Jan
04

Bus restoration begins as work impacts 10 subway lines

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Although Joe Lhota has left and Sandy dealt a significant amount of damage to the MTA’s bottom line, the agency is moving forward with its plan to restore nearly $30 million worth of services lost to the 2010 cuts. The first of those services come back on Sunday as a series of bus routes will return. Those are as follows:

Bx13 New Extension from East 161st Street to Bronx Terminal Market (149th Street and River Avenue)
Bx34 Restore daytime weekend service
B4 Restore full-time service to Knapp Street/Voorhies Avenue via Neptune Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Ave/Shore Parkway
B24 Restore weekend service
B39 Restore daytime service between Williamsburg and Lower East Side
B48 Restore extension from Atlantic Avenue to Prospect Park (B, Q) Station
B57 Extend route from Carroll Gardens to Red Hook (Ikea) via Court Street, Lorraine Street and Otsego Street
B64 Restore extension from Cropsey Avenue to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue (D, F, N, Q) Station via Harway Avenue
B69 Restore weekend service
M1 Restore weekend service from 106th Street to 8th Street
M9 Extend north terminal from 23rd Street to 29th Street via 1st and 2nd Avenues and extend south terminal from City Hall to Battery Park City via Warren Street/Murray Street and West Street
M21 Restore weekend service
Q24 Restore extension from Broadway Junction to Bushwick Avenue via Broadway
Q27 Provide new overnight service from Horace Harding Expressway to Cambria Heights via Springfield Blvd
Q30 Provide new branch to Queensborough Community College
Q36 Extend alternate trips from Jamaica Avenue to Little Neck via Little Neck Parkway (This restores weekday service along route of previous Q79 route.)
Q42 Restore midday service from Jamaica Center to St. Albans via Archer Avenue}

Meanwhile, there are of course some weekend changes. No fake snow forecast to delay these this time.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 6, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.


From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street. Customers may continue their trip by transferring at 137th Street.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Bronx Park East:

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

Customers may transfer between trains at East 180th Street.

*2 trains are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, there are no 3 trains between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

  • 3 service operates between 148th Street and Franklin Avenue and via the 2 line between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
    1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
    2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Avenue.

Note: From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., the 3 operates between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street only.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, there are no 4 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

  • 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center. Take 2 or 3 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
    1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
    2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 5 service is suspended due to track panel installation of 219th Street and Gun Hill Road. Customers should take the 2 and/or 4 instead.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7 (and the next 11 weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC. Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

*Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)


From 10:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, uptown D trains run express from 145th Street to Tremont Avenue due to installation of electronics south of 167th Street.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M After 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to SAS work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street.


From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 5 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 6, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

(42nd Street Shuttle)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 5, Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7, 42nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.



Categories : Service Advisories

15 Responses to “Bus restoration begins as work impacts 10 subway lines”

  1. BrooklynBus says:

    Actually, these are not the first of the cuts to return. Weekend B2 service was restored last October.

  2. Alek says:

    Good thing there is no Q train stuck in brooklyn unlike last year. Remember they terminated the Q @ propest park and sent out alternative N trains to make up for the 7 train construction. It was a mess

  3. Someone says:

    So, when are those bus routes going to be prolonged over longer hours/extended/put in service?

  4. Someone says:

    Also, shouldn’t they be expanding Fastrack to the outer boroughs by now?

  5. Jerrold says:

    The first part of this “F.Y.I.” column from the Times website is of interest here, even if off-topic when it comes to service restorations.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01.....&_r=0

  6. Jerrold says:

    I wonder when or if they will put back the M 8 crosstown on weekends,
    or the bus (I forgot its number) going downtown on Broadway south from 23rd St. to beyond 14th St.
    Also, how about the buses on Ave. B in Alphabet City?

    • TP says:

      The problem with a lot of these low-frequency Manhattan bus routes is that nobody’s going to stand around on a street corner waiting for them that long– they’re going to just get to walking. Either run ‘em high frequency or don’t run ‘em at all.

    • Someone says:

      “Or the bus (I forgot its number) going downtown on Broadway south from 23rd St. to beyond 14th St.”

      The M6.

    • ajedrez says:

      The M9 is staying on Avenue C, so there’s no service on Avenue B.

      The only bus on Broadway south of 14th was the M6, which is still replaced by the M5.

  7. Nathanael says:

    FYI, the Congress has NOT yet allowed the Sandy relief bill to go through.

    The only bill which was passed is the one which pays off already-legally-guaranteed flood insurance claims. No help for the MTA yet, except to the extent to which it had flood insurance.

    So it’s important to keep pushing for a proper Sandy relief bill, to cover the costs incurred by our railroads, utilities, etc.

  8. anon says:

    Is this still Mr. Lhota’s focus????????
    http://www.cityandstateny.com/.....n-transit/

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