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Press Release
July 18, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 2 A C D E F G J L 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/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

 

1

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, there is no 1 train service between 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street station reconstruction.  Customers should take the 2, 3 trains and free shuttle buses.

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

 

Overnight Note:  3 trains run express between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street.

 

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21, there are no 2 trains between 241st Street and Nereid Avenue due to removal of old and installation of new track panels south of 241st Street.

  • The Bx39 bus (daytime and evening) and free shuttle buses (overnight) will provide alternate service.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, Coney Island-bound A trains run local from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to West 4th Street, then are rerouted via the F line to Jay Street-MetroTech due to asbestos abatement south of Chamber Street.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, Brooklyn-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to asbestos abatement south of Chambers Street.

 

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 20 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 21 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, Coney Island-bound D trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

 

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, downtown E trains run express from 34th Street-Penn Station to Canal Street due to asbestos abatement south of Chambers Street.

 

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, 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 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

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, there is no G train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue.  G trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue.  There is no G service at Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street and Court Square. 

Free shuttle buses operate on two routes: 

  1. Via Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue G and Court Square
  2. Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

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

 

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J

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21, there is no J train service between Broadway Junction and Myrtle Avenue due to switch renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.  J trains operate in two sections:

  • Between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction
  • Between Chambers Street and Myrtle Avenue, and then rerouted via the M line 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 trains and free shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Myrtle Avenue.
  • Transfer between J and L trains at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and/or Broadway Junction.

 

L

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, L service operates in two sections due to switch work north of Rockaway Parkway:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Broadway Junction
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway (every 24 minutes)

 

M

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 21, M service is suspended due to station renewal work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Customers should take the J train making all M stops between Myrtle Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue.  (See J 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

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, N trains are rerouted via the R 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 trains will stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street, Jay Street-MetroTech and DeKalb Avenue.

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 20 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 21 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, Coney Island-bound N trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

 

Q

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, Q trains are rerouted via the R 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 trains will stop at City Hall, Cortlandt Street, Rector Street, Whitehall Street, Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech.  

 

Q

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, Manhattan-bound Q 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 platforms at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue are closed for station component work.

 

R

From 5:15 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, due to general maintenance and prep work on the Manhattan Bridge prior to the Montague tube shutdown, R trains are rerouted in both directions as follows:

  • Via the D line between DeKalb Avenue and Broadway-Lafayette Street
  • Via the M line between Broadway-Lafayette Street and Queens Plaza

N and Q trains make R stops between DeKalb Avenue and 57th Street-7th Avenue during this time.

 

R

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, Bay Ridge-bound R trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

 

 

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