(Kansas City, Mo. – November 21, 2011) The Metro’s Main St. MAX bus rapid transit line will offer more frequent service for the Plaza Lights Ceremony on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. From 4 - 11 p.m. MAX Orange Line buses will operate about every 15 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes.
Buses will run on a 15-minute frequency:
Throughout the rest of the day, MAX will operate its holiday schedule, which is every 30 minutes. The last regularly scheduled northbound bus leaves the Plaza at 12:17 a.m., the last regularly scheduled southbound bus leaves the Plaza at 11:42 p.m.
All other Metro routes will operate Sunday/Holiday schedules on Thanksgiving.
Plaza service on Main St. MAX, 51-Broadway and 57-South Oak will reroute during the Plaza Lighting Ceremony. All of the reroutes will begin at 6 p.m. and end when traffic clears at approximately 11 p.m.
MAX: Southbound MAX will travel south on Main, past 47th Street to Main/Brookside. MAX will then go west on 49th and south on Main to resume the regular route. MAX will still make passenger stops south of 49th Street. The northbound route will travel the reverse - north on Main, east on 49th and north on Brookside. After 6 p.m., MAX will not make passenger stops at the northbound and southbound stations on J.C. Nichols Parkway. Customers will need to board and exit northbound and southbound MAX buses at 47th & Main.
51-Broadway: Southbound buses will travel the regular route to 45th & Roanoke Parkway, continue east to Belleview, south to 46th, west to Roanoke Parkway then north and west to resume the regular route. Buses will lay over on Roanoke Parkway between 45th and 46th streets before beginning the reverse northbound route.
57-South Oak: Southbound 57-South Oak will travel south on Main, past 47th Street to Main/Brookside. 57-South Oak will then go west on 51st Street, north on Main, east on 49th, north on Brookside to Main, and continue north. 57 buses that would travel to or from Waldo between 6 and 6:30 p.m. will use Ward Parkway between Main and Wornall, instead of 47th Street.
On Friday, Nov. 25, routes that usually travel on Grand at Crown Center will be rerouted from 4 p.m. to midnight because of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lighting ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Customers can call 816-221-0660 to find a nearby Metro bus stop.
Routes that will be affected by reroutes include Main St. MAX Orange Line, 28-Blue Ridge, 53-Armour-Swope Park, 54-Armour-Paseo, 55-Rockhill, 57-South Oak, 69X-Liberty Express, 123-23rd Street and 142-North Oak.
For further information, call the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.