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MetroExpress (Halifax)

This article is about MetroExpress rural transit bus service in Nova Scotia. For Metro Express in Los Angeles County, California, see Metro Express (Los Angeles County).
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Parent Metro Transit
Founded 2009
Headquarters 100 Ilsley Ave, Dartmouth
Service area Halifax Regional Municipality
Service type express bus service
Routes 3
Destinations Upper Tantallon; Sheldrake Lake (Hubley);Halifax Stanfield International Airport; Porters Lake
Fleet 10 Glaval Titan
9 Nova Bus LFS
Operator Metro Transit
Website Metro Express Main Page

MetroExpress (shortened to MetroX) is an express bus service operating in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Operated by Halifax Transit, MetroX service is available on three limited-stop fully accessible express routes within the Halifax Regional Municipality. All routes link to downtown Halifax, with one from Upper Tantallon, one from Fall River and Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and one from Porters Lake.

History

The MetroX service began on August 31, 2009. MetroExpress was developed designed with the weekday commuter in mind. When fully rolled out MetroX will bring express transit to Park & Ride lots along 100-series highways within HRM, along the three 100-series highways that lead into the Halifax Regional Municipality; those highways being Highway 102, Highway 103 and Highway 107. At the end of August, 2009, MetroX service began with weekday service from Tantallon to Downtown Halifax. In May 2012, daily service along the Highway 102 corridor began between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Downtown Halifax. Weekday service on the Highway 107 corridor began on November 18, 2013.

Current Routes

All MetroX routes are limited-stop services, stopping only at major terminals and the rural destinations.

330 Tantallon/Sheldrake Lake

Route 330 Tantallon/Sheldrake Lake provides express service between Upper Tantallon, Sheldrake Lake (Hubley) and Duke/Albermarle Street, along the Highway 103 corridor. The route stops at the following locations:

  • Upper Tantallon (Tantallon Plaza)
  • Sheldrake Lake (Hubley)
  • Duke/Albermarle Street

The route operates on three variations, Halifax to Sheldrake Lake onto Upper Tantallon, Halifax to Sheldrake Lake and Halifax to Upper Tantallon (and vice versa).

320 Airport/Fall River

Route 320 Airport provides express service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Duke/Albermarle Street, along Highway 102, Highway 118 and Highway 111. The route stops at the following locations:

370 Porters Lake

Route 370 Porters Lake provides service in the Highway 107 corridor between Duke/Albermarle Street and Porters Lake. The route stops at the following locations:

Fare Structure

Effective September 30, 2013[1]

The MetroExpress service has its own fare structure, separate from the rest of the Halifax Transit system. Cash fares cost an extra one dollar over and above the regular fares. MetroExpress has its own monthly bus pass, the MetroX Pass, which can be used on any Metro Transit service. Passengers may use regular transit tickets or monthly bus passes (MetroPass), but must deposit an additional one dollar into the farebox. If MetroLink passes or transfers are used an additional fifty cents must be deposited

Category Cash Fare MetroX Pass Regular ticket, MetroPass, UPass or transfer MetroLink Pass or transfer
Adult $3.50 $111.00 +$1.00 +$0.50
Senior/Child $2.75 N/A +$1.00 +$0.50
Student $3.50 N/A +$1.00 +$0.50

See also

References

  1. Halifax Transit, Tickets & Passes.

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