Nfld. & Labrador

Extra weekend runs added for Bell Island ferry

Newfoundland and Labrador transportation officials added two extra runs to the Bell Island ferry service, just a week after being forced to scale it back to meet a federal safety order.
Two runs have been restored to the Bell Island ferry service in Conception Bay. ((CBC))

Newfoundland and Labrador transportation officials added two extra runs to the Bell Island ferry service, just a week after being forced to scale it back to meet a federal safety order.

The Department of Transportation and Works will add an extra run on Friday and Saturday nights, effective this weekend.

A new schedule introduced on Monday involved scaling back the schedule by one run per day, in order to meet a federal order to allow for crew rests and for maintenance.

As well, the service will involve a later departure from Bell Island on Sunday night.

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