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March 23, 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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 Special Subway & Bus Notice for Mar. 24 March For Our Lives Event

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

Special Subway & Bus Notice for Mar. 24 March For Our Lives                                

The March For Our Lives march will be held on Saturday, Mar. 24 beginning at 10 a.m. in Midtown Manhattan.  The main entrance point will be at or near 72 Street and Central Park West.  The March’s route will begin at Central Park West near 72 Street, with participants walking down to Central Park South, before going east on Sixth Avenue.  The route then proceeds south along Sixth Avenue, ending at 43 Street.  For official details about the March, see https://marchforourlives.com/

Due to ongoing critical maintenance and Subway Action Plan work this weekend, uptown a trains will run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St, downtown c trains will run express from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St, 3 service is suspended, and 2 trains will run in two sections between South Ferry and 96 St, and between E 180 St and Dyre Av.  If you’re traveling to the March 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.  r trains will be rerouted via the f line in both directions between 36 St in Queens and 57 St-7 Av.  Details about these changes are available on the Weekender app and website.

NYC Transit and MTA Buses that serve the area will be affected by reroutes, detours, and frozen zones.  Customers should anticipate numerous bus detours and extensive delays to both Local and Express service in Manhattan on the following routes:  M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M12, M20, M31, M42, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M104, Q32, X1, X10, X17, X27, X28, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, QM15, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11.

 

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between 96 St and E 180 St due to track replacement.  Take 5 trains and free shuttle buses.  2 trains will run between South Ferry and 96 St.  Free shuttle buses operate between 96 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at 96 St 2 and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.  

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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.

  • 23 trains will not run 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.
  • 2 trains will run between South Ferry and 96 St, making local stops between Chambers St and 34 St.
  • 3 service is suspended. Take 12 and/or buses.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Times Sq nqr, or free out of system transfer between Bowling Green 45 and South Ferry 12.   

25

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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 149 St-Grand Concourse due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 3 service is suspended due to track replacement.  Take 12 trains and/free shuttle buses instead.  Free shuttle buses operated between Harlem-148 St and 96 St, making all local stops.  Transfer between 12 trains and shuttle buses at 96 St.    
4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, 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 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, and from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, 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. 

45

From 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, downtown 45 trains run local from 125 St to 14 St-Union Sq due to switch replacement work. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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 Bowling Green 45 and South Ferry 12 stations.   

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, a trains run local in both directions between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Utica Av due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan. 

a

From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Mar. 24, uptown a trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St. 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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 project is completed, customers will benefit from structural and safety repairs and improved features, such as a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, LED lighting throughout the station for increased light and transparency, waterproofing, new security cameras, and enhanced signage for easier navigation including digital, real-time service change and train and bus arrival information.  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. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, uptown ac trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to track maintenance.  Use a downtown a local, c or e to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle, 42 St/Port Authority, 34 St-Penn Station, 14 St, W 4 St-Wash Sq or Canal St.  As a reminder, c service does not run overnight.        

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, downtown ac trains run express from 168 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to station improvements at 110 St and 145 St.  Use an uptown a local, or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle, 125 St, 145 St, or 168 St.  As a reminder, c service does not run overnight.       

b  

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, b service will end early due station enhancements at 110 St and 145 St. Take the cd and/or q instead.  As a reminder, b service does not run on weekends.   

d

From 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, dn trains run local in both directions in Brooklyn between 59 St n/36 St d and DeKalb Av due to structural improvements.

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, uptown e trains skip Spring St and 23 St due to track maintenance.  Use downtown a local, c or e to complete your trip.  Transfer at 34 St-Penn Station, 14 St, or Canal St. 

ef

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, ef trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza e/21 St-Queensbridge f and 71 Av due to electrical improvements. 

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. 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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. 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, uptown f trains skip 14 St and 23 St and due to signal maintenance and interlocking modernization.  Use a downtown f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq or W 4 St-Wash 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 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, j trains are suspended in both directions between Broadway Junction and Parsons Archer/Jamaica Center due to electrical inspections as part of the Subway Action Plan.  j service will operate between Broadway Junction and Broad St.  Free shuttle buses will make all j line station stops between Broadway Junction and 121 St, and connect with the e at Jamaica-Van Wyck.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Jamaica-Van Wyck e and/or Broadway Junction j

j

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, Manhattan-bound j trains skip Flushing Av, Lorimer St, and Hewes St due to track maintenance.  Use a Broadway Junction-bound j train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts, Marcy Av or Myrtle Av. 

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

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to electrical improvements.  Take the ef or r instead.  Transfer at Roosevelt Av efr, 34 St-Herald Sq efr, W 4 St-Wash Sq ef, and/or Delancey-Essex Sts fm.    

m  

From 6:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, m trains are suspended in both directions between Delancey-Essex St and Broadway Junction due to track replacement.  For service between Essex St and Broadway Junction, take the j instead.      

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 these projects are completed, customers will benefit from structural and safety repairs and improved features, such as a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, LED lighting throughout the station for increased light and transparency, waterproofing, new security cameras, and enhanced signage for easier navigation including digital, real-time service change and train and bus arrival information.  There will also be 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 n 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 n7or Queens Plaza emr
  • Q18 to Northern Blvd mr.
  • Q66 to Steinway St mr, Northern Blvd mr, 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queensboro Plaza n7, and Queens Plaza emr.
  • Q69 and Q100 Ltd to 21 St-Queensbridge f, Queens Plaza emr, Queensboro Plaza n7.

n

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Mar. 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, n trains are suspended in both directions between Times Sq-42 St and 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.  For service to/from 5Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the nearby 59 St 456 station via transfer with the 7 at Grand Central-42 St or n at 14 St-Union Sq.   

q

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, 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. 24, and Sunday, Mar. 25, 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.  For service to 5Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, use the nearby Lexington Av/63 St r, 5 Av/53 St e, or Lexington Av/53 St e stations.

s

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 26, the 42 St s Shuttle will operate overnight due to track replacement work on the 2 line.