To help remedy the disrupted commute for L train riders during the partial shutdown between Manhattan and Brooklyn for Canarsie Tunnel repairs, the MTA introduced two bus routes, the B91 and B92, which have turned out to be a flop.
Beginning this Saturday, the MTA will introduce the B91A bus to replace the B91 and B92 buses in response to low ridership where “two or three riders per trip,” are the norm, NY1 reports.
L customers: Starting this Saturday, a new Williamsburg Link bus route will replace the current B91 and B92 routes. 1/5 pic.twitter.com/IJq1ObY4MD
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) June 3, 2019
The soon-to-be former Williamsburg Link buses shuttle subway riders between the Bedford Avenue and Lorimer Street L subway stations en route to the Marcy Avenue J and M station.
According to the weekly L train newsletter:
- The new route will be shorter and focused on connecting the Marcy Av Station with the Bedford Ave area.
- It will have two new stops—one on Driggs Ave at Grand St and another on Roebling St at Grand St—for a total of four stops.
- The new route will run every 8 minutes during busiest times, and will keep the current late night and early morning frequencies as is (every 10 minutes).
- The bus will still be free.
- The new route also helps you connect to other buses: Customers going between Metropolitan Av/Lorimer St and Marcy Av Stations can take the B24 bus for a direct connection between the two stations. Customers going between Metropolitan Av/Lorimer St and Bedford Av can take the Q59 to the B91A at Grand St.