Terminal Sackville Terminal 5:40 PM Cancelled
127 Cowie Hill Express to Cowie Hill Summer (QEII Health Sciences) 4:36 PM Cancelled
135 Flamingo Express to Robie & University Bedford Hwy opposite MSVU 7:18 AM Cancelled
135 Flamingo Express to Bedford Hwy opposite MSVU Robie & University 4:13 PM Cancelled
136 Farnham Gate Express to Robie & University Wentworth & Dunbrack 7:09 AM
7:23 AM
Cancelled
137 Clayton Park Express to Robie & University Regency Park & Lacewood 7:42 AM Cancelled
138 Parkland Express to Robie & University Dunbrack & Wentworth 6:59 AM Cancelled
158 Woodlawn Express to Robie & University Portland Hills Terminal 6:55 AM Cancelled
158 Woodlawn Express to Portland Hills Terminal Robie & University 3:37 PM Cancelled
159 Colby Express to Robie & University Cole Harbour & Cumberland 5:41 AM Cancelled
159 Colby Express to Cole Harbour & Cumberland Robie & University 5:40 PM Cancelled
165 Caldwell Express to Robie & University Astral & Grenadier 6:04 AM Cancelled
168A Auburn Express to Robie & University Hillsboro & Highway 7 6:07 AM Cancelled
168B Cherry Brook Express to Robie & University Cherry Brook & Highway 7 7:21 AM Cancelled
178 Mount Edward Express to Woodside Ferry Terminal Gregory & Flying Cloud 7:02 AM
8:02 AM
Cancelled
179 Cole Harbour Express to Woodside Ferry Terminal Cole Harbour & Cumberland 8:34 AM Cancelled
179 Cole Harbour Express to Cumberland & Cole Harbour Woodside Ferry Terminal 4:54 PM
5:54 PM
Cancelled
186 Beaver Bank to Beaverbank Road Summer (QEII Health Sciences) 4:37 PM Cancelled

Temporary Stop Relocation

Start date:  September 9, 2021
End date:  Approx March 2023

Route affected: 1

Please be advised that effective September 9, 2021, the following stop will be temporarily relocated for approximately 18 months:

 Oxford St After North St (7411)

The stop will be relocated ahead 95m to Oxford St at Civic 2663, after Seaforth St.

 

Cogswell District - Detour Route 2 & 84

Location: Northbound ramp from Cogswell Street to Barrington Street in the Cogswell District.

 Date: Effective Monday, March 28, 2022

Routes Affected: 2 Fairview and 84 Glendale

Halifax Transit will be detouring outbound only on Routes 2 and 84. Stop 6590 Duke St Before Albemarle St. will be closed to service for both routes.

For passengers on Route 2, passengers who normally use Stop 6590 are directed to Stop 6087 - Barrington St At Scotia Square Bay 1 on the harbour side of the road (opposite Scotia Square), in order to travel in the direction of Lacewood Terminal.

Route 84 to Sackville Terminal will continue to depart from Scotia Square in its regular location but will travel via George St. and Upper Water St., instead of turning right onto Duke St. Passengers who normally use Stop 6590 are directed to Stop 6108 - Barrington St At Scotia Square Bay 3, on the Scotia Square side of the road, to travel in the direction of Sackville Terminal

In addition, Route 84 will now serve stop 6733 George St Before Hollis St. for outbound passengers.

 

A map showing an aerial view of Cogswell District and the closed northbound ramp to Barrington St.

The northbound ramp from Cogswell St to Barrington St will be closed effective March 28, 2022

An aerial map of the Cogswell District showing the detour routing for vehicular traffic, including Route 84 Glendale

Detour routing for Route 84 Glendale to Sackville Terminal

Cogswell District - Detour Route 320, 330, 370

Location: Cogswell Street from Brunswick Street to Barrington Street inbound ramp in the Cogswell District (see map #1)
 
Date: Effective Thursday, April 28, 2022 to December 31, 2023
 
Routes Affected: 320, 330, and 370
 
In support of the Cogswell District project, the south side of Cogswell Street between Brunswick Street and the Barrington Street inbound ramp will be closed for approximately 20 months. 

During this time, Routes 320, 330, and 370 will  serve the stop Duke St before Albemarle St stop (9061). The stop on Albemarle St after Duke St will remain closed and out of service.

 

Aerial map showing the area around Scotia Square.

The stop on Albemarle St after Duke St is closed. Passengers are advised to use Stop 9061.

Cogswell District - Road Closure - Barrington St.

