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Effective November 6, 2016 M23 Select Bus Service

M23 Select Bus Service

Overview

The M23 corridor serves nearly 13,000 average weekday riders.  The current M23 route provides crosstown service along 23rd Street in Manhattan connecting dense residential and commercial neighborhoods.  The route provides connections to all 23rd Street subway stations, the PATH train, and several bus routes.  In recent years, it has experienced significant delays and a lack of reliability leading to an ongoing ridership decrease.


SBS Improvements

Select Bus Service (SBS) brings faster and more reliable bus service to the M23. SBS improves speed and reliability through dedicated bus lanes and off-board fare payment.  SBS also improves passenger comfort and convenience through enhanced bus stops that include shelters with seating and lighting and real time bus arrival information. For more information on SBS features, please visit our SBS pages here and here.


How do I pay now?

Effective November 6, all customers must pay their fare BEFORE boarding at a fare machine. Bus stops typically have three fare machines. Two machines accept MetroCards and one machine accepts coins. After paying, you will receive a ticket as proof of purchase. You must keep your ticket for the duration of your trip. After paying, you can board the bus through any door. You do not need to show your ticket to the bus driver, unless you paid with coins and need a paper transfer. For customers using a MetroCard, transfers work the same way as other bus routes.

The M23 Corridor

Effective November 6, the M23 SBS replaces the M23 local, operating at all times.  The M23 SBS travels between Chelsea Piers and Avenue C, making only SBS stops (see stop list and map below).

SBS Stations

Eastbound
Westbound

12 Avenue & W 23 Street (Chelsea Piers)

Avenue C & E 20 Street

W 24 Street & 12 Avenue

E 20 Street & E 20 Street Loop

W 23 Street & 11 Avenue

E 20 Street & 1 Avenue

W 23 Street & 10 Avenue

E 23 Street & 1 Avenue

W 23 Street & 9 Avenue

E 23 Street & 2 Avenue

W 23 Street & 8 Avenue

E 23 Street & 3 Avenue

W 23 Street & 7 Avenue

E 23 Street & Park Avenue S

W 23 Street & 6 Avenue

E 23 Street & Broadway

E 23 Street & Broadway

W 23 Street & 6 Avenue

E 23 Street & Park Avenue S

W 23 Street & 7 Avenue

E 23 Street & 3 Avenue

W 23 Street & 8 Avenue

E 23 Street & 2 Avenue

W 23 Street & 9 Avenue

E 23 Street & 1 Avenue

W 23 Street & 10 Avenue

E 23 Street & Avenue C

W 23 Street & 11 Avenue

Avenue C & E 20 Street

W 24 Street & 12 Avenue

 

12 Avenue & W 23 Street
(Chelsea Piers)


M23 Select Bus Service Map


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