MTA Press Releases

Press Release
April 13, 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

2 3 4 5 6 A B C D E F G J M N R lines

 

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.

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, 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 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.  The last stop for all Brooklyn-bound 4 trains will be Crown Hts-Utica Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all station stops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.  5 service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2
  • 2 trains will run between South Ferry and the Bronx, making local stops between Chambers St and 34 St.
  • 3 trains will run between 14 St and Harlem-148 St. 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, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, 25 service is suspended between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St due to track replacement.  2 trains will run between South Ferry and E 180 St/Wakefield-241 St.  5 trains will run between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and 149 St-Grand Concourse/Wakefield-241 St.  Free shuttle buses will run between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St.  Transfer between buses and trains at E 180 St.  

25

From 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, Apr 15, 5 service is suspended in both directions between 241 St/Eastchester-Dyre Av and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to track maintenance.  2 trains will run between South Ferry and Wakefield-241 St.  5 trains will run between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and 149 St-Grand Concourse.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse and/or between 2 trains and shuttle buses at E 180 St.  

25

From 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, Apr 15, Bronx-bound 5 trains skip 138 St-Grand Concourse due to track maintenance.  Take the 4 instead.  Manhattan-bound 2 trains skip Jackson Av.  Use a 241 St-bound 2 train to complete your trip to Jackson Av.  Transfer at 149 St-Grand Concourse. 

4

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 14 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr 15, 4 service is suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av due to track replacement between Rockaway Av and Saratoga Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all station stops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av. 

4

From 3:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 14, and from 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 15, Crown Hts-Utica Av bound 4 trains skip 176 St, Mt Eden Av, 170 St, 167 St, and 161 St due to track replacement.  Use a Woodlawn-bound 4 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 149 St-Grand Concourse or Burnside Av. 

4

From 10 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Bronx-bound 4 trains run local from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and 125 St, and Brooklyn-bound trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall due to track replacement. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, 45 trains will run local in Brooklyn and make 23 station stops due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  The last stop for all Brooklyn-bound 4 trains will be Crown Hts-Utica Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all station stops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.   5 service is extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College.  A free out-of-system transfer is available between Bowling Green 45 and South Ferry 12 stations.   

46

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, 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. 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, downtown a trains will make station stops at 155 St and 135 St due to structural improvements.  As a reminder, the 163 St station is closed until Fall 2018. 

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 critical structural and safety repairs and improvements to concrete and steel features such as columns, beams, platforms, walls and stairs.  There will also be other improvements and upgrades such as improved waterproofing, a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, new security cameras, LED lighting for increased light and energy efficiency, 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, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, uptown ac trains run express from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to station enhancements.  Use an uptown a local or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle or 125 St.  As a reminder, c service does not run overnight.       

as

At all times until May 2018, a service will be suspended in both directions between Broad Channel and Beach 116 St due to a flood protection project in the Rockaways that will make critical subway infrastructure more resilient in the face of future storms, and improve the overall reliability of subway service on the peninsula.  During this closure, a service will operate between Inwood-207 St and Far Rockaway-Mott Av.  s shuttle trains will make all station stops between Beach 116 St and Far Rockaway-Mott Av.  Transfer between trains at Beach 67 St.  In addition to the shuttle, customers may also use the following buses: Q22, Q35, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, QM16 and QM17 express.

b

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, Apr. 6, 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.  

bc

At all times until September 2018, bc trains will skip Cathedral Parkway-110 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  When this project is completed, customers will benefit from critical structural and safety repairs and improvements to concrete and steel features such as columns, beams, platforms, walls and stairs.  There will also be other improvements and upgrades such as improved waterproofing, a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, new security cameras, LED lighting for increased light and energy efficiency, and enhanced signage for easier navigation including digital, real-time service change and train and bus arrival information.  For alternate service during this closure, walk to the nearby bc stations at 116 St and 103 St, along Fredrick Douglas Blvd/Central Park West.  Or take the 1 at 110 St, along Broadway.  Use the M10 bus along Fredrick Douglas Blvd and transfer to the bc (a overnight) at 116 St or 103 St with MetroCard.  If you need to transfer to another bus, ask the M10 bus operator for a MetroCard Bus Transfer, which can be used on your next local bus ride within two hours.  On your return trip, ask the station agent at 116 St or 103 St for a transfer to the bus.

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 14 and Sunday, Apr. 15, c service is suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St due to structural improvements.  Take the a instead.  c trains will run between Euclid Av and 145 St.  a trains will stop at 155 St and 135 St in both.  Transfer at 125 St and 145 St.   

d

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, d service is rerouted via the a line between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech, and via the f line between Jay St-MetroTech and Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to track maintenance and drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.  Use ace stations on 8 Av or nqr stations on Broadway to complete your trip.  f trains will make all d line station stops in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority acdefnqr, Jay St-MetroTech acdnr, or 4 Av-9 St dgnr.  Free shuttle buses operate between W 4 St-Wash Sq and Grand St. 

ef

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, ef trains run local in both directions between 71 Av and Queens Plaza e/21 St-Queensbridge f due to track maintenance.

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 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, f service is rerouted via the q line in both directions between Lexington Av/63 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, and via the d line between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to track maintenance and drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.  Use ace stations on 8 Av or nqr stations on Broadway to complete your trip.  d trains will make all f line station stops between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.   Transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority acdefnqr, Canal St fnqr, or Jay St-MetroTech acdnr.  Free shuttle buses will operate along two routes: between W 4 St-Wash Sq and East Broadway, and between Jay St-MetroTech and York St. 

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Queens-bound f trains skip 25 Av, Prospect Av, 4 Av-9 St, and Union St d line stations due to station improvements.  As a reminder, f trains make all d line station stops in Brooklyn this weekend.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound fn or r to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 36 St. 

g

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, g service is suspended in both directions between Court Sq and Nassau Av due to station improvements at Court Square.  g service will operate between Church Av and Nassau Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all g line station stops between Nassau Av and Court Sq.  Transfer between g trains and shuttle buses at Nassau Av. 

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

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 8:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to track maintenance.    

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 project is completed, customers will benefit from critical structural and safety repairs and improvements to concrete and steel features such as columns, beams, platforms, walls and stairs.  There will also be other improvements and upgrades such as improved waterproofing, a reconfigured mezzanine area including new glass barriers, new security cameras, LED lighting for increased light and energy efficiency, 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 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, n trains are rerouted via the r (Montague Tunnel) in both directions between Canal St and DeKalb Av due to track maintenance and drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.   

n

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Manhattan-bound n trains run express in Brooklyn from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to station improvements.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f, n local, or Bay Ridge-bound r train to complete your trip.  As a reminder, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains make d line station stops in Brooklyn this weekend. 

n

From 10 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n trains make local stops at 45 St and 53 St due to station improvements. 

n

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Astoria-bound n trains skip 39 Av and Broadway due to station enhancements.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n to complete your trip.  Transfer at Astoria Blvd or Queensboro Plaza. 

r

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 16, Manhattan-bound r trains run express in Brooklyn from 59 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to station improvements.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f, n local, or Bay Ridge-bound r train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, 36 St fnr, or 59 St nr.  As a reminder, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains make d line station stops in Brooklyn this weekend.