Bay Ridge

Weekend service is back on X28 express bus

Golden says barrier removed for elderly, disabled travelers

September 6, 2016 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The X28 bus travels along 86th Street in Bay Ridge on it way to Manhattan. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas
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Residents of South Brooklyn who want to go into Manhattan on weekends but loathe the subway now have an alternative. Weekend service is back on the X28 express bus.

The service resumed on Sept. 4 and the Brooklyn-to-Manhattan line will run every Saturday and Sunday, MTA officials confirmed.

The X28 bus route runs from West 37th Street in Coney Island to East 57th Street in Manhattan and makes stops in Coney Island, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge on its way between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Under the new Saturday schedule, Manhattan-bound X28 buses run from 6 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and Brooklyn-bound buses operate from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Sundays, riders can catch a Manhattan-bound bus from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. For a trip back to Brooklyn, the bus runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The bus will operate every 30 to 40 minutes on Saturday and every 30 to 60 minutes Sunday.

The MTA eliminated weekend service on the X28 in 2010 as a cost cutting measure.

Elected officials in Bay Ridge, Coney Island and other neighborhoods along the express bus route pushed hard for the MTA to restore the service to accommodate weekend travelers.

The MTA announced earlier this year that it was bringing back the service.

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) a member of the MTA Capital Review Board, said he is elated to see a return of weekend service.

“The return of this bus service will be great for those who work on Saturdays and Sundays, or who wish to travel to Manhattan on weekends to shop, dine or see a show. This service will also remove the barrier that has prevented seniors and the disabled from going to Manhattan on the weekends,” Golden said in a statement.

Golden had previously organized a petition drive calling on the MTA to restore weekend express bus service on the X28.

 


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