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Press Release
August 23, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 12456ACDEFGJLMNQR

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of the 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, or 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 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, downtown 1 Subway Line Icon trains run express from 14th Street to Chambers Street due to cable work for vent plant repairs at Mulry Square. 

2 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, downtown 2 Subway Line Icon trains run express from 14th Street to Chamber Street due to cable work for vent plat repairs at Mulry Square.

2 Subway Line Icon

At all times, until 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no 2 Subway Line Icon 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.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, uptown 4 Subway Line Icon 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 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, August 24 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 5 Subway Line Icon trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to track tie renewal north of 125th Street and track maintenance south of 138th Street-3rd Avenue.  Uptown 5 Subway Line Icon trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street.

6 Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, 6 Subway Line Icon 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 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Manhattan-bound 6 Subway Line Icon 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.

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, uptown A Subway Line Icon trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no A Subway Line Icon train service at Fulton Street due to paint and lead abatement at Fulton Street. 

  • There are no transfers between 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon and 4 Subway Line Icon5 Subway Line Icon service at Fulton Street. 
  • Customers should use nearby Chambers Street A Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon station instead.
  • Customers may transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon and 4 Subway Line Icon trains at Nevins Street.
  • Customers may transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon3 Subway Line Icon and A Subway Line IconC Subway Line Icon trains at Park Place/Chambers Street.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, uptown C Subway Line Icon trains run express from Canal Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, there is no C Subway Line Icon train service at Fulton Street due to paint and lead abatement at Fulton Street.

D Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Coney Island-bound D Subway Line Icon trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to rail renewal at Union Street.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Manhattan-bound E Subway Line Icon trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Jamaica Center-bound E Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the F Subway Line Icon line from 2nd Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

  • No E Subway Line Icon trains between World Trade Center and West 4th Street.  Customers should take the A Subway Line Icon or C Subway Line Icon instead.
  • For E Subway Line Icon stations between West 4th Street and 50th Street, customers may use the A Subway Line Icon local or the C Subway Line Icon.  Transfer between trains at West 4th Street.
  • For 7th Avenue, customers may use the D Subway Line Icon; transfer between trains at West 4th Street.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Manhattan-bound E Subway Line Icon trains skip Van Wyck Blvd and 75th Avenue due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F Subway Line Icon

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Jamaica-bound F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the M Subway Line Icon line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway project.   

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Coney Island-bound F Subway Line Icon trains skip Sutphin Blvd , Van Wyck Blvd and 75th Avenue, due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

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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, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, 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 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 24 to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 25, Jamaica Center-bound J Subway Line Icon trains run express from Myrtle Avenue to Broadway Junction due to track panel installation at Kosciusko Street.

L Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, there is no L Subway Line Icon train service between 8th Avenue and 14th Street-Union Square due to replacement of corroded steel column south of 6th Avenue.  L Subway Line Icon trains operate between 14th Street-Union Square and Rockaway Parkway.  M14 buses provide alternate service.

M Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, M Subway Line Icon service is suspended due to station renewal work between Fresh Pond Road and Central Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all station stops.

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FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 23 until October 2014, there are no N Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N Subway Line Icon and weekend R Subway Line Icon service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

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

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N Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 24 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 25, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Coney Island-bound N Subway Line Icon trains skip DeKalb Avenue and run express from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center to 36th Street due to track tie renewal at Union Street.

N Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26, Coney Island-bound N Subway Line Icon trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to station painting at 30th Avenue.

Q Subway Line Icon

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, August 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, August 26 57th Street/7th Avenue-bound Q Subway Line Icon trains run express from Kings Highway to Newkirk Plaza due to station component work at Parkside Avenue, Beverley Road and Cortelyou Road. 

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 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, Manhattan-bound R Subway Line Icon trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue due signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.  

R Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, Bay Ridge-bound R Subway Line Icon 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.

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