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Press Release
October 30, 2013
Take the MTA to the 2013 ING Marathon
Transit’s Marathon Subway Map is Online

The 2013 ING NYC Marathon will kick off on Sunday, November 3, with tens of thousands of runners competing.  MTA New York City Transit’s subway and buses will get you to the event from all parts of the city.  Click here for our customized Marathon subway map is on the web.  It highlights the pre-race events as well as a number of great viewing locations throughout the city.  The map also lists a number of tools and tips to assist customers when traveling. 

Our Operations Planning Division and our Bus Road Operations team will stay in contact with the New York Road Runners Club, sharing information regarding any street closures and/or subway diversions that may arise.  The Central Park Tranverses at 65th, 79th and 96th Streets will be closed for most of the day.  No buses will be allowed to cross 5th Avenue during the race. 

Please note that due to weekend work, downtown A Subway and D Subway trains make all local stops on Central Park West between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle. Coney Island-bound F Subway and Church Avenue-bound G Subway trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway.  Customers may use R Subway service which operates over the Manhattan Bridge on weekends and stops at 4th Avenue-9th Street.  

Spectators should check our website at for Current Service Status on any MTA mode of travel that they plan to use.  Remember that TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  Customers can also use our OnTheGo mobile service at or follow us on Twitter @nycsubwayscoop throughout the weekend for travel updates.