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M86 86th Street Manhattan Crosstown

The Corridor

The M86 serves nearly 25,000 daily riders, making it the second busiest crosstown bus route in Manhattan. The current M86 connects the dense neighborhoods in the Upper West Side and Upper East Side and consequently has the most passengers per mile of any NYCT bus route.  The M86 connects riders to the 1 subway 4 subway 5 subway 6 subway B subway C subway Q subway trains and 14 other bus routes.

Project Description

The M86 is a 2.25 mile, east-west route that provides crosstown service between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side of Manhattan. There are no planned changes to the M86 route and it will continue to operate on West 86 Street, 86 St Transverse Rd, East 86 Street and York Avenue. All M86 SBS buses will operate via this routing. Further, there are no planned changes to current M86 stops and all current stops will be served, except for a few that are temporarily impacted by construction. As such only the M86 SBS will operate, serving all stops, without a separate local service. Note that riders boarding at the Central Park Transverse stop will need to obtain their proof of fare payment receipt at the next stop (Central Park West or Fifth Ave depending on direction of travel).

Physical Features

 

  • Off-board fare collection for faster boarding
  • Station and bus branding
  • Three-door, low floor buses
  • Targeted bus lane segments
  • Bus bulbs to be constructed

Service Plan Features

The M86 SBS route and stops will remain unchanged.

 

SBS Stations

Eastbound
Westbound
W 86 St/Broadway
E 92 St/York Ave
W 86 St/Broadway
York Ave/E 91 St
W 86 St/Columbus Ave
York Ave/E 87 St
W 86 St/Central Park West
E 86 St/1 Ave
Central Park Transverse
E 86 St/2 Ave
E 84 St/5 Ave
E 86 St/3 Ave (moved across street
for upcoming bus bulb construction)
E 86 St/Madison Ave
E 86 St/Lexington Ave (moved across street
for upcoming bus bulb construction)
E 86 St/Lexington Ave (moved across street
for upcoming bus bulb construction)
E 86 St/Madison Ave
E 86 St/3 Ave (moved across street
for upcoming bus bulb construction)
E 86 St/5 Ave
E 86 St/2 Ave
Central Park Transverse
E 86 St/1 Ave
W 86 St/Central Park West
York Ave/ E 86 St
W 86 St/Columbus Ave
York Ave/ E 88 St
W 86 St/Amsterdam Ave
E 91 St/York Ave (drop off only)
W 86 St/Broadway (drop off only)
1 Ave/E 91 St (drop off only) W 87 St/West End Ave (drop off only)

M86 SBS Stops

Bx12 Pelham Bay Park SBS Route Map Graphic


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