Friday, May 23, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – There will be no ferry service on the Alderney route Sunday, May 24, due to ongoing renovations to the Alderney Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth.
As an alternative, Metro Transit will provide bus shuttles between Alderney and Water Street, running on the same schedule as the ferry, for the duration of the work. Regular fares will be charged for this shuttle service.
Dartmouth shuttle to Halifax: The shuttle bus to Halifax will depart from the Link bus stop in front of the Alderney Gate building, southbound. A sign “Halifax Ferry Shuttle” will identify the stop as the ferry shuttle. The shuttle will depart this stop every 30 minutes starting at 11 a.m., with the last shuttle leaving for Halifax at 8 p.m.
En route to Halifax, the shuttle will travel from Alderney Drive, left on King Street, left on Queen Street, right on Alderney Drive, continue on Wyse Road, left on the Macdonald Bridge, to Barrington Street, left on George Street into the Water Street Terminal.
Halifax shuttle to Dartmouth: The shuttle to Dartmouth will depart from Ferry Boat Lane at the Water Street Terminal. A sign “Dartmouth Ferry Shuttle” will identify the stop as the ferry shuttle. The shuttle will depart from this stop every 30 minutes starting at 11:15 a.m., with the last shuttle leaving for Dartmouth at 8:15 p.m. and arriving at Alderney Gate at 8:27 p.m.
En route to Dartmouth, the shuttle will travel from Ferry Boat Lane, straight on Water Street to Cogswell Street, right on Gottingen Street, right on North Street, straight on the Macdonald Bridge, right on Wyse Road, left on Alderney Drive, to the route #54 stop.
The shuttles service any stops along the route.
These ongoing renovations to the Alderney Ferry Terminal are intended to improve traffic flow, increase the attractiveness of the terminal space and improve overall customer experience and satisfaction.
The Halifax Regional Municipality and Metro Transit apologize in advance for any inconvenience this construction may cause.