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Press Release
April 27, 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

1 2 3 4 5 7 A B C D E F J M N S W 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.

1

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 137 St and 242 St due to track replacement on the Harlem River Bridge and north of Dyckman St.  Take the a, M3, M100, and free shuttle buses instead.  1 service will run between 137 St and South Ferry.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service along four routes.  Use the a to nearby stations via transfer at 59 St 1a, 168 St a, or 207 St a

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, 2 trains will make all weekend 5 line station stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark Street Tunnel.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St. 

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, 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.  

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, 4 service is suspended in both directions between 125 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to electrical improvements.  Free shuttle buses will run between 149 St-Grand Concourse and the 3 Av-138 St 6 line station, stopping at 138 St-Grand Concourse.  Transfer between 4 trains and free shuttle buses at 149 St-Grand Concourse and/or 3 Av-138 St.

4

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr 29, 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. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, 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.     

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, 5 trains will make all weekend 2 line station stops between Wakefield-241 St and E 180 St due to electrical improvements.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St. 

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, 5 service is suspended in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and E 180 St due to electrical improvements.  5 service will operate in two sections: between Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College and Grand Central-42 St, and between E 180 St and 241 St.  Transfer between 5 and 4 trains at Grand Central-42 St.  For service to the Bronx, take the s Shuttle from Grand Central-42 St to Times Sq-42 St and transfer to A Bronx-bound 2 train.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St.  As a reminder, 4 service is suspended in both directions between 125 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse this weekend.

7

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28, to 4:30 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, 7 service is suspended in both directions between Queensboro Plaza and 34 St-Hudson Yards due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan between Hunters Point Avenue and 34 Street/Hudson Yards.  7 service will operate between Main St and Queensboro Plaza.  Use the efn or w for service between Manhattan and Queens.  Transfer at Queensboro Plaza 7nw or 74 St-Roosevelt Av 7ef.  Free shuttle buses will run between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Times Sq-42 St, and between Queensboro Plaza and Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av.  As a reminder, w trains run days/evenings, and the 42 Street s Shuttle will run overnight. 

7

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, Queensboro Plaza-bound 7 trains run express from 74 St-Broadway to Queensboro Plaza due to track replacement south of 33 St-Rawson St.  Use a Flushing-bound 7 train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Queensboro Plaza, 61 St-Woodside, or 74-St Broadway. 

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, downtown a trains will make station stops at 155 St and 135 St due to structural improvements at 145 St and 168 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 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. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, uptown ac trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 145 St/168 St a due to structural improvements at 145 St and 168 St.  Use a downtown a local or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 168 St a, 145 St, 125 St of 59 St-Columbus Circle.   As a reminder, c service does not run overnight.       

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, Manhattan-bound ac trains run express from Euclid Av to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to drain cleaning as part of the Subway Action Plan.  Use a Queens-bound a local or Euclid AV-bound c to complete your trip.  Transfer at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts, Nostrand Av (with unlimited Ride MetroCard), Utica Av, Broadway Junction or Euclid Av.  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.  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. 27, 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. 27, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 and Sunday, Apr. 29, 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. Downtown a trains will stop at 155 St and 135 St.  Transfer at 125 St and 145 St.  

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, Norwood-205 St bound d trains skip 170 St and 174-175 Sts due to track maintenance.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d to complete your trip.  Transfer at Tremont Av or 167 St.

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, Jamaica Center-bound e trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound e or f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Jamaica-Van Wyck e, Union Tpke, or 71 Av.   

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, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, f service is suspended in both directions between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av in both directions 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, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, Jamaica Center-bound f trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood and Sutphin Blvd due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound e or f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Parsons Blvd f, Union Tpke or 71 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

j

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, j service is suspended in both directions between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av due to track replacement.  j service will operate in two sections: between Jamaica Center and Broadway Junction, and between Marcy Av and Broad St.  Free shuttle buses will run between Broadway Junction and Marcy Av.  Transfer between j trains and shuttle buses at Broadway Junction and/or Marcy Av.  For service to/from Manhattan, use the ac or l to/from Broadway Junction.  As a reminder, m service is suspended in both directions between Delancey-Essex Sts and Broadway Junction this weekend. 

m   

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, m service will end early between 71 Av and Broadway Junction due to track maintenance.    

m

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, m service is suspended due to track replacement.  Free shuttle buses will run in two sections: between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Myrtle Av (Broadway).  For service to/from Manhattan, use the l via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.  As a reminder, j service is suspended between Broadway Junction and Marcy; free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  j service will resume after 10 p.m. on Sunday night. 

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 the end of June 2018, nw 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 n7 or 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.

nw

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, to 5 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, Astoria-bound nw trains skip 39 Av due to station enhancements.  Use a Manhattan-bound n or w to complete your trip. 

s

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 to 6 a.m. Monday, Apr. 30, the 42 St s Shuttle will operate overnight due to track replacement work and drain cleaning on the 7 line.

w

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 29, special weekend w service operates between Whitehall St and Ditmars Blvd, in order to provide additional service due to track replacement and drain cleaning work on the 7 line between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza.