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Press Release
July 11, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 3 4 5 7 A C D E F G J M N Q R

 

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion e-mails delivered to their inbox by signing up for the E-mail Subscription Program.  Just log on to the NYC Transit homepage at http://www.mta.info/nyct and click on the Know Before You Go banner.

The Weekender for Mobile in the Apple app store is available for iPhone, and in the Google Play store for Android.  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.  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/capital.  Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

1 Subway Line Icon

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, there is no 1 Subway Line Icon train service between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets and station work at Dyckman Street.

  • For service between 137th Street and 168th Street, use free shuttle buses.
  • For service between 168th Street and 191st Street, use M3 or free shuttle buses.
  • For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, use nearby A Subway Line Icon stations.
  • For stations between 207th Street and 242nd Street, take the A Subway Line Icon to 207th Street and transfer to free shuttle buses, which make all 1 Subway Line Icon station stops between 207th Street and 242nd Street.

3 Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, 3 Subway Line Icon trains operate to and from New Lots Avenue all weekend due to switch replacement work south of Wall Street.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, there are no 4 Subway Line Icon trains between New Lots Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge due to switch replacement work south of Wall Street.  Customer should take the 3 Subway Line Icon, N Subway Line Icon, Q Subway Line Icon and R Subway Line Icon trains.  

  • 4 Subway Line Icon trains operate between Woodlawn and Brooklyn Bridge, running local in both directions between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • 3 Subway Line Icon service is extended to New Lots Avenue all weekend.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, southbound 4 Subway Line Icon trains skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to station painting. 

5 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, there is no 5 Subway Line Icon train service between Bowling Green and Grand Central-42nd Street due to switch replacement work south of Wall Street.  Customers should take the 4 Subway Line Icon and/or the N Subway Line Icon, Q Subway Line Icon.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, southbound bound 5 Subway Line Icon trains skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse due to station painting.

7 Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Main Street-bound 7 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue due to cable work between 33rd Street and 69th Street for Flushing CBTC.

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, 207th Street-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street, then run local to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to asbestos abatement and cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 168th Street-bound C Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the F Subway Line Icon line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to asbestos abatement and cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

D Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, Coney Island-bound D Subway Line Icon trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, Jamaica Center-bound E Subway Line Icon trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Penn Station due to asbestos abatement and cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

F Subway Line Icon

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

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FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy recovery work for 12 non-consecutive weekends beginning July 8 until the end of 2013: 

Fix & Fortify work will repair the under river Greenpoint tube and the delicate equipment that was submerged, while reinforcing the system to make it less vulnerable to future severe weather events.

G Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, there is no G Subway Line Icon train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue.  G Subway Line Icon trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue.  There is no G Subway Line Icon service at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square. 

Free shuttle buses operate on two routes: 

1.         Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G Subway Line Icon and Court Square

2.         Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L Subway Line Icon and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

  • G Subway Line Icon trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Avenue
  • L Subway Line Icon trains and shuttle buses at Lorimer Street
  • E Subway Line Icon and 7 Subway Line Icon trains and shuttle buses at Court Square

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J Subway Line Icon

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 14, there is no J Subway Line Icon train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.  J Subway Line Icon trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
  • Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M to Metropolitan Avenue. 

Free shuttle buses operate between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue, making stations stops at Chauncey Street, Halsey Street, Gates Avenue and Kosciusko Street. 

  • Transfer between J Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.
  • Transfer between J Subway Line Icon and L Subway Line Icon trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and/or Broadway Junction.

M Subway Line Icon

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 14, M Subway Line Icon service is suspended due to station renewal work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Customers should take the J Subway Line Icon trains making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue.  (See J Subway Line Icon entry.)

(Note:  At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.)

N Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, N Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the R Subway Line Icon line in both directions between Canal Street and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown.

N Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, Coney Island-bound N Subway Line Icon trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

Q Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, Q Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the R Subway Line Icon line in both directions between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown.

Q Subway Line Icon

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, Manhattan-bound Q Subway Line Icon trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park due to track panel installation at Sheepshead Bay.

Note:  At all times until December 2013, Manhattan-bound Q Subway Line Icon platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.

R Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown, R Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted in both directions as follows:

  • Via the D Subway Line Icon line between DeKalb Avenue and 47th-50th Sts
  • Via the M Subway Line Icon line between 47th-50th Sts and Queens Plaza

N Subway Line Icon trains make R Subway Line Icon stops between DeKalb Avenue and Lexington Avenue-59th Street during this time.

R Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.