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Anyone have a list of the busiest Long Island Bus routes?


Joel Up Front

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I can say this for sure, that goddamned N6 is number one.

 

I'm pretty sure the N4, 15, 16, and N88 are on there....

 

I drive the N6 and yes its very busy no matter what time. 12am trips standing loads. im like where are you all coming from or going...

 

 

i would say N6,N4,N22,N40/41, N27, N72

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I don't have a list in front of me, but the busiest routes have to be the N6 and N4. After than has to be the N40/1 and N15, although I can't quite pinpoint why the N15 would be so heavily used.

 

The N20/1, N27, and N35 are also heavily used.

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I don't have a list in front of me, but the busiest routes have to be the N6 and N4. After than has to be the N40/1 and N15, although I can't quite pinpoint why the N15 would be so heavily used.

 

The N20/1, N27, and N35 are also heavily used.

http://mta.info/libus/routes/routes.htm

 

N35 is not really heavy at all. between roosevelt field to hempstead can be very busy but going down to baldwin not so busy. but there is no time on that run so most drivers run late on it.

 

N15 polly is busy because it goes by the courts and goes to Long Beach. that run leaves from the roc now. so i never do it.

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I don't have a list in front of me, but the busiest routes have to be the N6 and N4. After than has to be the N40/1 and N15, although I can't quite pinpoint why the N15 would be so heavily used.

 

The N20/1, N27, and N35 are also heavily used.

 

If you stand by bay 3 at Hempstead, you'll see either a huge line for the N15 or will see standing room only as it pulls in. Or maybe that was because it was getting warm and people wanted to go swimming...

 

 

N4s running to Freeport are almost always full, but it seems that operators start on time and then get held up somewhere in Queens, so buses start bunching up and you get a full one that goes on by while one that has just 14 people comes up behind it. To Jamaica, it only gets busy when the sun starts setting.

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There is a list of the busiest LIB routes, but that's before service cuts.

 

http://mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/100125_1617_service2010-libus.pdf Pages 10 and 11

 

Busiest routes (avg passengers/weekday): N6, N40/41, N4, N20/21, N22, N15, in that order.

 

Least busiest routes that still exist (avg passengers/weekday): N62 Industrial, N62 S Freeport, N14, N51, N80, N81, in that order.

 

Extremes: 13980 weekday N6, 74 weekday N62 Industrial. 9330 Saturday N6, 50 Saturday N51. 6210 Sunday N6, 346 Sunday N25.

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N6 and N6 LTD is very hard to get seat, so I usually catch N6 at HTC or Jamaica Bus Terminal.

 

And most B/Os aren't willing to go that 10 miles between 165th Street and Hempstead, so they just pull into the bay (easier at Hempstead) and drop people off, then haul ass out of there. Hell, I just stand to the right of the line and snatch that nice seat before it gets full up. The 6 is the last resort route if my N31/32 doesn't roll by, and that is not only much less crowded, it gets me to the N25 faster.

 

I have NEVER seen an N36, but I know no one rides the N62...

 

The N40/41 serve as an important route as it goes down one of the busiest local roads in Nassau County, and the N6 goes across a State Route and cuts through a lot of diverse neighborhoods....

 

The N4 offers a quick and cheap ride to Jamaica, with the LIRR station right donw the street from Jamaica Center, and 165th Street not that far away.

 

I'm suprised my home route (N25) sees more than 2,700 people a day. Routes that run between LIRR stations (N19, 54/55, for example) don't see much action, it seems.

 

And of course, the N16 is on there. When Nassau classes are in session, buses see SRO almost every trip. Hell, the only times it won't be SRO is if the stop by the college's student lounge building isn't busy, and that only happens 1) Early in the morning, or 2) right after a class begins.

 

I'll see what happens come September with the N15.

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The N40/41 serve as an important route as it goes down one of the busiest local roads in Nassau County

 

My guess why the N40/41 is so busy is because it's the most direct link between Mineola Intermodal, HTC, and Freeport.

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