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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 Line Icon

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there is no 1 Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon trains run express in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and 14th Street.
  • 2 Subway Line Icon and 3 Subway Line Icon trains run local in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Chambers Street.

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

2 Subway Line Icon

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

3 Subway Line Icon

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

4 Subway Line Icon

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

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 Line Icon 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 Line Icon

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

D Subway Line Icon

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, there are no D Subway Line Icon 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 Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon or special shuttle train instead. 

  • D Subway Line Icon 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 Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon.  Transfer between the D Subway Line Icon and N Subway Line IconQ Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon instead.  Transfer between D Subway Line Icon and F Subway Line Icon 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 Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon at the nearby Canal Street station.

E Subway Line Icon

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

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

F Subway Line Icon

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

G Subway Line Icon

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

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

At all times 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 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14 and 5 a.m. Monday, September 16, N Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon

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

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.

R Subway Line Icon

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 Line Icon 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 Line Icon instead.  R Subway Line Icon trains run between Bay Ridge-95th Street and 59th Street.

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