MTA Press Releases

Press Release
February 4, 2008
IMMEDIATE
Mass Transit Best Way To Giants Super Bowl Celebration

Fans Urged To Avoid Lexington Ave Line

Fresh from rooting their NFC Champion Big Blue on to an historic victory in Super Bowl XLII, tens of thousands of New York Giants fans will line Manhattan's famed Canyon of Heroes to salute the Super Bowl Champions on Tuesday, February 5th and MTA NYC Transit is prepared to get them there safely to enjoy the time honored New York City tradition.

Lower Broadway, dubbed The Canyon of Heroes, has hosted more than three dozen ticker tape parades since 1896 and fans have relied on NYC Transit to get to the festivities for most of them. Super Tuesday's celebration will be no different. With close to a dozen subway lines serving Lower Manhattan, fans will have plenty of commuting options to ensure they get a great spot to salute the Super Bowl Champions as they make their way up Broadway to City Hall.

Although the Lexington Avenue line serves the Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall, Fulton Street - Broadway Nassau, Wall Street, and Bowling Green stations, Giants fans are urged to avoid the 4 5 6 lines due to normal weekday rush hour crowding along the corridor.

Instead, fans are urged to use the 1 line or the R or W lines to Rector Street, or the E to World Trade Center. Fans should also consider taking the A C 2 or 3 lines to Chambers Street or 2 3 to Wall Street, and the J to the Broad Street station. Crowding conditions at the City Hall R and W station, Park Place 2 and 3 station and nearby 4 5 6 Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall station may force trains to bypass those stations during the parade and ceremony at City Hall. All lines affected will be monitored by supervision to ensure smooth operation.

Several local Manhattan bus routes (M1, M6, M9, M15, M22, M103), Manhattan-bound NYC Transit express bus routes (X1, X3, X4, X10, X11, X12, X13, X15, X16, X17A/C, X18, X19, X20, X27, X28, X29) and Manhattan-bound MTA Bus Company express bus routes (B51, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, QM1A, QM11, QM24) also serve Lower Manhattan. However, due to expected street closures in support of the parade, riders should expect that some or all of these routes will be detoured in and around the area on Tuesday during the morning and early afternoon hours.

Because of the expected turn out, fans should buy their MetroCards in advance, give themselves extra travel time to get to Lower Manhattan and consult the www.mta.info website for Service Alerts regarding bus detours and subway service. While on line, fans can also plan their travel itineraries using NYC Transit's Trip Planner.