Halifax Transit route 1 'Spring Garden'
|Types of Busses Used||Nova Bus LFS Artic|
New Flyer D40LF
New Flyer DE60LFR
|Number of Branches||1|
|Ridership (2020)||3165 (weekdays)|
|Mid-day/Evening||every 10 minutes|
|Peak periods||every 10 minutes|
|Late Night||every 15 minutes|
|Saturdays||every 15 minutes|
|Sunday/Holidays||every 15-30 minutes|
Halifax Transit route 1 'Spring Garden' is a heavily used route that runs from the Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth to the Mumford Terminal in Halifax via Barrington Street, Spring Garden Road/Coburg Road, Oxford Street and Bayers Road. The route also services Dalhousie University, and as such becomes very crowded during rush hour. The route tends to be used as the primary method of traveling between downtown Halifax and Mumford Terminal and from Mumford Terminal to the Bridge Terminal, despite quicker routes such as the 2 Wedgewood, 4 Rosedale and 6 Quinpool from downtown to Mumford Terminal, and the route 52 Crosstown from the Bridge Terminal to Mumford Terminal.
Prior to a major revision in 1988, the route did not travel to Dartmouth, terminating at the Scotia Square terminal in downtown Halifax. Upon the discontinuation of the route 11 Macdonald Bridge, the route 1 was extended to Dartmouth to take its place.
Route 1 is notable as being the only Halifax Transit route to make a profit: the route had a 121 percent cost recovery in 2010/11.
Terminals and Major Stops
The route 1 services the following terminals and major stops:
- Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth)
- Scotia Square (Barrington & Duke Streets)
- Dalhousie University
- Mumford Terminal
TO MUMFORD TERMINAL
|to Halifax & Mumford Terminal|
TO BRIDGE TERMINAL
|to Dartmouth & Bridge Terminal|