BK Bus Service To Manhattan… Thursday’s Messy Mayhem

The MTA and New York City Department of Transportation have established three routes for bus bridge service and bus priority lanes from three Brooklyn locations to Midtown Manhattan. Starting at 6 a.m., and operating 24 hours a day until further notice, shuttle buses will travel to and from subway stations at Atlantic Avenue, Jay Street and Hewes Street.

The Atlantic Avenue and Jay Street routes will operate via a new, two-way bus lane across the Manhattan Bridge and into Manhattan via bus-priority lanes on Bowery and 3rd Avenue, making stops at major cross streets up to 55th Street in the inbound direction, and via bus-priority lanes on Lexington Avenue, 23rd Street, and 3rd Avenue and Bowery in the outbound direction.

The shuttle bus from Hewes Street will operate over the Williamsburg Bridge and Delancey Street, then via Bowery and 3rd Avenue up to 55th Street before returning downtown via Lexington Avenue, 23rd Street, 3rd Avenue and Bowery.

Thursday’s limited service at the Barclays Center location was apparently a grand fiasco, according to Gothamist, as seen in the pic above and below. Read more here.

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  • Bette

    Was in Manhattan last night because lines at GCT for buses to return to Brooklyn were too long. Tried again this morning (at 11:30am) to get back to Brooklyn using shuttle buses – no lines at all – buses are labeled as to where they are going (as opposed to yesterday) and got home in 25 minutes. Nothing but buses allowed on Manhattan Bridge and so ride was quick and smooth. Dropped off at Jay Street and seemed there were almost no lines INTO Manhattan as well.

    Don’t know what’s going on at Barclay Center but if you want to get into Manhattan it seems very little problem if you start at Jay Street.

  • x

    Full Subway service restored for the 4/5 train from Brooklyn to Manhattan, as of 10am Saturday.

    As is the entire 7 subway line.

  • http://www.chinatownbus.net/Coverage.aspx buses chinatown

    The new three routes which have been recently established needs a little more publicity. Let us hope for a great response from the public side. Three new routes for the buses is always a great thing anywhere.