Since this thread is mostly becoming discussion on Late Night improvment, maybe a new thread or title change should occur?
Does bee Line run late nights at all
Bee-Line is not 24/7. The ONLY bus route that operates late is the 20 Bus till about 2AM (Being in the Bx by 2AM)
That I can agree with, just hourly until the first 5:20 bus goes to White Plains but I just don't think the 60 needs overnight service. The 20 certainly does though I don't know if its because of the Cross County Mall and Macy's.
I disagree with that. I think the 60 could use late night service. When ever I come out of White Plains on the LAST bus to the Bronx on a Weekday, that bus gets full at Martine & Mamaroneck Ave. It does lighting up a bit at North Ave/US1 in New Roch, but then gets some more load at Post Road Plaza in Pelham. That Last bus ending at New Rochelle would still have passengers but forcing them to take a 42 to head to the Bx. The last 60 becomes a 7 to Yonkers as I've witness many times.
If late night service is a must, I'd have the following run late:1
. Make the 1 head up Ardsley Square as the 1C does.4, 7, 40, 42, 45, 55
All night (40
only up to White Plains or if not Eastchester)13
from Tarrytown to Port Chester20
All night to/from White Plains and Bedford Park. I've been on the last 20 to Bedford Park, and by the time it hit Yonkers Ave and the Empire area, that bus was full to the end, I remember few were unable to get on, forced to walk.60
- Mamaroneck RR to/from Fordham Plaza OR Pelham Parkway / US Route 1Question on late nights:5
. (But you could use the 1/2 and 7 as alternative. 7 via Neppherhan Ave)2514
(At least to Ossining, but via Pleasentville, as replacement for the 15), every 2 hours or so.
Since the Bx9 isn't too delay-prone overnights, why not just extend that to Yonkers? It would be cheaper for Westchester to reimburse NYCT for the extra distance than it would be to run a seperate service. (Then again, it's a fairly short distance that they'd overlap, but still)
People from Lower Yonkers would use the Bx9, because there is no 1 or 2 buses running after Midnight. You could extend the Bx9, it only adds like 10-15min to its current 30-45min late night service. Now if the 1/2 were late birds, then the Bx9 should stick to where it is.