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Press Release
September 5, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 5 6 A C F G 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 Subway Line Icon

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, there is no 1 Subway Line Icon train service between 137th Street and 242nd Street in either direction due to brick arch repair at 168th Street and 181st Street.  1 Subway Line Icon service operates between South Ferry and 137th Street only.

Customers may use free shuttle buses:

  • Between 137th Street and 168th Street
  • Between 168th Street and 191st Street (and the M3)
  • Between 207th Street and 242nd Street

Customers may transfer between buses and trains at 137th Street 1 Subway Line Icon, 168th Street A Subway Line Icon and 207th Street A Subway Line Icon stations.  For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, customers may use nearby A Subway Line Icon stations.  Transfer is available between the 1 Subway Line Icon and A Subway Line Icon trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 7 and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 8, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 Subway Line Icon trains run express from East 180th Street to Dyre Avenue due to track tie block and surface replacement north of Morris Park and cable work north of Baychester Avenue.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 7 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 8, 5 Subway Line Icon trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to track tie block and surface replacement north of Morris Park and cable work north of Baychester Avenue.

6 Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to electrical work at Elder Avenue and rail work north of Whitlock Avenue.

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 7, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, September 7 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, September 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, Far Rockaway-bound A Subway Line Icon trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

A Subway Line Icon

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, September 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, September 8, Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon trains skip 104th Street and 111th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Boulevard.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, Euclid Avenue-bound C Subway Line Icon trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

F Subway Line Icon

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, 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 the Second Avenue Subway project.  F Subway Line Icon trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue.   

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, Coney Island-bound F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the A Subway Line Icon line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

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, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, 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

L Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, there is no L train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves due to track tie renewal at Lorimer Street and Graham Avenue.  L trains operate in two sections:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street
  • Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Rockaway Parkway
  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

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

At all times beginning 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 6 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. 

N Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, Coney Island-bound N Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the D Subway Line Icon line from 36th Street to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue.

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

Q Subway Line Icon

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, September 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 9, 57th St-7th Ave-bound Q Subway Line Icon trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Newkirk Plaza due to station component work at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue. 

Q Subway Line Icon

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