Just a few minutes ago, MTA New York City Transit e-mailed a press release to highlight the permanent changes in service on the S79 in Bay Ridge. Here are the complete details:
In order to reduce congestion at the 86th Street-4th Avenue R station, effective September 6, 2009, MTA NYC Transit will revise the path of the S79 in Bay Ridge Brooklyn to operate via 92nd Street and 4th Avenue from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to a terminal stop on the east side of 4th Avenue at the 86th Street R station. S79 service spans, frequency and running times remain the same.
Bay Ridge-bound S79 buses will operate from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge via 92nd Street and 4th Avenue to the stop on the east side of 4th Avenue between 87th and 86th Streets. Heading toward the Staten Island Mall from Bay Ridge, the S79 will travel right onto 86th Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 92nd Street and right onto the Verrazano Narrows Bridge then via the regular route toward the Staten Island Mall.
There will be two new bus stops Bay Ridge-bound at 4th Avenue at 91st Street and 4th Avenue at 86th Street. Going toward the Staten Island Mall, there will be three new bus stops at 4th Avenue at 86th Street, 86th Street at 5th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 86th Street.
The S79 will no longer stop on 86th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway, 86th Street at 5th Avenue or 4th Avenue at 86th Street heading toward Bay Ridge. Two stops, at 4th Avenue at 86th Street and 4th Avenue at 90th Street have been eliminated on the Staten Island-bound route.
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