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Q52 + Q53 Select Bus Service - Effective Nov 12

M52 + 53 Select Bus Service Map

Q52 + Q53 Select Bus Service

Overview

The Q52 and Q53 bus routes serve approximately 20,000 daily riders. The Q52 and Q53 provide north-south service along the Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards corridors connecting the neighborhoods of Woodside, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Middle Village, Forest Hills, Glendale, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Rockaway Beach, Arverne and Rockaway Park in Queens. The Q52 and Q53 also serve as an important subway feeder to the 7 subwayA subwayE subwayF subwayM subwayR subwayJ subwayZ subwayS subway(Rockaway Park Shuttle) trains and the Long Island Rail Road in addition to serving Queens Center Mall, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Rego Park Center, Forest Park and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.


SBS Improvements

Select Bus Service (SBS) brings faster and more reliable bus service to the Q52 and Q53. Q52 and Q53 SBS improves speed and reliability through dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment, and fewer stops. Q52 and Q53 SBS also improves passenger comfort and convenience through enhanced bus stops that include shelters with seating and lighting. New boarding islands are located at the following SBS Stations: Jamaica Av, 91 Av, 101 Av, and Rockaway Blvd.  Real-time bus arrival information is available on Bus Time at mta.info and/ or by downloading MTA Bus Time application. For more information on SBS features, please visit our SBS pages  here and here.


How do I pay now?

Effective November 12, 2017, all Q52 and Q53 SBS 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 along with student half-fare MetroCards. 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 Q52 and Q53 SBS Route

Effective November 12, 2017, The Q52 and Q53 SBS would maintain the routing of the Q52 and Q53 limited-stop bus routes. All Q52 and Q53 service would become SBS. Q52 SBS will operate approximately between 5:15 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., 7 days a week. Q53 SBS will operate 24 hours, 7 days a week. Q52 and 53 SBS will only SBS stops (see stop list below).

SBS Stations

Northbound

Southbound

Q53

Beach 116 St/
Rockaway Beach Blvd

Q53

Roosevelt Av/61 St

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 108 St

Q53

Broadway/75 St

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 102 St

Q53

Broadway/78 St

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 96 St

Q53

Broadway/Whitney Av

Q52

Beach Channel Dr/Beach 54 St

Q53

Broadway/Justice Av

Q52

Beach 59 St/
Rockaway Beach Blvd

Q52+Q53

Hoffman Dr/Woodhaven Blvd

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 67 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Penelope Av

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 73 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Metropolitan Av

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 84 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Myrtle Av

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/
Beach 91 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Jamaica Av*

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/E 16 Rd

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/91 Av* (new)

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Noel Rd

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/101 Av* (new)

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Pitkin Av (new)

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/163 Av

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/157 Av

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/157 Av

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/163 Av

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Pitkin Av (new)

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Liberty Av*

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/Noel Road

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/101 Av* (new)

Q52+Q53

Cross Bay Blvd/W 17 Road

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/91 Av* (new)

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 92 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Jamaica Av*

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 84 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Myrtle Av

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 74 St

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Metropolitan Av

Q52

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 67 St
(drop off only)

Q52+Q53

Woodhaven Blvd/Penelope Av

Q52

Arverne Blvd/Beach 59 St
(drop off only)

Q52+Q53

Queens Blvd/Woodhaven Blvd

Q52

Beach 54 St St/Beach Channel Dr
(drop off only)

Q53

Broadway/Justice Av

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 96 St

Q53

Broadway/Whitney Av

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 102 St

Q53

Broadway/78 St

Q53

Rockaway Beach Blvd/Beach 108 St
(drop off only)

Q53

Broadway/75 St

Q53

Beach 116 St/Rockaway Beach Blvd
(drop off only)

Q53

Roosevelt Av/61 St (drop off only)

   

* Median Boarding Island

 

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