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Press Release
February 20, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Three Weekend Suspensions in 2, 3 and 5 Service
For Station Improvement Project at 149th Street-Grand Concourse

MTA New York City Transit announces that this coming weekend will bring the first of three planned service suspensions on the 2 3 and 5 service in order to work on the lower level of the 2 5 station at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. There will be no 2 trains between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 96th Street, all 3 service will be suspended and there will be no 5 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse. This work will occur on the following weekends: February 22-25, March 1-4 and March 8-11.

Customers will have four shuttle bus operations available to provide alternate service:

  • 2 Non-stop – Operating between 96th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • 2 Local – Operating between 96th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • 3 Local – Operating between 96th Street and 148th Street
  • 5 149th Street – Operating between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse

During this time, 2 trains will operate in two sections:

  • Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  • Between 96th Street and Flatbush Avenue

5 service also operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street
  • Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green (every 20 minutes)

3 service is suspended. The 2 makes all 3 station stops between 96th Street and Franklin Avenue and the 4 makes all 3 station stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

In addition to the station work at 149th Street-Grand Concourse, workers will be doing track maintenance at 96th Street and tunnel lighting work in the Harlem River Tube.

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info to sign up for free email and text message alerts. Also, customers can check out “The Weekender” on the front page of www.mta.info where subway riders can more easily visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service. In addition, customers may dial 511, the New York State travel information line, for MTA customer service and travel information. NYC Transit agents are available to provide assistance with your travel plans daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.