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Press Release
August 8, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August, 11, downtown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

2

At all times, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no 2 train service at 241st Street in either direction due to switch renewal north of 238th Street and track work south of 241st Street.  Customers may take free shuttle buses between 238th Street and 241st Street during morning and evening rush and during the overnight hours when the Bx39 does not run.

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, downtown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work for Flushing CBTC.

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 3 service is extended to 34th Street-Penn Station due to cable work for Flushing CBTC. 

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, 4 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

4

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

5

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 10 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

  • 5 trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Uptown 5 trains run local from Grand Central to 125th Street on Saturday, August 10 only.

6

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 6 service operates in two sections due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue:

  • Between Pelham Bay Park and 125th Street
  • Between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.

7

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, August 10, Main Street-bound 7 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

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, 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 10, downtown C trains run express from 125th Street to 59th Street due to track tie renewal between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Coney Island-bound D trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to rail renewal north of Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and track tie renewal at Union Street.

F

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Streets due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.   

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 9 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Jamaica-bound F run express from West 4th Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track tie renewal at 23rd Street, 34th Street-Herald Square and 42nd Street-Bryant Park.

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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 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, 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. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 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. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10, M service is suspended due to station renewal north of Myrtle Avenue-Broadway and track panel installation at 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 9 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 9 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10 and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Coney Island-bound N trains skip DeKalb Avenue and 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 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, 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 10, Bay Ridge-bound R trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

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