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.
xoxo Transit Blogger