The MTA announced in July the extension and addition of service on several bus, subway and commuter rail lines to better serve customers around the region. These service investments will increase access to mass transit, accommodate ridership growth and attract new transit customers. In accordance with that effort, MTA New York City Transit is announcing that effective Sunday, September 30, three bus routes – B2, X17 and X27 – will offer full weekend service.
The B2 serves the neighborhoods of Gravesend and Marine Park in Brooklyn. By restoring the weekend route, it will provide additional weekend service to the Kings Plaza Mall. On both Saturdays and Sundays, Kings Plaza-bound B2 service will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Midwood-bound B2 service will operate from 5:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Manhattan-bound X17 Sunday service will operate from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Staten Island-bound X17 service will operate from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, the weekend X17 bus route will now add a stop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn at the Gowanus Expressway Service Road and 86th Street.
The Manhattan-bound X27 Saturday service will operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Brooklyn-bound service will operate from 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. The Manhattan-bound X27 Sunday service will operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Brooklyn-bound X27 service will operate from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.