NYCT Weekend Bus Enhancements

Yesterday afternoon, MTA NYC Transit announced weekend bus enhancements for 3 lines. Here are the details via press release:

Beginning Sunday, April 6, bus customers in Manhattan and Queens will benefit from enhanced service on three routes, including restoration of weekend service on the M8 and Q31 and the start of Sunday service on the Q77. The new bus service enhancements are part of an estimated $7.9 million slated to be invested throughout the city.

The service additions are part of the MTA’s 2013-2014 Service Enhancement Program aimed at increasing and improving services for customers. Additions to M8 service will provide a direct link between the East Village and West Village with buses operating between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

In Queens, the Q31 will operate on Saturdays between 8:20 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bus customers who use the Q77 will now benefit from full weekend service with the start-up of Sunday service in addition to existing Saturday service. Sunday service will run between 6:55 a.m. to 10:09 p.m.

“We continue to work hard for our customers by strengthening service whenever we have sustainable resources to do so,” said NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco. “This enhanced bus service will increase the reliability and convenience of trips in Queens and Lower Manhattan.”

Service enhancements are:

Q31 Weekend service restored

The Q31 will now operate on weekends as follows:

Saturdays 8:20 AM to 8:00 PM

Sundays 9:10 AM to 7:30 PM

Q77 New Sunday service

The Q77 will now provide full weekend service by operating on Sunday in addition to existing Saturday service. Sunday hours are 6:55 AM to 10:09 PM

M8 Weekend service restored

The M8 will now operate from 7:00 AM to 1 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.

I know a lot of people are especially happy about the M8 renewal as locals I personally knew along with a lot of others made a huge deal about losing the service when cuts went into effect.

Hopefully riders of all 3 lines will take advantage of the new service.

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Buses Replace Trains For 12 Hours

This Saturday buses will replace trains for 12 hours between Hempstead & Garden City. Here is more via press release:

On Saturday, March 29, buses will replace trains between Hempstead and Garden City for twelve hours. The substitution, which will last between approximately 1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., is being made while track workers use the track between Garden City and Hempstead to prepare for concrete tie installation.

Customers should expect up to an additional 13 minutes travel time depending on destination.

Eastbound

Customers on trains scheduled to arrive at Country Life Press between 1:30 a.m. and 12:33 p.m., or at Hempstead between 1:34 a.m. and 12:37 p.m., will transfer to a bus or van at Garden City for transportation to their destination.

Westbound

Customers looking to board trains scheduled to depart Hempstead between 1:49 a.m. and 1:11 p.m., or trains scheduled to depart Country Life Press between 1:52 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., will instead board buses or vans to Garden City for connections to regularly scheduled westbound trains. Buses/vans will depart up to 13 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure times. To catch the buses, customers should arrive at Hempstead or Country Life Press 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled train departure time.

The following table shows the westbound bus schedule from Hempstead and Country Life Press.

Hempstead Normal Train Arrival Time – Bus Arrival Time:

1:49 AM – 1:35 AM

4:30 AM – 4:16 AM

6:11 AM – 5:58 AM

7:11 AM – 6:58 AM

8:11 AM – 7:58 AM

9:11 AM – 8:58 AM

10:11 AM – 9:58 AM

11:11 AM – 10:58 AM

12:11 PM – 11:58 AM

1:11 PM – 12:58 PM

Country Life Press Normal Train Arrival Time – Bus Arrival Time:

1:52 AM – 1:40 AM

4:33 AM – 4:21 AM

6:15 AM – 6:03 AM

7:15 AM – 7:03 AM

8:15 AM – 8:03 AM

9:15 AM – 9:03 AM

10:15 AM – 10:03 AM

11:15 AM – 11:03 AM

12:15 PM – 12:03 PM

1:15 PM – 1:03 PM

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