New X23 and X24 Express Bus Service Starts Monday, August 27th


MetroCards Available Locally


Please be advised that effective Monday, August 27, 2001, the New York City Department of Transportation will discontinue Atlantic Express interim express bus service on routes AE4 and AE5 in order to begin new express service on routes X23 and X24 from the south shore to our many stops in midtown Manhattan.

In response to customers’ requests, afternoon service on the X23 and X24 routes from midtown Manhattan will begin operating at 3:00 PM rather than 3:15 PM. The last X23 and X24 departures will not change, they will continue to leave 59th Street at 7:30 PM. In addition, the location of a few X23 and X24 bus stops in Staten Island have been changed. These changes are minor and were made to enhance the safety of our operations. Detailed maps and schedules are available on all Atlantic Express commuter buses and on our website at

The fare for X23 and X24 service is $3.00 and all buses will be equipped with MetroCard fare boxes. By using a MetroCard you can take advantage of free transfers. We have arranged for New York City Transit to station MetroCard sales representatives at convenient locations on Staten Island this weekend. MetroCards will be available on Saturday, August 25th at Amboy Road and Page Place from 10 AM to 3 PM. MetroCards will also be available on Sunday, August 26th at Arden Avenue and Drumgoole Road from 10 AM to 3 PM. You may purchase a new MetroCard or add value to a MetroCard you already have. Please note that cash will be the only form of payment accepted at these locations.

MetroCard sales representatives will also be stationed at 43rd Street and Madison Avenue during the AM rush hour on Wednesday, August 29th. In addition, they will be available at 50th Street and Madison Avenue during the AM rush hour on Wednesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 19th. You may also purchase a new MetroCard or add value to a MetroCard you already have at any New York City Transit or Staten Island Rapid Transit subway station and at many local newsstands and other locations.

New York City Transit has also added X21 and X22 express bus service from the south shore to Manhattan. For complete information, go to and click on "Service Advisories".

For additional information, please consult a copy of our revised service schedules, call our toll-free passenger hotline at 866-442-0117 or check the updated information that can be found on this website.

As always, it is a pleasure to serve you. Thank you for riding Atlantic Express.


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* X23: Luten-Hylan-Sequine-Foster-Woodrow Bus Line To Midtown Manhattan *

* X24: Hylan-Arden-Woodrow-Huguenot Bus Line To Midtown Manhattan *

* PARK-&-RIDE: From SHOWPLACE CENTER To Midtown Manhattan *