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Press Release
December 1, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Changes Part of Subway Action Plan, ATS System Testing

Enhanced Station Initiative & Other Ongoing Maintenance,

 Repair and Capital Construction Work

For Improvements on the 1 2 34 5 6 7 a b d e f g j m n q r s

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative in Brooklyn and Queens and on-going capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  These programs maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to continue to provide MTA customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2015-2019 Capital Program, click here.  

This weekend, work crews will be dispersed throughout the entire subway system to perform a variety of critical tasks in the areas of track replacement and maintenance, signal modernization, station enhancements, electrical upgrades and communication improvements.  All of this work is aligned with the MTA Subway Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to stabilize and modernize the subway system by attacking the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents, strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.    

“The Weekender” is your digital guide to understanding planned service changes in effect for system maintenance and construction, and makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  Customers may visit www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking the  “Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu.

The “Weekender for Mobile App” includes MTA Subway Time data and is available for iPhone in the Apple app store, and in the Google Play store for Android devices.  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. 

Customers can also download the apps at http://web.mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html.

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 by clicking here.   Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

1

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, uptown 1 trains run express from 96 St to 157 St due to track maintenance.  Use a downtown 1 train to complete your trip.

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 23 service will be suspended in Brooklyn due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  This project is part of MTA’s ongoing efforts to fix assets damaged during Sandy, and include repairs and rehabilitation of tracks, signals, pump rooms, fire protection system, and power and communication cables. 

  • In Brooklyn, 4 service will be extended to New Lots Av to replace the 3. 5 service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 24 and 5 trains will run local in Brooklyn.  Service will not be available at the Clark St and Hoyt St stations.  As an alternative, use the nearby Borough Hall and Nevins St 45.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr for nqr trains for service to Manhattan.
  • In Manhattan, downtown 23 trains will be rerouted. 2 trains will run between the Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry.  3 service will run between Harlem-148 St and 14 St.  Service will not be available at the Park Place and Wall St stations.  Use the nearby Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Wall St 45 stations instead.
  • A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 Transfer between South Ferry 12 and r at South Ferry-Whitehall St.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for nqr trains to Brooklyn. 

23

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, downtown 23 trains run local from 96 St to Times Sq-42 St due to electrical improvements as part of Subway Action Plan work.

45  

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av and 5 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel45 trains will run local in Brooklyn to replace the 23.  A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry 12 and Bowling Green 45 stations.

45

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, uptown 45 trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St due to track replacement. 

6

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from 3 Av-138 St to Hunts Point Av due track maintenance as part of Subway Action Plan work.  Use a Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 train to complete your trip. 

7

From 4:45 a.m. Saturday, December 2 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Mets-Willets Point due to communications improvements. 

a

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, a trains are suspended in both directions between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway due to track replacement.  a service will operate between Inwood-207 St and Broad Channel, and via the s to/from Rockaway Park.  Shuttle buses will make all stops between Beach 90 St and Far Rockaway.  Transfer to/from buses at Beach 90 St. 

bd

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, bd trains will stop at 14 St and 23 St in both directions due drain cleaning as part of Subway Action Plan work.

d

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, d trains are suspended in both directions between Norwood-205 St and 145 St due to signal maintenance as part of Subway Action Plan work.  d trains will operate normal between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 145 St.  Shuttle buses will operate along tow routes:  between 145 St and 161 St-Yankee Stadium, and between Norwood-205 St and the Mosholu Pkwy 4 line station.  Use the 4 for service between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Mosholu Pkwy.  

d

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, d trains run local in both directions between 36 St and DeKalb Av due to track maintenance. 

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, Jamaica Center-bound e trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av due to drain cleaning as part of Subway Action Plan work.

f

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound f trains skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy and Avenue I due to station renewal work on the Culver Line .  When finished, more than 27,000 daily customers will benefit from repaired staircases, fare control areas, walls, floors, platform girders, new platform windscreens, rubbing boards, tactile warning strips, improved lighting and artwork. 

