Good news: starting this Saturday, April 4, 2009 there will be regular bus service to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Kudos to Trius Transit and the Market folks for working to make this happen.
The bus — it’s just a re-routing of the regular Route #1 with some additional runs — leaves the Confederation Centre of the Arts every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. and running to 1:30 p.m. and the trip takes about 15 minutes.
Buses from the Market back downtown leave at 10 and 38 minutes past the hour from 9:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Buses run up University Avenue to the Atlantic Superstore, making all regular stops, and then down Belvedere Avenue to the Market, turning left into the University of PEI and running around the UPEI access route to the regular UPEI pickup off University Ave., and then continuing to the Charlottetown Mall as usual. On the return run buses do the reverse, circling around the back of UPEI and out by the Market.
Regular fare ($2) and transfer protocols are in force. On Saturday, as usual, you can get automated telephone schedule information about the next bus by dialling 367-3694.
This is a three month trial period so, please, if you’ve any interest in this being a regular option for getting to the Market, show up in force this Saturday and demonstrate that the service is useful. Tell your friends!