MTA to restore, expand five Queens bus routes


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The MTA will expand or restore five Queens bus routes starting on Sunday, January 6.

Starting this Sunday, the MTA will restore or expand more than a dozen bus routes, including five in Queens.

“About 50,000 customers will benefit from these service improvements that will restore some cuts made in 2010 while also filling gaps in service coverage in certain geographic areas or at certain times of day,” said the transit agency.

The bus service enhancements will take effect on four dates: January 6, January 7, January 20 and January 22.

Beginning this Sunday, in Queens, the Q24 will restore an extension from Broadway Junction to Bushwick Avenue via Broadway, the Q27 will provide new overnight service from Horace Harding Expressway to Cambria Heights via Springfield Boulevard and the Q36 will extend alternate trips from Jamaica Avenue to Little Neck via Little Neck Parkway, restoring weekday service along the former Q79 route.

On January 7, on weekdays only, the Q30 will provide a new branch to Queensborough Community College and the Q42 will restore midday service from Jamaica Center to St. Albans via Archer Avenue.

See the complete list of bus extensions and restorations.