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Press Release
April 11, 2013
IMMEDIATE
MTA NYCT Weekend Service Advisory Apr 12-15
Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A C E F G J M N R and S

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  In addition, TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account. 

 

The Weekender for Mobile in the Apple app store is available now for iPhone; this free-to-download app shares the same features as the desktop version, including a subway diagram that displays the service to be provided each weekend, and all service changes.  Using the most-popular features of the iOS system, users can pinch or expand the map to multiple zoom levels, and tap to choose one of three ways to view service diversions: Service by Line, Service by Borough and Service by Station at http://mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html

 

These weekend changes are necessary because of capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  This work is part of NYC Transit’s ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2010-2014 Capital Program log on to www.mta.info/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

 

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no 1 train service between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.  Customers may take the 2 or 3 trains and free shuttle buses instead.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 trains operate express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street.
  • 2 and 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street

 

Overnight Note:  Downtown 1 trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street.

 

1

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown 1 trains run express from 96th Street to 145th Street due to switch repairs south of 137th Street.

 

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

 

3

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 3 trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

 

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

 

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Manhattan-bound) 4 trains skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  

 

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.  5 trains operate between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street all weekend.  For service between:

  • East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2.
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4.

 

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block renewal at 14th Street-Union Square.

 

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no 7 train service between Flushing-Main Street and Mets-Willets Point due to Flushing Line CBTC work.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, there is no A train service between 168th Street and 207th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  A service operates between 168th Street and Lefferts Blvd and between 168th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between 168th Street and 207th Street, making stops on Broadway at 175th, 181st , 190th and Dyckman Street
  • Between 168th Street and 190th Street, making stops on Fort Washington Avenue at 175th Street and 181st Street only

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there are no C trains between 145th Street and 168th Street due to station painting at 175th Street.  Customers should take the A instead.  A trains run local between 145th Street and 168th Street.

 

E

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13 and from 11:15 p.m., Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:15 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

 

E

From 12:15 am to 6:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 and from 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday April 15, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street.

 

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Coney Island-bound) F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway Project.

 

F, G

At all times until the week of April 22, 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and 4th Avenue-9th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available.  Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

 

J

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, there is no J train service between Hewes Street and Essex Street due to Williamsburg Bridge maintenance.  J Service operates in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street
  • Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every 15 minutes

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes Street and Essex Street, making a station stop at Marcy Avenue.

 

M

Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.  

 

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, and from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, uptown (Queens-bound) N trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electrical work at DeKalb Avenue.

 

N

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, downtown (Coney Island-bound) N trains are rerouted via the D from 36th Street to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue due to pier repair at 15th and 17th Avenue bridges.

 

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown (Queens-bound) R trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to escalator replacement at Whitehall Street and electrical work at DeKalb Avenue.

  • No Manhattan-bound N or R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Customers should use the 4 or A trains at nearby stations.

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, downtown (Manhattan-bound) R trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

 



 

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, uptown (Queens-bound) R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36th Street. 

  • To 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street, customers may take the Jamaica Center-bound E or the 71st Avenue-bound R to Roosevelt Avenue and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E local or R.
  • From these stations, customers may take a Manhattan-bound E or R to Queens Plaza and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound E or 71st Avenue-bound R.  

 

S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle is suspended due to track work between Park Place and Franklin Avenue.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service making station stops at Franklin Avenue, Park Place, Botanic Garden and Prospect Park.

 

DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, THE ( A) OPERATES AS FOLLOWS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

 

A

Between 207th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 207th Street and Howard Beach.  (There is no train service between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway; free shuttle buses operate non-stop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway.  Free H shuttle trains operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Beach 90th Street.)