Northern Health bus schedule changes in January, is taking no break over holiday

  • Dec. 19, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Northern Health encourages passengers using Eagle Transit’s ferry connector and medical travel service on the islands to plan well ahead for travel between January 4 and February 5, as the bus schedule is temporarily changing.The Eagle Transit/NH Connections Ferry Connector bus schedule will coincide with flights chartered by Ferries to transport passengers between Skidegate and Prince Rupert while dock work is done. There will be no ferry sailing between the Rupert and the islands from January 4 to February 5. The Ferry Connector will continue to provide transportation to and from the Skidegate Terminal and points on Graham Island on Sundays and Thursdays during this time, however passengers should take note of the following schedule changes:. For travel to Skidegate Terminal, the bus will depart Old Massett Health Centre at 9:15am. For travel from Skidegate Terminal, the bus will depart at 4pmAs the NH Connections bus will not be travelling on the Kwuna, passengers will have to transfer at the Skidegate terminal to a larger bus chartered by BC Ferries. This bus does not have a wheelchair lift. Similarly, incoming passengers will transfer at Skidegate to the NH Connections bus for travel to QC and Masset.The bus service is available to medical and non-medical passengers between Old Massett and Queen Charlotte. Passengers travelling for medical reasons are eligible for a reduced fare.NH Connections and Eagle Transit strongly encourage passengers to make reservations in advance, so they can be kept informed of any service delays. One day advance reservations are needed for door-to-door service. Call toll-free 1-877-747-4461. Unlike the Northern Health buses on the mainland, the bus on the islands is not taking a break over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period.