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Press Release
September 12, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 6 D E 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

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no 1 Subway train service between 14th Street and South Ferry due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction. 

  • Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Chambers Street and South Ferry.
  • 1 Subway trains run express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street.
  • 2 Subway and 3 Subway trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street.

Overnight note:  Downtown 1 Subway trains run local from Times Square-42nd Street to 14th Street during the overnight hours.

2 Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2 Subway trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

3 Subway

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 3 Subway trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street due to Cortlandt Street reconstruction.

4 Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 4 Subway 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.

5 Subway

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, September 14 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 5 Subway trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge, and every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

6 Subway

From 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to rail work north of Whitlock Avenue.

D Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there are no D Subway trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Herald Square due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge.   Customers should take the F SubwayN SubwayQ SubwayR Subway or special shuttle train instead. 

  • D Subway service operates as follows:

Between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center (express between 36th Street and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center)

Between 34th Street-Herald Square and 205th Street

Special shuttle trains operate every 20 minutes between Grand Street and West 4th Street, stopping at Broadway-Lafayette.

  • For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, customers may take the N SubwayQ Subway or R Subway.  Transfer between the D Subway and N SubwayQ SubwayR Subway trains at 34th Street-Herald Square and /or Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.
  • For West 4th Street and Broadway-Lafayette Street, customers should take the F Subway instead.  Transfer between D Subway and F Subway trains is available at 34th Street-Herald Square.
  • For Grand Street, customers may take the shuttle train and transfer between trains at Broadway Lafayette.  Or use the N SubwayQ Subway or R Subway at the nearby Canal Street station.

E Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, to 5 a.m. September 16, E Subway trains are rerouted via the F Subway line in both directions between Roosevelt Avenue and West 4th Street due to a Sandy-related survey of the 53rd Street tube. 

  • E Subway trains travel via the 63rd Street and 6th Avenue corridors, stopping at F Subway stations.
  • Free shuttle buses run between Court Square-23rd Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.

F Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking. 

G Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no G Subway train service between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.  Customers should take the F Subway instead.  To connect between F Subway and G Subway service, customers should take the A Subway or C Subway between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Jay Street-MetroTech.  G Subway service operates in two sections:

  • Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.
  • Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, every 20 minutes.

L Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no L Subway train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves due to track tie renewal at Graham Avenue.  L Subway 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.

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FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N SubwayR Subway (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, there are no N Subway or R Subway trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N Subway and weekend R Subway service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

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

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N Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14 and 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, N Subway trains run local in both directions between DeKalb Avenue and 59th Street in Brooklyn due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge.

Q Subway

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, 57th St-7th Ave-bound Q Subway trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Kings Highway due to track panel and roadbed work south of Kings Highway.

Q Subway

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

R Subway

12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no R Subway train service between 59th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn due to New York State Department of Transportation Inspection of the Manhattan Bridge.  Customers should take the N Subway instead.  R Subway trains run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 59th Street.

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