Weekend Service Restored on 3 Bus Lines, MTA Says

By Ben Fractenberg on April 1, 2014 3:27pm 

 Weekend bus service is going to be restored on the M8 and Q31 lines starting April 6, 2014. The Q77 will have Sunday service added.
Weekend bus service is going to be restored on the M8 and Q31 lines starting April 6, 2014. The Q77 will have Sunday service added.
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MANHATTAN — Weekend travel is going to get a little easier for some bus riders in Manhattan and Queens as the MTA restores or extends service on three bus lines starting April 6, officials announced Tuesday. 

Weekend service will be restored on the M8, which was discontinued in 2010 due to budgetary constraints, as well as on the Q31 lines. Sunday service will be added to the Q77. The service enhancements are part of a $7.9 million citywide transportation investment, the MTA added.

“We continue to work hard for our customers by strengthening service whenever we have sustainable resources to do so,” NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco said in a statement. “This enhanced bus service will increase the reliability and convenience of trips in Queens and Lower Manhattan.”

The M8, which runs from East 10th Street and Avenue D down Christopher Street to West Street, will run from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sundays.

The Q31, which runs down Francis Lewis Boulevard and links Bayside to Jamaica, will run on Saturdays between 8:20 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Q77, which runs primarily down Francis Lewis and Springfield boulevards from Laurelton and Jamaica, will get Sunday service, running from 6:55 a.m. to 10:09 p.m.
 

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