Date: Effective Monday, November 14 until approx. Mid-December 2022

Routes Affected:
Inbound: 1, 2, 5, 10, 29, 41, 84, 93, 158, 159, 161, 165, 168A, 168B, 182, 183, 185, 186, 370
Outbound: 84

The primary lanes of Barrington Street running north and south through the Cogswell interchange south of Cornwallis Street will be closed until a by-pass road opens in mid-December. 

Bus routes will detour as follows:

Routes 1, 2, 5, 10, 29, 41, 84, 93, 158, 159, 161, 165, 168A, 168B, 182, 183, 185, 186, 370 Inbound
BARRINGTON ST (SE)
L-UPPER WATER ST
S-BARRINGTON ST.

Route 84 Outbound
BARRINGTON ST
L-GEORGE ST
S-UPPER WATER ST
R-BARRINGTON ST

 

In addition, the following impacts to bus stops in the area will occur:

  • Stop Barrington St After Cornwallis St (6125) southbound will remain closed.
  • Stop Barrington St Before Cornwallis St (6104) southbound will be relocated slightly to the north.
  • Stop Barrington St After Upper Water St (6089) northbound will be closed. 
  • Stop Upper Water St Before Valour Way (8414) northbound on Upper Water Street before Valour Way will reopen.
  • Stop Upper Water St After Valour Way (8413) southbound after Valour Way will remain closed.
Aerial view of Barrington St and Cornwallis St

Detour and stop closures in effect on Barrington St at Cornwallis St

Construction - Stop 8035

Date: Wednesday, November 2, for approximately three weeks 

Routes Affected: 5, 6A, 6B, 6C

Due to construction on Portland Street, stop Portland St After Canal St (8035) is temporarily closed. A temporary stops is available by Maitland Street.

Road Closure - Wyse Road

Date: Effective Monday, November 7 2022 until further notice

Routes Affected: 3 & 53

Due to Halifax Water upgrades to storm water and wastewater infrastructure, Wyse Rd. from Symonds St. to Boland Rd. will be closed as of 7 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2022 until further notice. Routes 3 & 53 will be on detour as follows:

Route 3 – Outbound
FROM VICTORIA RD 
R-BOLAND RD
L-WYSE RD

Route 3 – Inbound
FROM WYSE RD 
R-BOLAND RD
L-VICTORIA RD

Route 53 – Outbound 
FROM WYSE RD 
R-BOLAND RD
L-VICTORIA RD
R-ALBRO LK RD

Route 53 – Inbound 
FROM ALBRO LK RD 
L-VICTORIA RD
R-BOLAND RD
L-WYSE RD

Stop Closure - 6179

Date: Effective Monday, November 7, 2022 until approximately January 2023

Routes Affected: 21, 123

Starting Monday, November 7, 2022,  stop St Margarets Bay Rd Before Shepherd’s Run (6179) will be closed. Passengers on Routes 21 and 123 are directed to a temporary stop, which will be located at the Irving station ~100m ahead. This stop closure facilitates the development of a subdivision. 

Detour - Bedford Hwy to Joseph Howe Dr

Date: Wednesday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Routes Affected: 2, 3, 8, 91

Due to construction on the ramp leading from the Bedford Hwy inbound to Joseph Howe Dr., the Routes 2, 3, 8 & 91 will be on detour between
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays from Wednesday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

Route 2 Inbound from Main Ave
R – Titus St
S – Alma Cr
L – Dutch Village Rd
L – Joseph Howe Dr
R – Bedford Hwy

Route 3 Inbound from Lacewood Dr
S – Titus St
S – Alma Cr
L – Dutch Village Rd
R – Joseph Howe Dr

Route 8 Inbound from Bedford Hwy
R – Main Ave
L – Titus St
S – Alma Cr
L – Dutch Village Rd
R – Joseph Howe Dr

Route 91 Inbound from Bedford Hwy
R – Main Ave
L – Titus St
S – Alma Cr
L – Dutch Village Rd
R – Joseph Howe Dr

The following impacts to bus stops will occur:

  • Main Ave After Titus St (7166)
    Stop remains open but passengers on Routes 2 and 3 will be directed to previous stops.
     
  • Main Ave After Ford St (7163)
    Stop remains open but passengers on Routes 2 and 3 will be directed to previous stops.
     
