Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News

Bus service to Sandbanks Provincial Park begins this weekend as part of a Prince Edward County pilot project.

A County Transit bus will transport passengers from locations in Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Belleville, and Trenton to and from the Dunes Beach on Saturdays from July 17 until August 28.

A maximum of 18 passengers can be accommodated per day and all riders must be booked in advance.

Passengers won’t have to pay an entrance fee to Sandbanks Provincial Park, but must pay bus fare: $5 for pick-ups within Prince Edward County, and $11 for pick-ups in Belleville or Trenton.

The pilot project is funded in part by the Community Transportation Grant from the Government of Ontario.

Pick-up times and locations:

9:00 a.m. Trenton Town Centre (Giant Tiger)
9:30 a.m. Belleville Bus Terminal
10 a.m. Wellington Town Hall, Foodland or Tim Hortons
10:10 a.m. Bloomfield Post Office
10:25 a.m. Picton Metro
10:45 a.m. approximate arrival at Dunes Beach

The bus will return to Dunes Beach at 3 p.m. to load passengers, then depart at 3:30 p.m. to return riders to their pick-up locations.

Riders must book their seat on the bus in advance by contacting the County Transit provider – Quinte Access – at 1-855-283-9640.

For more information, contact Quinte Access at 613-392-9640 (toll free: 1-855-283-9640) or [email protected]

Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card by phone, or cash to the driver.