Halifax Transit route 85 'Downsview Express'

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85
Downsview Express

Rush hour route only Rush hour route

Express route, limited stops Express route

Created 1997
Length (one-way) 30 km
Types of Buses Used New Flyer D40LF
Classic
LFS
Frequencies
Mid-day/Evening No service
Peak periods 2 AM and 2 PM trips per day
Late-night No service
Saturday No service
Sunday No service

Halifax Transit route 85 'Downsview' is a rush hour route servicing Lower Sackville and downtown Halifax via the MacKay Bridge and the Magazine Hill. The route also services Glendale Drive in Lower Sackville, but in the reverse of the route 84, terminating at Cobequid terminal.

In 2011 the route became one of Halifax Transit's urban express routes, with limited stops in metro Halifax.

Terminals and Major Stops

The route 85 services the following terminals and major stops:

  • Cobequid Terminal
  • Downsview Mall
  • Sackville Terminal
  • Scotia Square (Barrington & Duke Streets)
  • Halifax Infirmary/QEII Hospital (Summer Street, rush hour only)

Destination signs

Destination Sign Description
85 DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
TO SUMMER ST
Inbound to downtown Halifax
85 DOWNSVIEW EXPRESS
TO SACKVILLE
Outbound to Lower Sackville

Route map

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