George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

View of the terminal from the west at 178th St.

The George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal or George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the east end of the George Washington Bridge in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan in New York City, New York. The station is built over the Trans-Manhattan Expressway (Interstate 95) between 178th and 179th Streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth Avenues and features direct bus ramps on and off the upper level of the bridge. The complex includes the 175th Street station of the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at Fort Washington Avenue and 175th Street.

Contents

Architecture

The building was designed by renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and is one of only a few buildings he designed outside of Italy. It opened January 13, 1963. The building is constructed of huge steel-reinforced concrete trusses, fourteen of which are cantilevered from supports in the median of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, which it straddles. The building contains murals as well as busts of George Washington and Othmar Amman, the civil engineer who designed the bridge. The building received the 1963 Concrete Industry Board’s Award. [1]

Bus service

As of 2008, the following bus companies serve the terminal:[2]

There was formerly long distance bus service to Florida, operated by Greyhound Lines.

New York City Transit Authority buses
  • Local buses stop at a lower level and on the streets outside the station. Local service includes:

The first floor of the bus terminal has shops and a waiting area. There is also an New York City Off-track betting parlor located on the first floor.

The bus station is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to the Port Authority's website, on a typical weekday, approximately 17,000 passengers on about 950 buses use the bus station. In 2007, the bus station handled approximately 5,000,000 passengers on about 300,000 buses. The subway station, operated by the New York City Transit Authority, was part of the original A line which opened in 1932.

Accessibility

Some portions of the terminal are wheelchair accessible, but many of the bus platforms are not. In addition, the M4 bus provides wheelchair accessible service to Fort Tryon Park, continuing inside the park to the Cloisters Museum when open.

See also

References

  1. ^ Washington Heights & Inwood Online
  2. ^ http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/bus/html/groutes.html

External links

Advertisements

The George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal or George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the east end of the George Washington Bridge in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan in New York City, New York. The bus station is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to the Port Authority's website, on a typical weekday, approximately 17,000 passengers on about 950 buses use the bus station.

Contents

Architecture

The station is built over the Trans-Manhattan Expressway (Interstate 95) between 178th and 179th Streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth Avenues and features direct bus ramps on and off the upper level of the bridge. The building was designed by renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and is one of only a few buildings he designed outside of Italy. It opened January 13, 1963. The building is constructed of huge steel-reinforced concrete trusses, fourteen of which are cantilevered from supports in the median of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, which it straddles. The building contains murals as well as busts of George Washington and Othmar Amman, the civil engineer who designed the bridge. The building received the 1963 Concrete Industry Board’s Award.[1] The first floor of the bus terminal has shops and a waiting area.

Accessibility

Some portions of the terminal are wheelchair accessible, but many of the bus platforms are not. In addition, the M4 bus provides wheelchair accessible service to Fort Tryon Park, continuing inside the park to the Cloisters Museum when open.

New York City Subway

The complex includes the 175th Street station of the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at Fort Washington Avenue and 175th Street. The subway station, operated by the New York City Transit Authority, was part of the original A line which opened in 1932.

Bus service

As of 2008, the following bus companies serve the terminal:[2]

In addition to service provided by city, state, and major bus companies, service is also provided by Express Shuttle[3] as well as privately operated guagua (minibus) to points in northeastern New Jersey.

New York City Transit Authority buses

New Jersey Transit

Route Terminal via notes
171
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal GWB Plaza
Route 4
175

NJT[4]
Ridgewood GWB Plaza
New Jersey Route 4
Hackensack, Paramus, Rochelle Park
some trips do not stop at
Garden State Plaza
or
Bergen Community College
178
Hackensack Bus Transfer GWB Plaza, New Jersey Route 4
Grand Avenue, Teaneck Armory, Englewood Avenue
express variation of 182
limited Sunday service
Bergenline Station GWB Plaza, Palisade Avenue, Bergenline Avenue
182
Hackensack Bus Transfer GWB Plaza, Fort Lee Road, DeGraw Avenue local variation of 178
186
Dumont GWB Plaza, Sylvan Avenue, Palisades Avenue, Teaneck Road
188
West New York GWB Plaza, Edgewater
60 Street at Kennedy Boulevard

Coach USA

Rockland Coaches

For purposes of service hours, the following terms are used:

  • Peak: Service operates in the peak direction (to Manhattan AM, from Manhattan PM) between 4:30 AM and 9 AM and 3 PM and 7:30 PM, weekdays.
  • Reverse peak: Service operates against the peak direction during peak hours.
  • Shoulder: Service operates in the peak direction (to Manhattan AM, from Manhattan PM) 1-2 hours before or after the peak period.
  • Midday: Bi-directional service to and from Manhattan off-peak, including the shoulder period.
  • Evening: Service operates after the PM rush (bidirectional unless noted).
  • Saturday: Route operates on Saturday.
  • Sunday: Route operates on Sunday.


Route Service Terminals via
9A & 9W
  • Peak
  • Reverse peak
  • Midday
  • Evening
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
New City (9A and 9W)
(full-time)[5]
Central Nyack (9W) or Stony Point (9)
(peak service only)
>Sylvan Avenue, Oak Tree Road, Piermont Avenue/River Road, Broadway, Nyack Turnpike (Central Nyack trips only) Lake Road, Main Street, Route 9W (Stony Point trips only)
11C
  • Peak
  • Reverse peak
  • Midday
  • Evening
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Stony Point, or Spring Valley Grand Avenue (except 11C), Kinderkamack Road, Middletown Road, Route 59 (to Spring Valley), Routes 303, Main Street, and 9W (to Stony Point)
14K
  • Peak
  • Reverse peak
Harrington Park, Westwood, or Montvale Grand Avenue (some trips), Engle Street/Dean Street, Knickerbocker Road, Blanch Avenue, Rivervale Road (to Montvale), Piermont Avenue (to Westwood)
20
  • Peak
  • Reverse peak
  • Midday
  • Evening
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Palisades Center CR 501, Tappan Road, Western Highway, Convent Road, Gilbert Avenue, Middletown Road, Route 59
25
  • Peak
New Milford Route 4, Teaneck Road, NeW Bridge Road, Prospect Avenue, Madison Avenue, Boulevard, River Road
84
RC[6]
  • Peak
  • Reverse peak
  • Midday
  • Evening
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Tenafly County Route 501, Livingston Street (to Northvale), Rivervale Road, Piermont Avenue (to Westwood)


Short Line Bus

Route Service Terminals via notes
208
east/northbound
Peak service only. Montgomery Washingtonville, Monroe, Central Valley
  • Route owned by the New York State DOT.
208
Peak service only. Harlem
East Side (Manhattan)
  • Route owned by the New York State DOT.
  • Does not serve Port Authority Bus Terminal.

See also

References

  1. ^ Renner, James (September 1998). "George Washington Bridge Bus Station". Washington Heights & Inwood Online. http://www.washington-heights.us/history/archives/george_washington_bridge_bus_station_133.html. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/bus/html/groutes.html
  3. ^ http://www.expresshuttle.com/bus-terminals.php
  4. ^ NJT 175 schedule
  5. ^ RC 9 schedule
  6. ^ RC 84 schedule

Coordinates: 40°50′55″N 73°56′18″W / 40.84861°N 73.93833°W / 40.84861; -73.93833

External links



Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message