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Press Release
May 11, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

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

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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 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.  

For a simple, graphical guide that makes it easy to visualize how this weekend maintenance, upgrade and repair work will affect subway service – and what alternative travel options are recommended – consult The Weekender at web.mta.info/weekender.html. The Weekender is accessible through the MTA website by clicking the “Weekender” tab within the Service Status Menu, and is also available as a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

TripPlanner+ is an online tool that provides customized travel guidance based on available service and takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway status emails or texts by signing up at www.MyMTAalerts.com.

1

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 137 St and 242 St due to track replacement.  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 Inwood-207 St a

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, 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
  • 2trains 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 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, Manhattan-bound 25 trains will run express between E 180 St and 3 Av- 149 St due to track maintenance.  Use a Dyre Av-bound 2 or 241 St-bound 5 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 149 St-Grand Concourse or E 180 St.   

4

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 4 service is suspended in both directions between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av due to track replacement.  4 service operates between Woodlawn and 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. 

4

From 10 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, downtown 4 trains run local from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; uptown trains run local from Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall to 14 St-Union Square; and uptown trains run local from Grand Central-42 St to 125 St due to track maintenance. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, 45 trains will run local in Brooklyn and make 23 station stops due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel4 service will be extended to New Lots Av, and 5 service will be 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 a.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, uptown 46 trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St due to track maintenance.  Use a downtown 46 train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Grand Central-42 St or 14 St-Union Sq. 

7

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, May 12 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains run express from Queensboro Plaza to 74 St-Broadway due to track maintenance.  Use a Queensboro Plaza-bound 7 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 74 St-Broadway, 61 St-Woodside or Queensboro Plaza. 

7

From 12:15 a.m. Saturday, May 12 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, 7 service is suspended in both directions between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Queensboro Plaza due to track maintenance.  7 service will run between Queensboro Plaza and Main St.  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. 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, downtown a trains run express from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to structural improvements.  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.       

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, Manhattan-bound ac trains are rerouted via the f line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq due to track replacement.  For service to High St, use the nearby York St f station.  For service to Fulton St, take the 4 instead via transfer at Bleecker St/B’way-Lafyette St.   j via transfer at the Delancey-Essex Sts F station.  For service to Chambers St, Canal St and Spring St, transfer to a downtown a local, c, e, or f at W 4 St-Wash Sq.  As a reminder, uptown a trains make local stops at 23 St and 50 St, and c trains do not run overnight.       

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, downtown a trains skip 155 St and 135 St due to structural improvements.  Uptown trains run express from 125 St to 168 St a.  Use a downtown a or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 168 St a, 145 St, or 125 St.  As a reminder, c trains do not run overnight.  

ac

At all times until September 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.

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 a and s trains at Beach 67 St.  In addition to the shuttle, Q35 local bus service runs daily between Beach 116 St/Newport Av, Rockaway Park and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College 25 subway station in Midwood, Brooklyn.  QM16 express bus service runs weekdays only, to/from Midtown (6 Av) Manhattan.    

b

Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, b service will end early due station enhancements at 72 St and 110 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.

bc

At all times until October 2018, bc trains will skip 72 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,  Use nearby bc stations at 81 St-Museum of Natural History and 59 St-Columbus Circle.  Or take the 123 at 72 St, along Broadway.  Use M10 bus along Frederick Douglass Blvd and transfer to the bc (a overnight) at 81 St or 59 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 81 St or 59 St for a transfer to the bus.

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, downtown c trains run express from 125 St to Canal St due to structural improvements.  Use an uptown a local, c, or downtown e or f to complete your trip.  For service to 50 St, 23 St, and Spring St, take the e or f.  Transfer at 42 St, 14 St, W 4 St-Wash Sq, or Canal St. 

dn

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, n trains will stop at 45 St and 53 St in both directions due to structural improvements.  Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound d trains are rerouted via the n from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  Use a Manhattan-bound d to complete your trip.  Transfer at Coney Island-Stillwell Av or 36 St. 

ef

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, Manhattan-bound ef trains skip Sutphin Blvd f, Briarwood and 75 Av due to track replacement.  Use a Jamaica Center-bound e or Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av, Union Tpke, Jamaica-Van Wyck e, or Parsons Blvd f

f

At all times until mid 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, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, f service is suspended in both directions between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell 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, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, Brooklyn-bound f trains are rerouted via the E line from Roosevelt Av to Canal St, then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech due to signal improvements.  Use a Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip. 

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 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, j service is suspended in both directions between Broad St and Chambers St due to track maintenance.  Use the 45 at nearby Fulton St and Wall St stations instead.  Transfer at Chambers St-Brooklyn Bridge. 

m

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to signal maintenance. 

m

From 5:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, m service is suspended in both directions between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av (Broadway) due to priority repairs.  m service will operate between Delancey-Essex Sts and Myrtle Av, and is rerouted via the j to/from Broadway Junction.  Free shuttle buses will make all m line station stops between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Myrtle Av.   For service to/from Manhattan, consider using the l via transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. 

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.

nr

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, Manhattan-bound nr trains are rerouted via the q (Manhattan Bridge) from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to Canal St due to track maintenance.  Manhattan-bound nr trains will not stop at DeKalb Av, Court St, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall.  Use nearby 4 stations via transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  As a reminder, late night r service between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr is suspended this weekend. 

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 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.

nw

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 14, Astoria-bound nw trains skip 39 Av and Broadway due to station enhancements.  Use as Astoria-bound n to complete your trip.  Transfer at Queensboro Plaza or Astoria Blvd.  Also, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, special weekend service will run between Whitehall St and Ditmas Blvd.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av boud n or Whitehall St-bound w to complete your trip.  Transfer at Astoria Blvd or Queensboro Plaza. 

r

From 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday to Monday, May 11 to May 14, r service is suspended in both directions between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance.  r trains will run between Bay Ridge-95 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  r trains run express in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and 36 St; take the d or n.  For service to DeKalb Av, take the d or n via transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  For service to/from Lower Manhattan, take the 4 to/from nearby station via transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

s

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 12 to Monday, May 14, the 42 St s Shuttle will operate overnight.