MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan --
The station shuttle bus has a new schedule that took place Dec. 26 due to the South Side Mess Hall closure.
The new shuttle schedule will be in effect until renovations of the South Side Mess Hall are completed.
Once the mess hall is re-opened, the shuttle will resume its old schedule, said Chief Equipment Operator Kathryn Remm.
The old shuttle schedule used to have two busses running during peak hours; however, the new schedule changed this.
The morning and afternoon peak schedules did not change, while the evening did.
The evening now has an additional shuttle bus dedicated to getting Marines from the barracks bus stop to the North Side Mess Hall, said Remm.
During weekdays, a dedicated mess hall shuttle will run 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. On weekend, 3 - 5:30 p.m. from the bus stop in front of Barracks 313 to the North Side Mess Hall and back with no stops in between.
During the day there is a temporary mess hall for south side customers to reduce the hassle of getting food, said Master Sgt. John Bass, station food technician.
Breakfast and lunch are temporarily being served at Building 276, the warehouse building across the street from Combat Logistics Company 36 headquarters.
When using the shuttles during dinner time for the north side mes hall, be sure to get on the correct bus.
In order to tell the shuttles apart in the evening, there is a sign clearly marked “Special, North Side Mess Hall”, said constructionman Anthony West, a Facilities construction electrician.
Renovations are planned to last a minimum of six months, said Bass.
This modified bus schedule is slated to continue until renovations are completed.