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Press Release
February 9, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
Service Changes are Part of Subway Action Plan, Enhanced Station Initiative and Other Ongoing Maintenance, Repair and Capital Construction Work for Improvements on the 123456ABCDEFJMNQR lines

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative in Queens and ongoing 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.  More information on the 2015-2019 Capital Program is available 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 and strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.   

The Weekender is a digital guide to understanding planned service changes in effect for system maintenance and construction, and makes it easy for customers to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service. The Weekender is accessible through the MTA website by clicking “The Weekender” tab within the Service Status Menu.

The Weekender is also available as a free app for iPhone and Android devices on the MTA website here.  This 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.

TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion emails by signing up here.  Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

 

12

Overnights only from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, southbound trains run express from 72 St to 96 St due to signal maintenance.   

 

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 23 service will be suspended in Brooklyn due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark Street 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 is extended to New Lots Av to replace the 35 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2. 45 trains run local in Brooklyn.  Service is not 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 service to Manhattan.
  • In Manhattan, downtown 23 trains are rerouted. 2 trains run between the Bronx and South Ferry, making local stops between 34 St-Penn Station and South Ferry. 3 service runs between Harlem-148 St and 14 St. Service is not 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 South Ferry and Bowling Green. Transfer between South Ferry 12 and South Ferry-Whitehall St r.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St for nqr service to Brooklyn. 

 

25

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2 trains replace weekend 5 service between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Transfer to/from 5 trains at E 180 St.

 

25

From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, northbound 25 trains run express from 3 Av-149 St to E 180 St due to track maintenance. Transfer at E 180 St or 149-St Grand Concourse for Manhattan-bound trains to complete your trip.

 

4

From 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, and from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some northbound trains will be 125 St. Transfer at 125 St to continue your trip. 

 

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, northbound trains skip 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av, and 176 St due to track replacement. Transfer at Burnside Av or 149 St-Grand Concourse for Manhattan-bound trains to complete your trip. 

 

4

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, downtown trains run local from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge and uptown trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St due to track replacement.

 

45

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 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 Street Tunnel. 45trains run local in Brooklyn to replace 23 service.   A free out-of-system transfer is available between the South Ferry and Bowling Green stations.

 

46

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, uptown trains run express from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to Grand Central-42 St due to track maintenance. 

 

5

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and 125 St due to track replacement. 

 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, service is suspended between 168 St and 207 St. 1 trains make nearby stops between 168 St and 207 St. a service operates between 168 St and Lefferts Blvd/Far Rockaway. Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at 168 St, where the buses operate along two routes:

  • On Broadway, between 168 St and 207 St.
  • On Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St.

 

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, trains stop at 155 St and 163 St in both directions.

 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, downtown trains run local from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan, then express to Canal St. Transfer to uptown cd trains for local stops between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Canal St.

 

a

Service ends early beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, for signal improvements. As a reminder, b service does not operate on weekends.

 

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, service is suspended between 145 St and 168 St due to track maintenance. Service operates between Euclid Av and 145 St, where customers can transfer to a trains to continue their trips. A trains stop at 155 St and 163 St.

 

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, and from 6:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, downtown trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St. Transfer to uptown CD trains to complete your trip.

 

c

From 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, uptown trains skip 135 St. a trains stop at 135 St.

 

d

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, service is suspended between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Stillwell Av. d service operates between 205 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle, via the a line to/from Canal St, then via the e line to/from World Trade Center, where it terminates. For service to d stations, take the efnqr  instead.

  • Northbound d trains stop at Spring St, 23 St and 50 St.
  • Southbound d trains run local between 135 St and 59 St-Columbus Circle.
  • q trains replace d service in Brooklyn between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Stillwell Av.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between W 4 St and Grand St.

 

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, trains are rerouted via the f line in both directions between 21 St-Queensbridge and 2 Av, the last stop. Free shuttle buses operate between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.

 

ef

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, trains operate local in both directions between Forest Hills-71 Av and 21 St-Queensbridge due to signal maintenance.

 

f

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound trains skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy and Avenue I due to station renewal work on the Culver Line.  When finished, 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 train to Kings Hwy or 18 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train.
  • For service from these stations, take a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train to Kings Hwy or Avenue X and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.

 

j

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

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

 

j

From 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, service is suspended between Hewes St and Broad St due to signal maintenance. Service operates between Jamaica Center and Hewes St.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Hewes St and Essex St.

 

m

At all times until April 2018, service is suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to the Myrtle Viaduct Reconstruction project. Service operates between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs every 20 minutes.

  • Free shuttle buses operate between Myrtle Av (Broadway) and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.

 

m

From 6:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, service is suspended in both directions between Essex St and Broadway Junction due to track replacement.  Take the j instead.     

 

m

From 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Feb. 9, service is suspended between Forest Hills-71 Av and Essex St. Take efr trains.

 

n

At all times until fall 2018, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound 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 that will provide 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 a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train to Bay Pkwy or Coney Island-Stillwell Av and transfer to a Manhattan-bound train.
  • For service from these stations, take a Manhattan-bound train to Bay Pkwy or 8 Av and transfer to a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound train.
  • For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d train. Transfer at 36 St or Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

 

n

At all times until spring 2018, trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this project is completed at both stations, major structural and surface deterioration, decay and defects will be repaired, and certain ADA elements will be added, making for a safer, more comfortable, and more convenient station. Customers will benefit from an improved environment and features, such as repaired and replaced structural steel and concrete; new security cameras and ADA-compliant railings and platforms; repaired and renewed surfaces such as tile and concrete; enhanced signage for easier navigation including digital, real-time train arrival information at entrances; glass and wire mesh platform windscreens; new indoor glass barriers; cost-saving LED lighting for increased light and transparency; improved PA announcement systems; and a new staircase for exiting from the 30 Av Astoria-bound platform to the street-level intersection of 30th Avenue and Newtown Avenue

  • Q102 to open Astoria line stations, Queensboro Plaza 7nw or Queens Plaza.
  • Q18 to Northern Blvd r.
  • Q66 to Steinway St r, Northern Blvd r, 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queensboro Plaza 7nw, and Queens Plaza.
  • Q69 and Q100 LTD to 21 St-Queensbridge, Queens Plaza or Queensboro Plaza.

 

n

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, trains are rerouted via the r in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av. Trains run local in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 59 St due to track maintenance.

 

q

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, service is suspended between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Prospect Park. Free shuttle buses operate between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Prospect Park, stopping at 7 Av. Transfer between trains and buses at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Prospect Park.

Service operates in two sections:

  • Between 96 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, then via the D to/from Stillwell Av.
  • Between Prospect Park and Stillwell Av.

 

r

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, service is suspended between Bay Ridge-95 St and 36 St (Brooklyn) due to track maintenance. Service operates days/evenings between Forest Hills-71 Av and 36 St (Brooklyn). Free shuttle buses make all r stops between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St n.

Late night r service between Brooklyn and Whitehall St is suspended. Take the n train instead.