Just a few minutes ago the MTA sent out a press release via e-mail. The release was to announce some bus routes will be affected due to the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. Here are the complete details:
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 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, M27/M50, Q32, X1, X6, X7, X9, X12/42, X14, X27/37, X28/38, X29, 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.
Customers are advised to avoid the area tonight, where possible. Customers may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or log onto www.tripplanner.mta.info to use Trip Planner to plan their trips. Customers with web enabled phones or PDAs can use our Trip Planner On-the-Go! by going to www.tripplanner.mta.info/mobile; in addition to planning their trips, Blackberry users can download the free icon for one touch access to the service.
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