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Press Release
March 16, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Service Changes are Part of Subway Action Plan,
Enhanced Station Initiative and Other Ongoing Maintenance,
Repair and Upgrade Work for Improvements on the

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Subway Service Details for St Patrick’s Day on Saturday, Mar. 17

 

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Enhanced Station Initiative in Queens and ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade 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.

 

St Patrick’s Day Parade                          

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, the following subway and bus changes will be in effect for the St Patrick’s Day Parade:

Subways: At the 77 St 6 line station, some staircases may be designated as Entry/Exit only, on both the uptown and downtown platforms due to crowd control.  If you’re traveling to the parade from Astoria, Queens, please note that n service will be suspended in both directions between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Times Sq-42 St due to critical track replacement work.  As an alternative, free shuttle buses will operate between Astoria-Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza, and the 7 train will be available at Queensboro Plaza.  Details about these changes are available on the Weekender app and website.

As a reminder some subway lines do not run on weekends: there will be no 67 express service.  b trains will not run, and customers are reminded to use the j instead of the z

Buses:  The following NYC Transit and MTA Bus routes will be detoured in the area along the parade route:  M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M31, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79, M86, X1, X10, X17, X27, X28, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, Q32 and most Staten Island Express buses.  For information on other modes of transportation within the MTA network, click here.

 

1

From 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, and Sunday, Mar. 18, South Ferry-bound 1 trains skip 238 St, 231 St, 225 St, 215 St and 207 St due to track maintenance.  Use a Van Cortlandt-Park bound 1 train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Dyckman St or 242 St.  For service to 238 St, use the nearby 242 St station. 

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, 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 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. 

25

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, 2 trains replace weekend 5  service between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.  5 trains replace weekend 2 service between Wakefield-241 St and E 180 St due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.

4

From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 18, Woodlawn-bound 4 trains skip, 161 St, 167 St, 170 St, Mt Eden Av, and 176 St due to track replacement.  Use a Manhattan-bound 4 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Burnside Av or 149 St-Grand Concourse. 

4

From 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 18, 4 service operates every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some trains headed toward Woodlawn will be 125 St.  Transfer to a Woodlawn-bound 4 at 125 St to continue your trip. 

4

From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, uptown 4 trains will run local from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 125 St, and downtown 4 trains will run local from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall due to track replacement.

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, 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 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, New Lots Av-bound 4 and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 5  trains skip Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Pkwy due to track maintenance.  Use a Manhattan-bound 4 or 5  train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Franklin Av or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

46

From 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, downtown 46 trains run express from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St due to track replacement.  Use an uptown 4 local or 6 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Grand Central-42 St, 59 St, 86 St or 125 St.      

6

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, Pelham Bay Park- bound 6 trains run express from 3 Av-138 St to Parkchester to due to track maintenance.  Use a Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 train to complete your trip.    

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, a trains are suspended in both directions between Inwood-207 St and 181 St due to communications improvements.  a service will operate between 181 St and Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd.  Free shuttle buses run along two routes: on Broadway, between 181 St and 207 St, stopping at 190 St and Dyckman, and on Fort Washington Av, between 181 St and 190 St.  Transfer between trains and buses at 181 St.       

ac

At all times until Fall 2018 ac trains skip 163 St-Amsterdam Av in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this extensive overhaul is completed, customers will benefit from improved features, such as a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, LED lighting throughout the station for increased light and transparency, waterproofing, steel column repairs, new artwork, new security cameras, enhanced signage for easier navigation, including digital, real-time train arrival information at subway entrances, and updated technology.  For alternate service during this closure, use the nearby 168 St ac, 155 St ac, or 157 St 1 instead.  Use M3, M100 or M101 buses and transfer to the ac at 168 St or 155 St with MetroCard.  Need to transfer to another bus?  Ask the M3, M100 or M101 driver for a MetroCard Bus Transfer which is valid on your next local bus ride within two hours.  On your return trip, ask the station agent at 168 St or 155 St for a transfer to the bus.

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, uptown ac trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 168 St due to water remediation.  Use a downtown a local or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 168 St, 145 St, 125 St, or 59 St-Columbus Circle.  As a reminder, c service does not run overnight.        

b  

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, b service will end early due to water remediation.  Take the cd and/or q instead.  As a reminder, b trains do not run on weekends.   

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, downtown d trains skip 155 St due to track replacement.  Use an uptown d train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 145 St or 161 St-Yankee Stadium.   

d

From 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d trains will stop at DeKalb Av and run local from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.

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 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, f service is suspended in both directions between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Church Av due to structural improvements and signal interlocking modernization.  f service will operate between Jamaica-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.  

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, downtown f trains skip 23 St and 14 St due to signal maintenance and interlocking modernization.  Use and uptown f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at W 4 St or 34 St-Herald Sq. 

j

At all times until summer 2018, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound j trains skip 121 St due to station rehabilitation work.  For service to this station, take the j to Sutphin Blvd and transfer to a Broad St-bound j.  As a reminder, Broad St-bound j trains skip 121 St from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on weekdays; take the z instead.  For service from this station, take the j to 111 St and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j

j

At all times until early 2018, Manhattan-bound j 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 the Manhattan-bound j to 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd and transfer to a Jamaica Center-bound j.  For service from this station 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 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 19, j trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St due to signal maintenance and inspections as part of the Subway Action Plan.  j service operates between Jamaica Center and Hewes St.  Free shuttle buses will make all j line station stops between Hewes St and Delancey-Essex Sts.  For service to/from Manhattan, use the ac or l via transfer at Broadway Junction.    

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.

m

From 6:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 18, m trains are suspended in both directions between Delancey-Essex St and Broadway Junction due to signal maintenance.  For service between Essex St and Broadway Junction, take the j instead.      

m

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to signal maintenance and interlocking modernization.  Take the ef or r instead.  Transfer at Roosevelt Av efr, 34 St-Herald Sq efr, W 4 St ef, and/or Delancey-Essex Sts fm.     

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.

nw

At all times until spring 2018, nw 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, n trains are suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and Astoria ESI Astoria-Ditmars Blvd due to track replacement and switch rehabilitation.  n trains will run between Times Sq-42 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  Free shuttle buses operate between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Blvd.  For service between Queens and Manhattan, take the 7 via transfer at Times Sq-42 St and/or Queensboro Plaza.  For service to/from 49 St or 57 St-7 Av, take the q

n

From 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains will stop at DeKalb Av and run local from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 59 St due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.

q

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 19, q trains run local in both directions between Canal St and 57 St-7 Av due to track replacement and switch rehabilitation. 

r

From 5:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, Mar. 17, and Sunday, Mar. 18, r trains are rerouted via the f line in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and 36 St in Queens due to track replacement and switch rehabilitation.  For service to Queens Plaza, take the e instead.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority er or Roosevelt Av er.