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Press Release
August 1, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 2 5 6 A C D 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/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, there is no 2 train service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse and rail repairs in the Harlem River tube.

2 service operates in two sections:

  1. Between 241st Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street
  2. Between 148th Street (3) station and Flatbush Avenue

Free shuttle buses operate in three segments:

  1. Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street only
  2. Between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse only
  3. Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 135th Street only

Note:  5 service is suspended between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 4, there is no 5 train service between East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse due to statin rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse and rail repairs in the Harlem River tube. 

5 service operates in two sections:

  1. Between Dyre Avenue and East 180th Street
  2. Between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes

Customers should use 2 trains and free shuttle buses.  Take the 2 between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street.  Take the 149th Street shuttle bus between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

Note:  5 trains from Manhattan skip 138th Street-Grand Concourse; no 2 service between 3rd Avenue-149th Street and 135th Street.

6

From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to electrical work at Elder Avenue.

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, downtown A trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, downtown C trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Coney Island-bound D trains run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Streets to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.  F trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue.   

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, 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.

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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, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, 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, August 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 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/from Metropolitan Avenue. 

L trains provide connecting service via Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Broadway Junction.  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.

M

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 4, M service is suspended due to station renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation a Kosciusko Street.  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.

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FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 2 until October 2014, there are no N or R trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N and weekend R service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

  • No N or R trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected. 

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N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 3 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, 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 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 5, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Newkirk Plaza due to track panel work 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 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 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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