It is once again that time of year when the unofficial holiday season really kicks into gear with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. As one should expect, service in & around the area will be affected due to the ceremony. Here is the official word on what service will be affected via a press release sent to me by the MTA:
Due to the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center, several streets in the vicinity of the center (5th Avenue between 47th and 50th Streets) will be closed to traffic by the New York City Police Department on Wednesday, December 2, between approximately 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
As a result, the following New York City Transit local and express bus routes, as well as routes belonging to MTA Bus, will either be rerouted and/or experience significant delays in service:
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M27/M50, Q32, X10, X12/42, X14, X17C, X17J, X27/37, X28/38, X29, X30, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM4c, BxM6, BxM7, BxM9 and BxM11
In addition, the 47th-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center station B D F V, as well as the 5th Avenue-53rd Street station E V may experience overcrowding and stairway closures.
xoxo Transit Blogger