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    Some M5, Bx11, and Bx17 observations (DWTTC Part 4)



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    Poll: Route Selection (7 member(s) have cast votes)

    Which of these routes should I do first when I start the DWTTC series again?

    1. B69 (1 votes [14.29%])

      Percentage of vote: 14.29%

    2. B63 (0 votes [0.00%])

      Percentage of vote: 0.00%

    3. B35 (3 votes [42.86%])

      Percentage of vote: 42.86%

    4. B37 (0 votes [0.00%])

      Percentage of vote: 0.00%

    5. B70 (0 votes [0.00%])

      Percentage of vote: 0.00%

    6. Bx31 (1 votes [14.29%])

      Percentage of vote: 14.29%

    7. B9 (0 votes [0.00%])

      Percentage of vote: 0.00%

    8. B43 (1 votes [14.29%])

      Percentage of vote: 14.29%

    9. B61 (1 votes [14.29%])

      Percentage of vote: 14.29%

    10. B68 (0 votes [0.00%])

      Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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    #1 BM5 via Woodhaven Bl

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    Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

    This was an unexpected revival of the "Dealing With The Tunnel Closure" series, which I am still not sure when it will return. These pictures are from December 31. 

     

    Anyways, I took the (5) to Freeman, to catch the Bx11 (I've been on the Bx35 already). 

    31892419992_f87e09eff9_b.jpg2002 Orion VII CNG 7643 on the Bx11 at West Farms Road & Westchester Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    Here are the ridership statistics for the Bx11 trip (to see the Bx11 individually, just uncheck all the other routes):

    https://drive.google...Ack&usp=sharing

     

    I took the Bx11 all the way to the Washington Heights end. From there, since it was relatively early to go back home, I decided to take the M5 from the GWB all the way down to South Ferry. Since by then, all buses had signs only to 31 Street, I thought it was a short-turn, and therefore I asked the bus operator if he went to the ferry.

     

    31892418812_b9a8e38837_b.jpg2006 Orion VII Hybrid 6708 on the M5 at Broadway & W 179 Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    I took the route down all the way to the Ferry, and man was it a long ride. The bus ran behind schedule as usual, taking 115 minutes to get from the Bridge down to the Ferry. The fastest part was the Riverside Drive part of the route (which is also my favorite part of the route). It's like a hidden secret, kinda surprised that people from Upper Manhattan (mainly Hamilton Heights) don't really use it to get down to Midtown (of those that take the subway to Midtown). 

     

    32040341355_8695151512_b.jpg2006 Orion VII Hybrid 6708 on the M5 at State Street & Whitehall Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    Last time I would ever see this in person:

     

    31892416112_eb179affc6_b.jpg2006 Orion VII Hybrid 6643 on the M5 at State Street & Whitehall Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    And one pic of the M15 SBS

     

    32040340225_0ffd47e73e_b.jpg2011 Nova Bus LFSA 1279 on the M15 SBS at State Street & Whitehall Street by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    Here are the ridership statistics for the M5 trip:

    https://drive.google...1nM&usp=sharing

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    Don't think I forgot about the Bx17. This was on a weekday, but I decided to incorporate it into this series too.

     

    So one day last month, I took the Bx17 from the Mill Brook Houses all the way up to Fordham Plaza.

     

    31199430874_3541019b7f_b.jpg2004 Orion VII CNG 7771 on the Bx17 at E. Fordham Road & Bathgate Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    32001346096_b78cd18680_b.jpg2004 Orion VII CNG 7798 on the Bx17 at Fordham Plaza by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    Here are the statistics on that trip (uncheck all other routes to see it better): https://drive.google...Ack&usp=sharing

     

    Here are some photos at Fordham Plaza:

     

    31199428924_262de8a179_b.jpg2012 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 Articulated 4736 on the Bx9 at E. Fordham Road & 3 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    31892428232_d0436684d9_b.jpg2013 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 Articulated 4782 on the Bx9 at E. Fordham Road & 3 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    32001349176_93548ef5f3_b.jpg2003 New Flyer D60HF "Galaxy" Articulated 5572 on the Bx9 on E. Fordham Road & Webster Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    I then took the Bx41 SBS to The Hub:

     

    31892427342_3a902091ba_b.jpg2012 Nova Bus LFSA 5780 on the Bx41 SBS at 3 Avenue & Westchester Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    31892426132_508bf0b4dd_b.jpg2012 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 Articulated 4725 on the Bx41 at 3 Avenue & Westchester Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    31892424842_8b33a34fc0_b.jpg2004 Orion VII CNG 7777 on the Bx21 at 3 Avenue & Westchester Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven, on Flickr

     

    Thanks for viewing. If you haven't seen my other thread, make sure to check it out:

    http://www.nyctransi...ng-in-brooklyn/


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