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Press Release
September 19, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 4 5 6 A D F G M 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.

4 Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Utica Avenue and New Lots Avenue-bound 4 Subway trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

5 Subway

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 22, Bowling Green-bound 5 Subway trains run express from Dyre Avenue to East 180th Street 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 21 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 5 Subway trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green.  Bowling Green-bound 5 Subway trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work between 14th Street-Union Square and 42nd Street-Grand Central.

6 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 4 a.m. Monday, September 23, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 Subway trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work at Castle Hall Avenue and Middletown Road.

A Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, there is no A Subway train service between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach-JFK Airport due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  A Subway trains operate in two sections: 

  • Between Inwood-207th Street and Euclid Avenue
  • Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway

Free Shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport, making station stops at Grant Avenue, 80th Street, 88th Street, Rockaway Blvd., 104th Street, 111th Street, Lefferts Blvd., Aqueduct Racetrack and Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue.
  • Between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach-JFK Airport, nonstop

Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Euclid Avenue and/or at Howard Beach-JFK airport.  Note:  Rockaway Park Shuttle service is unaffected.

A Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Brooklyn-bound A Subway trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal south of 125th Street.

D Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Coney Island-bound D Subway trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal south of 125th Street.

F Subway

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains are rerouted via the M Subway line after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for Second Avenue Subway Project. 

F Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, 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 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, 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.

M Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, M Subway service is suspended due to station renewal at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all station stops.

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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 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Ditmars Blvd-bound N Subway trains are rerouted via the D Subway line from Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street due to track panel removal at 86th Street.

N Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 23, Coney Island-bound N Subway trains skip 49th Street in Queens due to drain pipe installation at Times Square-42nd Street.  

N Subway

From 4:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., Sunday, September 22, Coney Island-bound N Subway trains skip 30th Avenue, Broadway, 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue due to emergency replacement of damaged rail and other rail repairs north of Queensboro Plaza.

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

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, Bay Ridge-bound R Subway trains skip 49th Street due to drain pipe installation at Times Square-42nd Street.  

 

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