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Expanded transit services begin next week

North Bay’s Transit service will be increasing its service starting on October 13.

Councillor Chris Mayne, Chair of the Infrastructure and Operations Committee, says that the adjustments in service are in response to the pandemic.

“Although we have seen some increase since the early days of the pandemic, ridership
remains approximately 60 per cent below what it was prior to COVID-19,” said Mayne. “North Bay Transit will continue to monitor usage and will make future service adjustments as needed based on demand.”

As part of the changes, evening bus service will be extended by up to two hours for all routes.
In the morning, the Junction and Birchaven/Trout Lake routes will be serviced by in-bound buses
to allow for earlier runs on the main arteries.

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The Junction route will start at 6:25 a.m. from the Ramada Pinewood Park Resort and will
arrive at the Oak Street terminal at 6:50 a.m. The Birchaven route will start at 6:42 a.m. from
Lavase Road at Hughes Road and will arrive at the terminal at 7 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday services will not be changed.

Health protocols on buses remain the same, with mandatory face coverings required for all riders along with other COVID-19 protocols.

The full revised schedule will be posted here on October 9.

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