By Philip Newman
Improved bus service for straphangers in Manhattan and Queens, including restoration of weekend service on the M8 and Q31, is coming Sunday.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the new service enhancements are part of an estimated $7.9 million schedule to be invested citywide.
In Queens, the Q31 will run Saturdays between 8:20 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bus riders who use the Q77 will now benefit from full weekend service with the start of Sunday service in addition to existing Saturday service.
“We continue to work hard for our customers by strengthening service wherever we have sustainable resources to do so,” said NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco.
The Q77’s new Sunday service will now provide full weekend service by operating on Sunday in addition to existing Saturday service. Sunday hours are 6:55 a.m. to 10:09 p.m.
The M8 weekend service will operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
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