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Press Release
October 24, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 / 7 / A / D / E / F / G / M / 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.

1 Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, there is no 1 Subway train service between 137th Street and 242nd Street due to brick arch repair at 168th and 181st Streets. 1 Subway service operates between South Ferry and 137th Street. 

·         For service between 137th Street and 168th Street, use free shuttle buses.

·         For service between 168th Street and 191st Street, use the M3 or free shuttle buses.

·         For Dyckman Street and 207th Street, use nearby A Subway stations; transfer between 1 Subway and A Subway trains at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

·         For station between 207th Street and 242nd Street, take the A Subway to 207th Street and transfer to free shuttle buses, which make all 1 stops between 207th and 242nd Streets.

6 Subway

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

7 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, there is no 7 Subway train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.

·         Customers should use E Subway, F Subway, N Subway, and Q Subway service between Manhattan and Queens.

·         Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza.

·         In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Subway shuttle operates overnight.

·         Q Subway 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

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, there is no A Subway train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue. A Subway 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:

1.      Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.

2.      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

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound A Subway trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

A Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound A Subway trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Brooklyn-bound C Subway trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound D Subway trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

E Subway

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, E trains run local in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue and tunnel lighting work south to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

F Subway

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains are rerouted via the M Subway Line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.

F Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F Subway trains run express from West 4th Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to track tie renewal at 23rd Street, 34th Street-Herald Square and 42nd Street-Bryant Park. 

F Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

F Subway

From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Jamaica-bound F Subway trains run local from 21st Street-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Avenue due to electrical and cable work at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.  Coney Island-bound F Subway trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting work south of Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

G Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Church Avenue-bound G Subway trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking. 

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N Subway, R Subway (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2714, there are no N Subway or R Subway trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N Subway and weekend R Subway service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

  • No N Subway or R Subway trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R Subway shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected. 

Q Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, Manhattan-bound Q Subway trains run express from Kings Highway to Newkirk Plaza due to due to station renewal work at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue.

Q Subway

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 27, Q Subway service is extended to and from Ditmars Boulevard due to the 7 suspension between Manhattan and Queens.  At all other times, Q Subway trains terminate at 57th Street-7th Avenue. 

S Subway (42nd Street Shuttle)

12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, October 26, Sunday October 27 and Monday, October 28, the 42nd Street shuttle operates through the night due to 7 Subway suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

S Subway (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26 to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, there is no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  (See A Subway entry.)