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Press Release
October 10, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 4 5 6 7 A D E F G N Q R S

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 Line Icon

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, there are no 4 Subway Line Icon trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium die to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.  Customers should take the D and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 Subway Line Icon service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street –Yankee Stadium.
  • Customers may transfer between 4 Subway Line Icon and  D Subway Line Icon trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • For service to or from 167th Street, 170th Street, Mt. Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, customers may use D Subway Line Icon service at nearby stations.  Walk or take a cross-town bus between 4 Subway Line Icon and D Subway Line Icon stations.
  • Free shuttle buses operate to and from Bedford Park Boulevard, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn.  Shuttle buses connect with the Bedford Park Boulevard 4 Subway Line Icon station.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 12, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, October 12 to 6 a.m. Sunday, October 13 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, October 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, downtown 4 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, October 12 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 5 trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, downtown 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Grand Central-42nd Street to Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

6 Subway Line Icon

At all times until May 2014, 6 Subway Line Icon trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.  

7 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, there is no 7 Subway Line Icon train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.      

  • Customers should use E Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconN Subway Line Icon and Q Subway Line Icon service between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Pl.
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Subway Line Icon shuttle operates overnight.
  • [Q ] service is extended to Ditmars Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A Subway Line Icon

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 13, there is no A Subway Line Icon train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway/Rockaway Park due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  A Subway Line Icon trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd.

Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.
  • Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach/JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park. 

A Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Coney Island-bound D Subway Line Icon trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

E Subway Line Icon

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F Subway Line Icon

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M 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

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Queens Plaza to Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Coney Island-bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to 21st Street-Queensbridge due to signal modernization at Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Jamaica-bound F Subway Line Icon trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Streets due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Court Square-bound G Subway Line Icon trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking. 

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 and weekend R 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, October 11 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 14, Coney Island-bound N Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the D Subway Line Icon line in Brooklyn from 36th Street to Stillwell Avenue due to track panel work south of 8th Avenue. 

Q Subway Line Icon

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 12 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 13, Q Subway Line Icon service is extended to and from Ditmars Boulevard due to 7 Subway Line Icon suspension between Manhattan and Queens. 

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.

S Subway Line Icon

12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 12, Sunday October 13 and Monday, October 14, the 42nd Street shuttle operates through the night due to 7 Subway Line Icon suspension between Manhattan and Queens. 

 

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