  • For service to these stations, take a Manhattan-bound f train to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f.
  • For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f train to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound f.

f

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, f trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island- Stillwell Av and Church Av due to structural improvements.  f service will operate normal between 179 St and Church Av.  Free shuttle buses make all f line station stops between Coney Island- Stillwell Av and Church Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Church Av. 

g

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, g trains are suspended in both directions between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av due to drain cleaning as part of Subway Action Plan work.  Take free shuttle buses and f trains instead.  g service will operate normal between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.  Free shuttle buses make all g line station stops between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, and stop at the Jay St-MetroTech AF station.  Take the f for service between Jay St-MetroTech and Church Av.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Bedford-Nostrand Avs and/or Jay St-MetroTech.   

j

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound j trains skip 121 St and 104 St due to station rehabilitation work.

  • For service to these stations, use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead. Or, take the Manhattan-bound j to 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j.
  • For service from these stations, use the nearby 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd stations instead. Or, take the Q56 bus and transfer to/from j service at nearby 111 St.

j

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, December 2 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, j trains are suspended in both directions between Crescent St and Jamaica Center due to station improvements.  Free shuttle buses make all j line station stops between Crescent St and 121 St, and connect with the e at Jamaica-Van Wyck.  

l

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, l trains are suspended in both directions between Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction due to signal maintenance as part of Subway Action Plan work.  l service will operate normal between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses will operate along two routes:

  • Non-stop between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway.
  • Local between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Parkway, making all l line station stops.

m

At all times until April 2018, m service is suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to the Myrtle Viaduct Reconstruction project.  m service will operate in two sections:

  • Between Delancey-Essex St and Myrtle Av, and via the j to/from Broadway Junction, days/evenings.
  • Between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Myrtle Av (Broadway) and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

n

At all times until Fall 2018, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Kings Hwy, Avenue U and 86 St due to station rehabilitation work at nine stations on the Sea Beach Line.  When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for our customers including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing our mobility impaired customers with better accessibility, upgraded communication systems, installation of Help Point intercoms, new stairways and handrails, reconstructed platforms and overpasses, repairs to canopies and columns, and artwork.

  • For service to these stations, take the Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n to Bay Pkwy or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound n.
  • For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound n to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n.
  • For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d.  Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St or Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

n

At all times until Spring 2018, n trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this extensive overhaul is completed at the 30 Av and 36 Av stations, customers will benefit from improved features, such as enhanced signage for easier navigation, including digital, real-time train arrival information at subway entrances, glass and wire mesh platform windscreens, new security cameras and railings, artwork, new glass barriers and LED lighting throughout for increased light and transparency and a new staircase for exiting from the 30 Av Astoria-bound platform to the street-level intersection of 30th Avenue and Newtown Avenue.  For alternate service during this closure, use the nearby open Astoria line stations for NW service at Broadway, Astoria Blvd, and 39 Av, or go to the Steinway St or 36 St mr stations.  Or, use the following convenient bus route(s):

  • Q102 to open Astoria line stations, Queensboro Plaza nw7 or Queens Plaza emr
  • Q18 to Northern Blvd mr.
  • Q66 to Steinway St mr, Northern Blvd mr, 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queensboro Plaza nw7, and Queens Plaza emr.
  • Q69 and Q100 Ltd to 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queens Plaza emr, Queensboro Plaza nw7.

n

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, n trains run local in both directions between 59 St and DeKalb Av due to track maintenance. 

n

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains skip Broadway and 39 Av due to station enhancements.  Use an Astoria-bound n train to complete your trip. 

nq

From 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, nq trains are rerouted via the r line in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av due to signal maintenance as part of Subway Action Plan work.

r

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, r trains are suspended in both directions between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St in Brooklyn due to track maintenance.  Take free shuttle buses and/or dn trains instead.  Free shuttle buses will make all r line station stops between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St.  Transfer between n trains and free shuttle buses at 59 St.  Late night r service between Brooklyn and Whitehall St is suspended – take the n and/or free shuttle buses instead.

r

From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 71 Av-bound r trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av due to track maintenance.  Use a Manhattan-bound e local or rtrain to complete your trip. 

s (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, December 1 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 4, a trains replace s shuttle trains between Broad Channel and Rockaway Parkway due to track replacement.  a service will operate between Inwood-207 St and Broad Channel, and via the s to/from Rockaway Park.