Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Bus Terminal

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Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
New York City bus station
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Station statistics
Address Broadway & Havemeyer Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Coordinates 40°42′36″N 73°57′38″W / 40.709971°N 73.960437°W / 40.709971; -73.960437Coordinates: 40°42′36″N 73°57′38″W / 40.709971°N 73.960437°W / 40.709971; -73.960437
Line(s) 7 Brooklyn routes, 2 Queens routes
Platforms 6 bus bays
Other information
Owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Operator New York City Transit Authority
Traffic
Passengers (daily) 150,000

The Williamsburg Bridge Plaza is a major bus terminal located at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, one block west of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278). It is situated by the boundaries of Broadway, Havemeyer Street, Roebling Street and South 5th Street, south of the LaGuardia Playground. It contains six bus lanes and serves as a terminal for the many MTA New York City Transit Authority bus routes of Brooklyn and Queens that start and end their runs there.

This bus terminal is near the Marcy Avenue subway station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Broadway, which is served by the J, M, and Z trains.

Renovation project[edit]

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is planning to renovate this terminal. The project will bring new benches, a sleek, glass-paneled indoor waiting room, public restrooms and widened sidewalks to the eight bus lines serving in the terminal. This project is still in planning stage. NYCDOT officials planning to construct in spring 2014 and open in summer 2015.[1] [2] [3]

Local bus routes[edit]

Lane Route Destination
1 B39 Lower East Side, Manhattan
Delancey Street and Allen Street
2 B60 Canarsie
Williams Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
3 Q54 Jamaica, Queens
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
4 B46
Local and
Limited-stops
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
5 B44
Local
(Overnights only)
Sheepshead Bay
Knapp Street and Emmons Avenue
B44
Select Bus Service
Sheepshead Bay
Knapp Street and Emmons Avenue (full route)
or Avenue U and Nostrand Avenue
6 B24 Greenpoint
Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue
Broadway
and
Roebling Street
Q59 Rego Park, Queens
63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard
at 63rd Drive ( E   M   R  trains)
B32 Long Island City, Queens
44th Drive and 21st Street
at Court Square ( E   M   G   7   <7>  trains)
B62 Long Island City, Queens
Jackson Avenue and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7>   N   Q  trains) and Queens Plaza ( E   M   R  trains)
Roebling and
South 8th Streets
B62 Downtown Brooklyn
Boerum Place and Livingston Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meredith Hoffman (October 10, 2013). "Transit Hub by Williamsburg Bridge to Get New Restroom, Waiting Area". DNAinfo.com. Retrieved November 2013. 
  2. ^ Tanay Warerkar (October 11, 2013). "City unveils plans for bus plaza near Williamsburg Bridge". NY Daily News. Retrieved November 2013. "Will bring indoor waiting room, restrooms, better lighting, benches and more to barren concrete plot that services nearly 200,000 riders each weekday." 
  3. ^ NYCDOT (June 19, 2012). "Nostrand Avenue / Rogers Avenue Select Bus Service". NYCDOT. Retrieved November 2013. "p.14 Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Construction"