NH Connections Moves to Modified Schedule
Prince George, B.C. – The month of August traditionally means fewer users of Northern Health’s Connections program and that lull provides the optimum opportunity for more detailed maintenance work on the bus fleet as well as additional driver education.
With that in mind, the Connections program will run on the annual modified summer schedule during the month of August, affecting service from August 14 to 28. The program will not run on the regular routes during that period.
The table below indicates the last run before the summer break and the first day back in service for each route.
|Route description||Last route before summer break||First day back in service|
|Prince George to Vancouver||Thursday, August 11||Sunday, August 28|
|Vancouver to Prince George||Saturday, August 13||Tuesday, August 30|
|Prince George to Prince Rupert||Friday, August 12||Sunday, August 28|
|Prince Rupert to Prince George||Saturday, August 13||Monday, August 29|
|Prince George to Fort St. John||Thursday , August 11||Sunday, August 28|
|Fort St. John to Prince George||Saturday, August 13||Tuesday, August 30|
|Valemount to Prince George||Tuesday, August 09||Tuesday, August 30|
|McBride, Valemount to Kamloops||Thursday, August 11||Thursday, Sept 01|
|Burns Lake to Terrace||Thursday, August 11||Thursday, Sept 01|
|Burns Lake to Prince George||Tuesday, August 9||Tuesday, August 30|
|Burns Lake to Prince George via Fort St. James||Wednesday, August 10||Wednesday, August 31|
|Fort Nelson to Dawson Creek||Tuesday, August 09||Tuesday, August 30|
|Prince George to Mackenzie||Wednesday, August 10||Wednesday , August 31|
The call centre will remain open and the online reservation system will be available for the regular scheduled routes after August 27. More information about the NH Connections program is available through the NH Connections booking centre at 1-888-647-4997, via e-mail at NHConnections@northernhealth.ca or online at nhconnections.ca.
NH Connections is open to anyone who needs to travel to out-of-town health care appointments, regardless of their age or income and offers routes connecting communities across Northern B.C., along with service to Vancouver. NH Connections uses custom-fitted wheelchair accessible buses and coaches, providing same-day short-distance trips as well as long-distance travel. Fares range from $20 to $80 return, depending on the length of travel.
“Northern Health Connections is operated by Diversified Transportation Ltd. (DTL) a division of Pacific Western Transportation”.
My wife used this transportation system last week, the bus broke down coming back from Vancouver, in 35C heat.
This outfit had the passengers in to Cache Creek, and on their way again in record time, befitting of an organization with the utmost integrity and professionalism. They calmed my concerns as soon as I walked in the door of their office on Penn Road. From Drivers to receptionist, absolutely fantastic service.
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