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Press Release
April 18, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 4 6 A C D E F G J M N Q and S (Franklin Ave Shuttle)

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 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, downtown (South Ferry-bound) 1 trains skip 238th Street due to staircase repair at 238th Street.

 

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 20 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, 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 19 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 20 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, downtown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.   

 

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, downtown 6 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.

 

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, 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.

 

6

From 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, downtown (Manhattan-bound) 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Avenue due to rail repair south of Parkchester.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, 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

 

A

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Manhattan-bound A trains run express from Euclid Avenue to Broadway Junction due to tie block renewal at Euclid Avenue.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 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.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, uptown trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, Manhattan-bound C trains run express from Euclid Avenue to Broadway Junction due to tie block renewal at Euclid Avenue.

 

WEEKEND FASTRACK

 

D, N

From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, there is no service between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Bay Parkway on the D and between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and 86th Street on the N due to weekend FASTRACK inspection, testing and maintenance of signal equipment.  Customers may use the F or Q trains instead. 

D customers may use:

  • B64 bus at Stillwell Avenue and Bay 50th Street/Harway Avenue
  • B82 bus at Bay Parkway
  • B1 at 25th Avenue 

N customers may use B1 and B4 buses:

  • to Avenue X for F train service
  • to Ocean Parkway or Sheepshead Bay for Q train service

 

E

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

 

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

 

F

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to ADA work at Forest Hills-71st Avenue.

 

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to signal work south of 4th Avenue-9th Street.

 

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.

 

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Church Avenue-bound G trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to signal work south of 4th Avenue-9th Street.

 

G

From 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 22, the last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Square is Bedford-Nostrand Avs due to asbestos abatement north of Nassau Avenue (runs every 20 minutes).

 

J

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 21, there is no J train service between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation between Cypress Hills and 130th Street.  J service operates between Chambers Street and Crescent Street.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street and 121st Street and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.

 

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, M service is suspended due to station renewal projects between Fresh Pond Road and Central Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan and Myrtle Avenues, making all station stops.  (Also note that until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.)

 

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to NYC DOT work south of Parkside Avenue station.

 

S (Franklin Avenue Shuttle)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, 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.)