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QM24 question and what it is like.

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To any who use QM24 I want to try it some time but what stops are most likely to still have seats left? I would like to get a seat and not be standing. Which stops are used the most on the QM24?

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lol... The only express buses I know of where people stand are on Staten Island and sometimes on the X27 or X28, and even that isn't "the norm", so just go and get on at a stop if you want to get on.  Worst case scenario you'll have to sit next to someone, but I think the answer if fairly obvious.  If you want to get on when the bus is still fairly empty, get on towards the beginning of the route. With just about any express bus I can think of the last few stops tend to be the biggest for the obvious reason.

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I only know QM24 3rd Av branch when my LGA B/O friend who was driving that bus (THat was two years ago I think) and his rush hour bus back into Glendale was back.

After he drop off his last passenger, sometimes he escort me to Q48 bus stop or M60/Q33/Q72 bus stop and he was very kind person.

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Lol. Take it from a inter-daily QM24 rider. Anyways, on the QM24 in the morning to Manhattan, on the 6 Avenue branch, you'd want to take the bus before 74 street and Eliot Avenue, because the stops following 74 street (The big three : 77 street, 80 street, and 83 Place, followed by 85 street, a moderate ridership stop) get slammed pretty hard and the chance of finding a seat is hard towards Manhattan, because everyone likes their space lol. The 3rd Avenue Branch you're likely to get a seat, because it isn't as crowded. The trips after 8:30 AM aren't really a problem to Manhattan because even though they are every 60 minutes apart, they get moderate ridership (about 12-15 riders).

 

In the Afternoon, the QM24 gets crowded by 50 street, so get on south of it to get a seat. The loads stay pretty firm up to 83 street and Eliot Avenue. The 3rd Avenue Branch doesn't get as packed, so you don't have to worry about that.

 

The QM25 also doesn't get so packed, so your chance of finding a seat at the last stops before the express sections is 32%.

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Lol. Take it from a inter-daily QM24 rider. Anyways, on the QM24 in the morning to Manhattan, on the 6 Avenue branch, you'd want to take the bus before 74 street and Eliot Avenue, because the stops following 74 street (The big three : 77 street, 80 street, and 83 Place, followed by 85 street, a moderate ridership stop) get slammed pretty hard and the chance of finding a seat is hard towards Manhattan, because everyone likes their space lol. The 3rd Avenue Branch you're likely to get a seat, because it isn't as crowded. The trips after 8:30 AM aren't really a problem to Manhattan because even though they are every 60 minutes apart, they get moderate ridership (about 12-15 riders).

 

In the Afternoon, the QM24 gets crowded by 50 street, so get on south of it to get a seat. The loads stay pretty firm up to 83 street and Eliot Avenue. The 3rd Avenue Branch doesn't get as packed, so you don't have to worry about that.

 

The QM25 also doesn't get so packed, so your chance of finding a seat at the last stops before the express sections is 32%.

Interesting I found out that the schedule is insanely jenerous and gives B/Os almost an extra 15 to 20 mins of time on the schedule I used QM24 today it had a good load and took 10 mins from fresh pond rd to the LIE 25 mins later in manhattan that is nuts. If you want to preserve BM5 sat service and add service try merging with QM24 sat only via logan and fountain then to BM5 stops to that area.

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I would add extra stops at each Limited Stop and QM15 bus stop, because the current amount of stops ain't doing it. Most of the People who are BM5 riders are also QM15 riders, so add more stops, and add Alderton street in Rego Park as a stop, because that's where most of the interchangeable riders come from. They should also advertise the BM5 as an alternative to the BM5 like they did to the Q52 (It said "Traveling along the Woodhaven Blvd/Cross Bay Blvd corridor? Take either bus." They should do that to the BM5.

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I would add extra stops at each Limited Stop and QM15 bus stop, because the current amount of stops ain't doing it. Most of the People who are BM5 riders are also QM15 riders, so add more stops, and add Alderton street in Rego Park as a stop, because that's where most of the interchangeable riders come from. They should also advertise the BM5 as an alternative to the BM5 like they did to the Q52 (It said "Traveling along the Woodhaven Blvd/Cross Bay Blvd corridor? Take either bus." They should do that to the BM5.

Don't know how much you've taken the 15, but from what you're proposing, I'm guessing not -- the 15 is one of those routes with a "stigma," if you will, and they aint gonna take the BM5 even if they're travelling to a shared stop in Manhattan or Queens simply because the letter in front of the 5 is a B and they're used to seeing the letter Q in front of their 15.

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Don't know how much you've taken the 15, but from what you're proposing, I'm guessing not -- the 15 is one of those routes with a "stigma," if you will, and they aint gonna take the BM5 even if they're travelling to a shared stop in Manhattan or Queens simply because the letter in front of the 5 is a B and they're used to seeing the letter Q in front of their 15.

