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Press Release
October 3, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 4 5 6 A 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, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there are no 1 Subway trains between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets.  1 Subway trains operate between South Ferry and 137th Street.  Customers may take A Subway trains, the M3 and free shuttle buses as alternates.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between 137th Street and 168th Street
  • M3 and free shuttle buses operate between 168th Street and 191st Street
  • Free shuttle buses operate between 207th Street and 242nd Street

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

4 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 5, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 5 to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 6 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 6 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, uptown 4 Subway trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to electrical work at 51st Street.

5 Subway

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 6, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 Subway 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

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 5 Subway trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to electrical work at 51st Street. 

6 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to electrical work at 51st Street.

6 Subway

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 until May 2014, 6 Subway trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.  

A Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Brooklyn-bound A Subway trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

A Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there is no A Subway train service between Euclid Avenue and Lefferts Blvd or 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 train shuttle is unaffected.

D Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Coney Island-bound D Subway trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D SubwayN Subway (FASTRACK)

From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, there is no D Subway service between Stillwell Avenue and Bay Parkway and no N Subway service between Stillwell Avenue and 86th Street due to FASTRACK shutdown for maintenance, testing and inspection of signal equipment.  Customers may take F Subway or Q Subway trains and the B1, B4, B64 and B82 buses instead.

D Subway

From 8 p.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6, the last stop for some trains headed toward Coney Island is Bay Parkway due to FASTRACK shutdown for maintenance, testing and inspection of signal equipment.

E Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica Center-bound E Subway trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track maintenance north of Elmhurst Avenue.

F Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica-bound F Subway trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Streets due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

F Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 5 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Jamaica-bound F Subway trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track maintenance north of Elmhurst Avenue.

F Subway

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains are rerouted via the M Subway line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway project. 

G Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, Nassau Avenue-bound G Subway trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking. 

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy recovery work for 12 non-consecutive weekends beginning July 8 until the end of 2013: 

G Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there is no G Subway train service between Court Square and Nassau Avenue.  G Subway trains operate between Nassau Avenue and Church Avenue.  There is no G Subway 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 and Court Square
  2. Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer Street L Subway and Court Square

Customers may transfer between:

  • G Subway trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Avenue
  • L Subway trains and shuttle buses at Lorimer Street
  • E Subway or 7 Subway trains and shuttle buses at Court Square

L Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 7, there is no L Subway train service between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal at Graham Avenue.  L Subway service operates in two sections:

  • Between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street
  • Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Rockaway Parkway

Free shuttle buses operate between Lorimer Street and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

 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. 

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.