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Press Release
June 8, 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
1 2 3 4 5 6 A B C D E F 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 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. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 1 service is suspended in both directions between 137 St and 242 St due to track replacement.  For alternate service take the a, M3, M100 and shuttle buses.  1 trains will run between South Ferry and 137 St.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service along four routes.   Use nearby a stations via transfer at 59 St 1a, 168 St a, or 207 St a

2

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2 trains make all 5 line weekend stops between Eastchester-Dyre Av 5 and E 180 St.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St. 

23

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, 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.   
  • 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 service will extend to New Lots Av except from 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 3, when 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 during this time.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av. 
  • 5service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 2.

4

From 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 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 during this time.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av. 

45   

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, 45 trains will run local in Brooklyn and make 23 station stops due to Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Clark St Tunnel.  5 service will be extended to Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College to replace the 24 trains will run between Woodlawn and Crown Hts-Utica Av.  For service to New Lots Av, use free shuttle buses making all station stops between Crown Hts-Utica Av and New Lots Av during this time.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Crown Hts-Utica Av.  A free out-of-system transfer is available between Bowling Green 45 and South Ferry 12 stations.  

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, 5 trains make all weekend 2 stops between Wakefield-241 St 2 and E 180 St.  Transfer between 2 and 5 trains at E 180 St. 

6

From 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, the 116 St 6 station is EXIT ONLY, in order to prevent overcrowding on platforms and stairways during the 116 Street Festival.  Customers will not be allowed entry to this station during the times listed above.  For Lexington Av service, use nearby 110 St or 125 St stations instead. 

6

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 10, the 77 St 6 station is EXIT ONLY in order to prevent overcrowding on platforms and stairways during the Puerto Rican Day Parade.  Customers will not be allowed entry to this station during the times listed above.  For Lexington Av service, use nearby 68 St or 86 St stations instead. 

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, uptown ac trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 125 St due to station enhancements.  Use a downtown 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

At all times until September 2018 actrains 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 acat 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.

b

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, 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 late October 2018, bc trains will skip 72 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  See the bc entry above for project details.  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 an 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.

bc

At all times until late October 2018, bc trains will skip 86 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  See the bc entry above for project details.  For alternate service during this closure, use nearby bc stations at 81 St-Museum of Natural History and 96 St.  Or take the 1 at 86 St, along Broadway.  Use an M10 bus along Frederick Douglass Blvd and transfer to the bc (a overnight) at 81 St or 96 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 96 St for a transfer to the bus.

d

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d trains skip 155 St due to track replacement.  Use a Norwood-205 St bound d to complete your trip.  Transfer at 145 St or 161 St-Yankee Stadium.    

dn

From 9:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, June 8 to Monday, June 11, Manhattan-bound dn trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound dn local or r to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 36 St. 

e

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Jamaica Center-bound e trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound ef or r to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av or Roosevelt Av.  As a reminder, r trains do not run in Queens overnight.    

e

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Jamaica Center-bound e trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound e or f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Jamaica-Van Wyck e, Union Tpke, or 71 Av. 

e

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Jamaica Center-bound e trains run local from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av, and World Trade Center-Bound e trains run local from 71 Av to Queens Plaza due to electrical improvements. 

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, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains are rerouted via the e line after 36 St to 47-50 Sts due to track maintenance at 57 St and 63 St.  Use a Jamaica-bound f train to complete your trip via transfer at 40-50 Sts or Roosevelt Av (use the 36 St station after 12:01 a.m. on Saturday).  For service to 57 St, take the f to/from nearby 5 Av/53 St e station.  For service to Lexington Av/63 St, take the f to Lexington Av/53 St and transfer to an uptown 4 or 6 to 59 St.  For service from Lexington Av/63 St, take the q to 34 St-Herald Sq, where f trains are available. 

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, uptown f trains skip 14 St and 23 St due to signal improvements.  Use a downtown f to complete your trip.  Transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq or W 4 St-Wash Sq. 

f

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Jamaica-bound f trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound e or f to complete your trip.   Transfer at Parsons Blvd f, Union Tpke, or 71 Av. 

f

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains run local from 71 Av to Queens Plaza e station, and Jamaica-bound trains run local from 21 St-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Av due to electrical improvements.   

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

Beginning 8:15 p.m. Friday, June 8, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to signal 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 the end of June 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, June 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, n trains are rerouted via the d line in both directions between Bay Pkwy and 36 St due to electrical improvements at 7 Av.  Free shuttle buses make all n line station stops to/from Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  For service to Stillwell Av and New Utrecht Avs, use the d.  For stations between Stillwell Av and New Utrecht Av, transfer to/from free shuttle buses at Stillwell Av d station or New Utrecht Av.  For Fort Hamilton Pkwy and 8 Av, transfer to/from free shuttle buses at New Utrecht Av or 59 St.  For 59 St, take the r or free shuttle buses.  For 53 St and 45 St, take the r.  Transfer between n and r trains at 36 St, or between free shuttle buses and r trains at 59 St. 

n

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, June 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, n service is suspended in both directions between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza.  n trains will run between Queensboro Plaza and 36 St in Brooklyn, and via the d line to/from Bay Pkwy due to track replacement.   Free shuttle buses make all n line station stops between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza.  Transfer between trains and buses at Queensboro Plaza.

r

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 11, Manhattan-bound r trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d, Bay Pkwy-bound n local or Bay Ridge-bound r to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or 36 St. 

r

From 5:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 71 Av-bound r trains run express from Roosevelt Av to 71 Av due to signal modernization.  Use a Manhattan-bound ef, or r to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av or Roosevelt Av.