Kings Transit

Kings Transit Authority is a public transit agency operating buses in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The system, incorporated in 1981, is funded by Kings County, Annapolis County, Digby County and the towns of Berwick, Wolfville, Kentville, Middleton, Annapolis Royal, and Digby.

Kings Transit
SloganThe Friendly Bus Service
Founded1981
HeadquartersNew Minas, Nova Scotia
Service areaAnnapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Service typePublic Transit
Routes6
Fleet13 buses
Websitekbus.ca

Kings Transit originally operated between Wolfville and Kentville, eventually expanding to Greenwood in western Kings County.

In 2000, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis funded the system's expansion to Bridgetown and eventually Annapolis Royal. The Municipality of the District of Digby funded the expansion of Kings Transit west to Weymouth, serving Upper Clements Park, Cornwallis Park and Digby. The Municipality of the District of West Hants funded the system's eastern expansion from Wolfville through Hantsport to Brooklyn.

Today the Kings Transit system consists of six routes, primarily travelling on Trunk 1 from Hantsport to Weymouth.

In October 2015, Kings Transit ended their Wolfville to Brooklyn route due to lack of funding from West Hants, and the towns of Hantsport and Windsor.

Fleet

No. Manufacturer Model Year Notes
46 GMC / Turtle Top Odyssey XL 2008 Spare bus
47 MCI TC40-102A Classic 1989 Spare buses
48 MCI TC40-102N Classic 1990 Spare bus
49 - 50 Chevrolet / Turtle Top Odyssey XL 2007 Primarily used on the Brooklyn-Wolfville routes.
51 - 56 New Flyer Industries D40LF 2005 Primarily used on Wolfville-Greenwood routes and Bridgetown-Greenwood routes. 55 is a spare bus.
57 - 58 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX 2007 Primarily used on the Bridgetown-Weymouth routes

Routes

Bus routes run every two hours, Bus fare cost per route is 3.50$ for Adults and Seniors and 1.75$ for children aged 5 to 11.

Travels via Trunk 1 from Wolfville Town Centre, through the shopping center of the Annapolis Valley, New Minas, Downtown Kentville, the Kentville Industrial Park, the town of Berwick, and the Villages of Aylesford, Kingston and Greenwood before stopping at Greenwood Mall.

Travels Route 1 backwards, starting at Greenwood Mall and ending at Wolfville Town Centre.

Travels from Station Lane in Downtown Kentville, through North Kentville passing the NSCC Kingstec Campus and the Valley Regional Hospital, the Village of Port Williams, the town of Wolfville, the Historical site of Grand Pre and the farmlands of Avonport before stopping at Tannery Road in Hantsport.

Travels Route 2 backwards from Tannery Road in Hantsport to Station Lane in Kentville.

Travels via Trunk 1 from Post Office Street in Bridgetown through Lawrencetown passing the NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences Campus, Middleton passing the NSCC Annapolis Campus, Solidiers Memorial Hospital, and the communities of Nictaux and Wilmot before turning down Highway 201 to Greenwood, eventually stopping at Greenwood Mall.

Travels Route 3 backwards from Greenwood Mall to Post Office Street in Bridgetown.

Travels via Trunk 1 from Post Office Street in Bridgetown through the community of Granville, Downtown Annapolis Royal passing the Historic site of Fort Anne, Annapolis Community Health Centre and the communities of Clementsport and Cornwallis before stopping at Cornwallis Mall.

Travels Route 4 backwards from Cornwallis Mall to Post Office Street in Bridgetown.

Travels via Trunk 1 and Highway 101 from Cornwallis Mall, through the community of Smith's Cove, the commercial district and downtown Digby, the communities of Barton and Gilbert's Cove before stopping at Foodland in Weymouth.

Travels Route 5 backwards from Foodland in Weymouth to Cornwallis Mall.

Travels via Trunk 1 from Greenwood Mall, through the Villages of Greenwood, Kingston and Aylesford, the town of Berwick, the Kentville Industrial Park, Downtown and North Kentville passing NSCC Kingstec Campus and the Valley Regional Hospital, and the Annapolis Valley Shopping Centre, New Minas before stopping in Wolfville Town Centre. Route 6 runs the opposite hour of Route 1.

Travels Route 6 backwards from Wolfville Town Centre, by-passing North Kentville, to the Greenwood Mall. Route 6 runs the opposite hour of Route 1.

References

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