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Encyclopedia > Port Authority Bus Terminal
Port Authority Bus Terminal at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1568 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hells Kitchen, Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1568 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hells Kitchen, Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ...


The bus terminal is a large building located in Midtown, one block west from the Times Square neighborhood, between 8th and 9th Avenues and 40th and 42nd Street at 625 8th Avenue. The terminal serves as a terminus and departure point for both commuter bus routes (mainly operated by New Jersey Transit's bus operations division) as well as for intercity routes operated by bus companies such as Greyhound and Peter Pan. Direct underground passageways connect the terminal with the 1 2 3 (1234), 7 <7> (1a2a3c), S (1234), N Q R (1234) W (123a) and A C (1234) E New York City Subway lines. View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Times Square For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation) Times Square is the name given to a principal intersection, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... For the film of this name, see 42nd Street (film). ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... The 1 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... R36 7 local northbound at 33 Street-Rawson The 7 Flushing Local is a service of the New York City Subway, running local service along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line, with express service (7 Flushing Express) denoted by a diamond-shaped 7 train logo rather than a... R36 7 local northbound at 33 Street-Rawson The 7 Flushing Local is a service of the New York City Subway, running local service along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line, with express service (7 Flushing Express) denoted by a diamond-shaped 7 train logo rather than a... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... Current bullet R12 end rollsign 1967-1968 and 1968-1977 bullets (in a circle) The 42nd Street Shuttle (also Grand Central-Times Square Shuttle) is a line and service of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Q Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... The W Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... Current services The New York City Subway system has 27 different train routes, some with multiple patterns. ... The E Eighth Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The New York City Subway system is a rapid transit system operated by the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ...


The terminal serves 7,200 buses and about 200,000 people on an average weekday. Over 3 billion passengers have used the building since it opened in 1950. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal interior, March 2005.
Port Authority Bus Terminal interior, March 2005.

The terminal was a solution for a hectic array of various terminals spread throughout Midtown Manhattan. The goal was to centralize the flow of buses and create a user-friendly building. The Port Authority Bus Terminal was opened on December 15, 1950 for passengers. Image File history File links Port Authority Bus Terminal interior, March 2005. ... Image File history File links Port Authority Bus Terminal interior, March 2005. ...


The building has seen expansions and revitalizations over the years. The area around the Port Authority was once considered dangerous even by the standards of pre-gentrified Times Square, especially after dark, but this is no longer the case. The Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco was once the site of a double-decker freeway with cardboard boxes housing the homeless underneath. ...


In Popular culture

  • In Joseph Heller's novel [[Closing Time]] an upscale wedding is held at the terminal in adition to the bulding containing a secret entrence to bomb shelter.

External links

  • Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal History

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