MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 18, 2009
IMMEDIATE
M72 Extension to West 66th Street

MTA NYC Transit announced that beginning Sunday, December 20, the westbound M72 will be rerouted to a new terminal on West 66th Street. Because of NYS DOT construction on West 72nd Street, the M72 has been on diversion via Riverside Boulevard, West 68th Street and Freedom Place at the western end of the route. Congested conditions on West 68th Street, however, now require the westbound M72 to be rerouted to West 66th Street.

The westbound M72 will take its existing diversion route on Riverside Boulevard to West 66th Street, then travel east on West 66th Street to the new terminal on West 66th Street between Riverside Boulevard and Freedom Place.

The eastbound M72 will begin from its new terminal on West 66th Street between Riverside Boulevard and Freedom Place, travel north on Freedom Place to its second stop at West 69th Street and then resume the regular route.

The only new M72 bus stop will be on West 66th Street, south curb, between Riverside Boulevard and Freedom Place. The service span, frequency, running time, and destination signs will remain unchanged.

Customers may call our Travel Information Center at 718-330-1234 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or log onto www.tripplanner.mta.info to use Trip Planner to plan their trips. Customers with web enabled phones or PDAs can use our Trip Planner On-the-Go! by going to www.tripplanner.mta.info/mobile; in addition to planning their trips, Blackberry users can download the free icon for one touch access to the service.