That ain't true. I take the QM15 literally in the city most of the time, and sometimes you'll see a few QM15 riders hopping on the BM5 because it gets there first and its somewhat a faster ride into Manahattan (don't ask why, but somehow its runtime is slightly less than the QM15 into Manhattan). Most of those people work around the 5/6 Avenue corridor, so they can take either or. That is most common in the AM rush hour and I do that once in a while because I don't mind walking one avenue block (about 2.5 street blocks)

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I converse with many riders who would take the BM5 instead of waiting for QM15 Q23 guy is right those folk do not care BM5 actually lost much of it's stigma years ago. However many of those same riders also use QM15 if they can't get the BM5.

 

 

Don't know how much you've taken the 15, but from what you're proposing, I'm guessing not -- the 15 is one of those routes with a "stigma," if you will, and they aint gonna take the BM5 even if they're travelling to a shared stop in Manhattan or Queens simply because the letter in front of the 5 is a B and they're used to seeing the letter Q in front of their 15.

You do realize BM5 & QM15 have different manhattan stops right?

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That ain't true. I take the QM15 literally in the city most of the time, and sometimes you'll see a few QM15 riders hopping on the BM5 because it gets there first and its somewhat a faster ride into Manahattan (don't ask why, but somehow its runtime is slightly less than the QM15 into Manhattan). Most of those people work around the 5/6 Avenue corridor, so they can take either or. That is most common in the AM rush hour and I do that once in a while because I don't mind walking one avenue block (about 2.5 street blocks)

If that's the case I gotta fan the Woodhaven express corridor soon again and see how ridership's like these days. 

 

 

You do realize BM5 & QM15 have different manhattan stops right?

As a matter of fact, I do.

 

They parallel each other in Manhattan and stop 2 avenues apart -- lord help you if you think that's a substantial difference. and fyi, when it comes to express buses I usually know what I'm talking about...

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If that's the case I gotta fan the Woodhaven express corridor soon again and see how ridership's like these days. 

 

As a matter of fact, I do.

 

They parallel each other in Manhattan and stop 2 avenues apart -- lord help you if you think that's a substantial difference. and fyi, when it comes to express buses I usually know what I'm talking about...

I don't just pointing out that people now use both BM5 and qm15 and have no preferrance anymore.

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I converse with many riders who would take the BM5 instead of waiting for QM15 Q23 guy is right those folk do not care BM5 actually lost much of it's stigma years ago. However many of those same riders also use QM15 if they can't get the BM5.

 

What the hell do you even do with all your time?  You talk about taking practically every single bus in the system, and constantly mention how you take the MetroNorth up to Riverdale instead of the express bus all the time.  Why would you just randomly go out to Woodhaven Blvd and start talking to people waiting for the bus?  I don't care who it is or what it's for, if anyone tries to strike up a conversation at a bus stop (has never happened ever), I wouldn't answer and just tell them that I don't want to talk. 

 

What do you do all day?!? I have been so curious about this for so long.  (Unless everything you're saying is just crap you pulled out of thin air)

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What the hell do you even do with all your time?  You talk about taking practically every single bus in the system, and constantly mention how you take the MetroNorth up to Riverdale instead of the express bus all the time.  Why would you just randomly go out to Woodhaven Blvd and start talking to people waiting for the bus?  I don't care who it is or what it's for, if anyone tries to strike up a conversation at a bus stop (has never happened ever), I wouldn't answer and just tell them that I don't want to talk. 

 

What do you do all day?!? I have been so curious about this for so long.  (Unless everything you're saying is just crap you pulled out of thin air)

 

He's mentioned being a secret shopper, so he gets to all those far-flung places. In any case, just because you wouldn't answer doesn't mean there aren't people out there who will. When I was going around asking for signatures for my petition, I spoke to people both at the bus stops and on the buses themselves, and a decent amount of them responded back and signed the petition (especially at the bus stops).

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I get that this is about the QM24....

But PLEASE, DO NOT MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT MERGING THE ROUTE OR ANY OTHER SOUR BS.


Thank you....

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you honestly can't be serious? Qm24 is too crowded to merge.

 

It's in response to your earlier posts....

 

Do NOT come up with any of that fantasy crap otherwise this thread will be locked.

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It's in response to your earlier posts....

 

Do NOT come up with any of that fantasy crap otherwise this thread will be locked.

I never did or mentioned anything fantasy with QM24 seriously what route can it possibly merge with? except say off-peak but that is a substitution not a merger. My earlier posts had nothing to do with fantasy you are simply overblowing the situation calm down. 

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