  • Fairview Overpass After Main Ave (6644)
    Stop will be closed. Passengers are directed to stop Joseph Howe Dr After Dutch Village Rd (6982)

Detour - Dartmouth Tree Lighting

Date: December 3, 2022

Routes Affected: 54, 55, 62

Please be advised that due to the Dartmouth Tree Lighting event at Sullivan's Pond, Routes 54, 55 & 62 will be on detour on Saturday December 3 from 4 - 7 p.m.

Route 54, 55 Inbound
CRICHTON AVE (S)
R-CRICHTON PARK RD
L-THISTLE ST
R-BRIDGE TERMINAL

Route 54, 55 Outbound
BRIDGE TERMINAL
L-THISTLE ST
R-CRICHTON PARK RD
L-CRICHTON AVE

Route 62 Inbound
SINCLAIR ST (SW)
L-HAWTHORNE ST
R-PORTLAND ST
L-ALDERNEY DR

Route 62 Outbound
ALDERNEY DR (NE)
R-PORTLAND ST
L-HAWTHORNE ST
R-SINCLAIR ST

Construction - Highfield Park Drive

Date: Monday, November 28 until Friday, December 2, 2022

Routes Affected: 3, 64, 72

Due to construction, stop Highfield Park Dr At Civic 60 (6920) will be closed from Monday, November 28 until Friday, December 2, 2022, between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. A temporary stop will be available at the previous utility pole. 
 

Road Closure - Spring Garden Road 

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022

Routes Affected: 1, 8, 9A, 9B, 10, 123, 127, 182, 183, 185, 186, 194, 196

Due to the Shopping Under the Stars open street event,  Spring Garden Road will be closed from Queen Street to South Park Street, between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.  on Friday, December 2, 2022.

The above bus routes will detour as follows:

Routes 1, 8, 9A, 9B, 123, 127, 182, 183, 185, 186, 194, 196 (Outbound)
FROM SPRING GARDEN RD
L-QUEEN ST
R-MORRIS ST
R-SOUTH PARK ST
L-SPRING GARDEN RD

Routes 1, 8, 9A, 9B, 123, 127, 182, 183, 185, 186, 194, 196 (Inbound)
FROM SPRING GARDEN RD
R-SOUTH PARK ST
L-MORRIS ST
L-QUEEN ST
R-SPRING GARDEN RD

Routes 10 (Outbound)
FROM SPRING GARDEN RD
L-QUEEN ST

R-MORRIS ST
L-SOUTH PARK ST

Routes 10 (Inbound)
FROM SOUTH PARK ST
R - Morris St
L - Queen St
R - Spring Garden Rd

Stop Closure - 7095

Date: Effective Wednesday, November 23, 2022 until approximately Wednesday, November 30

Routes Affected: 29, 93

Starting Wednesday, November 23, 2022,  stop Lady Hammond Rd before Basinview Dr. (7095) will be closed. Passengers on Routes 29 and 93 are directed to a temporary stop, which will be located just before the normal stop location.

Detour - Intersection of King St & Queen St

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022

Routes Affected: 53, 54, 55, 62

Due to construction at the intersection of King St and Queen St, the Routes 53, 54, 55, & 62 will be on detour between 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022.

Route 53 Inbound/Outbound
FROM ALDERNEY
L – Portland St
R – King St
R – Alderney Dr
Continue straight on Alderney Dr

Routes 54, 55, 62 Inbound to Bridge Terminal
Continue straight on Ochterloney St
L – Alderney Dr

Routes 54, 55, 62 Outbound
FROM ALDERNEY
L – Portland St
R – King St
R – Alderney Dr
R – Ochterloney St

The following impacts to bus stops will occur:

  • Alderney Dr Before Prince St (6028)
    Passengers are directed to Stop 6029, across the street.
     
  • Opposite Alderney Gate Ferry Terminal Bay 1 (6030)
    Stop remains open, but passengers on Routes 54, 55, & 62 inbound to Bridge Terminal are directed to a temporary stop on Ochterloney St near Alderney Dr.
     
  • King St After Portland St (7058)
    Stop will be closed. Passengers are directed to stop Opposite Alderney Gate Ferry Terminal Bay 1 (6030).
     
  • King St Before Ochterloney St (7059)
    Stop will be closed. Passengers are directed to stop Opposite Alderney Gate Ferry Terminal Bay 1 (6030).

Stop Closure - 6286

Date: Effective Saturday, December 3, 2022

Routes Affected: 8, 39, 90, 91, 93

On Saturday, December 3, 2022,  from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 11:00 a.m. stop Bedford Highway Before Seton Rd (6286) will be closed. Passengers on Routes 3, 39, 90, 91, and 93 are directed to the next closest stop available.