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Press Release
August 29, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 2 3 A C E L 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 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 2, downtown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work at Times Square-42nd Street for Flushing CBTC. 

 

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 31, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 31 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 1, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, September 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 2, downtown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to Times Square-42nd Street due to cable work at Times Square-42nd Street for Flushing CBTC.  

 

3

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 31, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 31 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 1, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, September 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 2, 3 service is extended to 34th Street-Penn Station due to cable work at 42nd Street-Times Square for Flushing CBTC.

 

3

From 10 p.m. Sunday, September 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 2, service at the following stations may be affected by events related to the West Indian-American Day Parade:

  • Eastern Parkway – 2, 3, 4
  • Church Avenue – 2
  • Utica Avenue – 3, 4

 

Please use nearby stations when directed.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 31, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 31 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 1, from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, September 1 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Monday, September 2 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, uptown A 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

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 31 to 10 p.m. Sunday, September 1, Lefferts Blvd-bound A trains skip 104th Street and 111th Avenue due to track panel work at Lefferts Boulevard.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2, uptown C 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.

 

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, Jamaica Center-bound E trains are rerouted via the F line from 2nd Avenue to 21st Street-Queensbridge and downtown E trains are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to 2nd Avenue due to switch renewal north of 42nd Street-Port Authority and track tie renewal at Canal Street.

  • No E trains between World Trade Center and West 4th Street.  Customers should take the A or C instead.

 

L

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 2, there is no L train service between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction due to track tie renewal at Lorimer Street and Graham Avenue.  L trains operate in two sections:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction.

 

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FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

 

N, R (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 30 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. 

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 3, Coney Island-bound N trains are rerouted via the D from 36th Street to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue.

  • D trains stop at New Utrecht Avenue-62nd Street
  • For 45th, 53rd, and 59th Streets, customers should take the R instead.

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 2, Coney Island-bound N trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to station painting at 30th Avenue.

 

Q

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

 

 

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