Halifax Transit route 61 'Auburn-North Preston'

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61
Auburn-
North Preston

Wheelchair accessible route Bicycle rack equipped route
Portland Corridor route

Created 1980
Length (one-way) 25 km
Types of Buses Used New Flyer D40LF
Nova Bus LFS Artic
Frequencies
Mid-day/Evening 30 min.
Peak periods 15-30 min.
Late-night 60 min.
Saturday 60 min.
Sunday 60 min.

Halifax Transit route 61 'Auburn / North Preston' provides service from the community of North Preston near Westphal and the Cole Harbour/Forest Hills area to downtown Halifax. Up until 2004, the route terminated at the Bridge Terminal during off-peak times, but continued into downtown Halifax during rush hour. In 2004, it was announced the route would continue into downtown Halifax all day, and once it reached the Scotia Square terminal it would turn into a route 14 Leiblin Park and continue on. Metro Transit dubbed this process thru-routing. Conversely, the inbound route 14 from Leiblin Park turns into a route 61 Auburn North Preston when it reaches the Scotia Square terminal, and continues on to Dartmouth.

The route is part of the high frequency Portland Corridor along with the routes 59 and 68, providing a combined 10 minute (or better) service between the Portland Hills Terminal and Bridge Terminal (20 minutes on weekends)


Terminals and Major Stops

The route 61 services the following terminals and major stops:

Destination Signs

Destination Sign Description
61 PORTLAND STREET
TO AUBURN-N.PRESTON
Outbound to North Preston & Auburn Drive
61 PORTLAND STREET
TO AUBURN
Outbound to Auburn Drive only (some PM rush hour trips)
61 DOWNTOWN HALIFAX
VIA SCOTIA SQUARE
Inbound to Halifax
61 PORTLAND STREET
TO BRIDGE TERM'L
Inbound to Bridge Terminal (after 11pm)

61 MONTAGUE RD - trips that terminate at Montigue rd after returning from North Preston, pm rush hour only trips.

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