Redeveloped GW Bus Station Opens Tuesday

Beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, the George Washington Bridge Bus Station (GWBBS) will relocate most bus operations to their permanent locations in the redeveloped facility.

The GW Bus Station is located on a two-block site in the Washington Heights area of upper Manhattan. The station, which features a direct link to the upper level of the George Washington Bridge, is between 178th and 179th streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth avenues.

Passenger access will be available through the bus pavilion on the station’s third level. Customers will be able to enter the facility at Fort Washington Avenue and take the escalator, stairs or elevator up to the bus pavilion. There are also express elevators at the Broadway entrance.

The new bus pavilion includes a heated and air-conditioned waiting area, bus gates that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and seating for up to 125 customers, as well as ticket sales, public restrooms and electronic passenger information boards.

More information about the redeveloped bus station, including the gate assignments for NJ Transit, Express/Spanish Transportation, Ameribus/Saddle River and Rockland Coach/Red & Tan bus lines, will be available Customers also may contact their bus carriers for information on their new gate assignments.

The tunnel connection between the facility and the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s A Line station at 175th Street will reopen at a later date. Eventually, more than 120,000 square-feet of new retail facilities are expected to open at the facility’s GWB Marketplace Mercado.

The GWBBS redevelopment project represents the most significant improvement at the facility since its 1963 opening. The project is being directed by GWBBS Development Venture (DV), a private entity working on behalf of the Port Authority.