Just a short time ago, MTA New York City Transit announced service changes to the Bx19 & M11 due to the changes made by Riverbank State Park. Here are the complete details courtesy of the press release I received:
MTA NYC Transit has been notified that the Riverbank State Park will operate during new hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the past, park gates were left open during off hours which allowed access to NYC Transit buses. However, these gates will now be closed during the off hours.
Due to these changes, the Bx19 and M11 routes will terminate outside of the park during the restricted hours effective Monday, May 17, 2010. The buses will continue to use the park turnaround during the park’s open hours.
The Bx19 will use its current overnight terminal on 145th Street and Broadway. For the M11 trips that are scheduled to serve the park in the mornings, the M11 will make its last northbound stop at the existing Bx19 stop on 145th Street and Riverside Drive. The first southbound stop will be on 145th Street just outside the park gate.
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