Transit increases services beginning on Tuesday - Changes to four routes

February 18, 2022

SYDNEY, NS - Transit Cape Breton is making changes to several route schedules effective Tuesday, Feb 22. The changes increase the service to New Waterford, Northside and Sydney River areas. 

Route 5 service will now be every two hours on Saturday between Sydney and Sydney Mines.  During peak periods on Saturday, service will be hourly.  The hourly service will be 12pm to 3pm leaving Dorchester and 12pm to 2pm leaving Sydney Mines with two buses operating during this peak period.

Route 9 New Waterford will now have service every two hours consistently throughout the day.  Late night service has the last bus leaving Sydney for New Waterford at 9:00 pm and also leaving New Waterford for Sydney at 9:00 pm.  

With the increased ridership in the area of the Cineplex due to CBU classes, service will increase from Sydney to the Mayflower Mall and Walmart Spar Road on the Prince Street, Welton Street, Grand Lake Road corridor. 

During peak periods, Route 11 Ashby-Shopping Malls will make a trip from Dorchester to the Mayflower Mall and Walmart at Spar Road and return.  

Transit Cape Breton will also be offering 30 minute Saturday service on Route 12 from Sydney to Sydney River from 7:15 to 2:45 and additional intermittent runs until 8:00 pm. 

There is no transit service on Monday, February 21 due to the Heritage Day Holiday. Schedules will be updated online on Sunday to reflect the changes effective Tuesday.

Cape Breton post advertisement with route change timetable (PDF)