March 11-14 Weekend Suspension on #1 Line In Upper Manhattan and Bronx
This weekend, subway customers who normally use the No. 1 Line should plan on additional travel time as two major construction projects cause service suspensions between 242nd Street and 168th Street and again between 137th Street and 96th. Though there will be a shuttle bus operation in place, customers are advised to use the A train as an alternative if traveling above 96th Street.
The service interruptions will last throughout the weekend. Beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 14, No. 1 Line service will be suspended in both directions between 242nd Street and 168th Street due to station renovation work. Service again will be suspended between 137th Street and 96th Street due to a structural repair project south of the 125th Street Station. Customers who normally ride the Broadway Local are urged to use the A train where possible. Free shuttle buses and the M3 bus also provide alternate service.
Customers heading uptown can transfer to the A at 42nd Street or 59th Street. There is also a free shuttle bus available at 96th Street that will operate along Broadway making station stops at 103rd, 116th, 125th, 145th and 137th Streets (in that order). There is a No. 1 Line shuttle train between 137th and 168th Streets. Customers may transfer at 168th Street to the A train or the M3/shuttle bus along St. Nicholas Avenue making stops at 181st and 191st Streets.
Customers traveling to and from the Bronx should use the free shuttle bus operating on Broadway between Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street and the 207th Street A station, making stops at 238th, 231st, 225th, 215th Streets. Station repair work is being performed along this segment of the line.
Customers are being alerted to these service changes in several ways, including posters and on-board train and station announcements. Additionally, Transit personnel have been distributing brochures at affected stations. During the weekend, employees will also be on hand at selected stations to provide assistance and direct customers to alternate bus service.
Work at these stations includes the installation of track circuits, the reinforcement of platform slab, installation of platform support beams, installation of platform edge strips, and joint repairs and sealing.
The station work along the No. 1 Line is part of the MTA's new strategy to keep stations in good condition. Rather than waiting for full-station rehabilitations, we are fixing issues as they come up. Fixing station components most in need of repair first enables the MTA to make better use of capital dollars through targeted
Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and click on "Planned Service Changes," sign up for free email and text message alerts or use Plan & Ride to determine their best route. For assistance with travel plans, customers can also call our Travel Information line at 718-330-1234 daily, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.