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Rebuilding the Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy: Current Service

In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, we are committed to ensuring that our customers have travel options and connections to points both on and off the Rockaway Peninsula, and Subway system. These pages will inform you of the current service status, the damage to the infrastructure caused by the storm and keep you up-to-date on the ongoing recovery process.


Current Service

Free Special H Shuttle Train operates betwwen Far Rockaway-Mott Av and Beach 90 St

Free Special H line icon Shuttle Train
Operates between Far Rockaway-
Mott Av and Beach 90 St

Day Departing Mott Av: Departing Beach 90 St:
Monday 4 AM to 9:25 PM 4:30 AM to 9:40 PM

Tuesday to Thursday

4:55 AM to 9:25 PM

5:10 AM to 9:40 PM

Friday 4:55 AM to12 midnight 5:10 AM to 12:30 AM
Saturday and Sunday 4 AM to 12 midnight 4:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Free shuttle buses continue to operate Non-stop between Howard Beach A and Far Rockaway-Mott Av H Free shuttle buses continue to operate Non-stop between Howard Beach A line icon and Far Rockaway-Mott Av H line icon
Service operates between 207 St and both Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Lefferts Blvd Service operates between 207 St and both
Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Lefferts Blvd

Click here to see a map of the current service [PDF]


Travel options to/from the Rockaways

Going to Manhattan?
Depending on where you are in the Rockaways, there's a connection for you  day or night. Use the table below to help plan your trip. Be sure to check the important service notes and additional weekday travel options for Manhattan.

Traveling on the Rockaway Peninsula only?
There are bus and train options for you. See the bus map for intra-Rockaways travel.

What about transfers?
In order to make traveling easier for riders, the MTA and Nassau Inter-County Express have made it possible to allow a three-hour transfer period between some buses and subways.
Read more about Extended transfers.

Get the map

SERVICE AREA BY STREET/NEIGHBORHOOD   TAKE BUSES OR H line icon SHUTTLE TO CONNECT WITH TRAINS
Western
Rockaway
Peninsula
Beach 169 St to
Beach 116 St

Roxbury-Neponsit
Belle Harbor
Rockaway Park
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q35 2 line icon 5 line icon Flatbush Av
Brooklyn College

Beach 116 St to Cross Bay Blvd
Rockaway Park
Seaside

 

Sun icon Q53 A line icon Rockaway Blvd
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q22 to/from Q35 2 line icon 5 line icon Flatbush Av
Brooklyn College
Central
Rockaway
Peninsula
Broad Channel Station
(no A line icon service)
Sun icon

Q52 or Q53 A line icon Rockaway Blvd

Cross Bay Blvd to Beach 67 St
Hammels
Arverne

 

Sun icon Q52 A line icon Rockaway Blvd
Sun icon H line icon Shuttle to/from Mott Av for connections to free Howard Beach/Far Rockaway shuttle bus A line icon Howard Beach
JFK Airport
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q22 to/from free
Far Rockaway/Howard Beach shuttle bus
A line icon Howard Beach
JFK Airport
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q22 to/from Q35 2 line icon 5 line icon Flatbush Av
Brooklyn College
Eastern
Rockaway
Peninsula

Beach 67 St to Mott Av
Edgemere
Bayswater
Far Rockaway

 

Sun icon

H line icon Shuttle to/from Mott Av for connections to free
Far Rockaway/Howard Beach shuttle bus
A line icon Howard Beach
JFK Airport
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q22 to/from
free Far Rockaway/Howard Beach shuttle bus
A line icon Howard Beach
JFK Airport
Sun icon
Moon icon
Q22 to/from Q113 E line icon J line icon Z line icon Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
F line icon Parsons Blvd

Service Notes:
Sun iconAvailable Daytime and Evenings
Moon iconLate Night Alternative (H line icon Shuttle Train, Q52 and Q53 do not operate Late Nights).

Bus Hours of Operation

Q52:  5 AM to 11:30 PM
Q53:  5 AM to 1 AM
Q22:  Operates 24 hours until further notice. Late nights, 12:30 AM to 5 AM, Q22 only operates between
         Beach 21 St (at Mott Av) and Rockaway Beach Blvd at (Beach 116 St).

Regular local bus fares apply on the Q22, Q35, Q52, Q53 and Q113.


Additional weekday travel options to/from Manhattan:

  • Weekday peak period, peak direction express bus service is provided to/from Midtown Manhattan by the QM16 (Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park, Seaside and Broad Channel) and the QM17(Hammels, Arverne, Edgemere, Far Rockaway and Broad Channel). Service operates to Midtown during the weekday AM peak period, and from Midtown during the weekday PM peak period.
    Regular express bus fares apply on the QM16 and QM17.

  • Temporary ferry service is being operated by Seastreak weekdays between Beach 108 St at Beach Channel Dr and Downtown/Midtown Manhattan. One-way fare $2. Take the Q22 or Q53 to Rockaway Beach Blvd at Beach 108 St to connect to the ferry service.
    Call 1-800-262-8743or visit www.seastreak.com for more information.

 

For travel within the Rockaways

Q22 Provides local bus service between Beach 21 St (at Mott Av) and Beach 169 St (at Rockaway Point Blvd). 
        Note: Operates 24 hours until further notice. Late nights from 12:30 AM to 5 AM, only operates between
        Beach 21 St (at Mott Av) and Rockaway Beach Blvd (at Beach 116 St).

H line icon   Free shuttle trains provide local service between Far Rockaway-Mott Av and Beach 90 St. 


      

 

Extended Transfers

The period for transfers from any subway station to the Q22, Q113, N31, N32 and N33 bus routes is temporarily extended to three hours.
Also, “three-legged” transfers (one fare) will be temporarily allowed on the following trips in both directions:

Trip 1 Leg 1-subway
Leg 2-bus
Leg 3-bus
Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College 2 line icon 5 line icon Station to/from the Q35 to/from the Q22
Trip 2 Rockaway Blvd A line icon Station to/from the Q52/Q53 to/from the Q22

Stay Informed

  • Always check Current Service Statusand plan your trip with Trip Planner+
  • Call 511 for automated travel information 24/7; agents are available from 6 AM to 10 PM daily
  • The N31, N32, and N33 bus routes are operated by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus; for more information call 516-228-4000 or visit www.nicebus.com

 


 


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