MTA Press Releases

Press Release
July 20, 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 7 A B C D E F G J M N Q R S 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 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 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, 1 service is suspended in both directions between South Ferry and Rector St due to track maintenance.  1 trains will run between Wakefield-241 St and Rector St.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternative service between Chambers St and South Ferry.  Transfer between free shuttle buses and 1 trains at Chambers St. 

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 21 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2 service will be suspended in both directions between Wakefield-241 St and Gun Hill Rd due to track replacement.  2 trains will run between Gun Hill Rd in the Bronx and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College in Brooklyn.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service, making all 2 line station stops between Wakefield-241 St and Gun Hill Rd.  Transfer between free shuttle buses and 2 trains at Gun Hill Rd. 

3

From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 21 to Monday, July 23, 3 service is suspended due to station enhancements at 145 St.  As an alternative, take 12 trains and/or free shuttle buses operating between 148 St and 135 St.  Transfer between 2 trains and buses at 135 St. 

3

From 5 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 3 service is suspended in both directions between 96 St and Harlem-148 St due to station enhancements at 145 St.  3 trains will run in both directions between New Lots Av and 96 St, and via the 1 line to 137 St, which will be the last stop.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Harlem-148 St and 135 St.  Transfer between 23 trains at 96 St and between 2 trains and free shuttle buses at 135 St. 

46

At all times until December 2018, 46 trains will skip 28 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  The 28 St 6 station is one of the oldest in the subway system, since it opened on the day that subway service began in October 1904.  When these renovations are completed, more than 27,000 daily customers who use this station will benefit from newly reconstructed station entrances enhanced with digital signage providing real-time information, new railings or canopies, and brighter, more energy-efficient lighting, upgraded turnstile areas, security cameras, new information centers, new platform edge warning strips, accessible boarding areas, new seating furniture, digital dashboards with wayfinding information and new countdown clocks.  For alternate service during this closure, use the nearby 6 stations along Park Av South at 33 St or 23 St.  Or, use the nearby 28 St rw station Broadway.  Local buses are also available along Lexington Av and Madison Av. 

46

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, uptown 46 trains will skip 23 St and 33 St due to station enhancements at 28 St.  Use a downtown 4 local or 6 to complete your trip.  Transfer at Grand Central-42 St or 14 St-Union Sq.  As a reminder, the 28 St station is closed for extensive renovations until December 2018.       

5

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, 5 service will end early between Bowling Green and E 180 St due to station enhancements at 28 St.  As an alternative, take the 2 and/or 4 instead.  5 trains will run between E 180 St and Eastchester-Dyre Av. 

5

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 5 trains will run every 20 minutes between Bowling Green and Eastchester-Dyre Av due to station enhancements at 28 St. 

6

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, 6 service will operate to/from the Bowling Green 4 station due to track maintenance.

7

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, Flushing-Main St bound 7 trains will run express from 74 St-Broadway to Willets Point due to signal modernization.  As an alternative, use a 34 St- Hudson Yards bound 7 train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Willets Point, Junction Blvd, or 74 St-Broadway. 

a

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, a service is suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 St due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, take 1 trains or free shuttle buses.  a trains will run between 168 St and Lefferts Blvd/Rockaway Park, and make station stops at 135 St and 155 St in both directions.  1 trains will make nearby stops between 168 St and 207 St.  Free shuttle buses will run along two routes: on Broadway between 168 St and 207 St, and on Fort Washington Av, between 168 St and 190 St.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at 168 St.  As a reminder, the 163 St station is closed for renovations until September 2018. 

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, downtown ac train will run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St due to signal improvements.  For 23 St and Spring St, take an uptown a or c.  Transfer at Canal St, W 4 St-Wash Sq, 14 St, or 34 St-Penn Station.  For service to 50 St, transfer to an uptown a local, or c train at 42 St-Port Authority.  From 50 St, take the f.  As a reminder, f trains run via the e line to 42 St-Port Authority, and then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn.

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 Monday, September 3, a service will be suspended in both directions between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Av 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 Broad Channel, and via the s to/from Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St.  s shuttle trains will run between Rockaway Park-Beach 116 St and Beach 90 St, and via the a to/from Far Rockaway-Mott Av.  For Far Rockaway/Mott Av-bound service take the S via transfer at Beach 90 St.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, click here

b

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, b service will end early due to station enhancements at 86 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.

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, c service is suspended in both directions between 145 St and 168 St due to track maintenance.  Take the a instead.  c trains will run between 145 St and Euclid Av.  a trains will provide alternate service and make station stops at 135 St and 155 St in both directions.  Transfer at 125 St or 145 St.  As a reminder, the 163 St station is closed for renovations until September 2018.

d

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, Norwood- 205 St bound d trains are rerouted via the n line from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to track maintenance.  Use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound d train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 36 St, 62 St-New Utrecht, or Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, e trains are rerouted via the f line between 21 St-Queensbridge and Lexington Av-63 St, and via the r line between 57 St and Whitehall St, the last stop due to signal improvements.  As a reminder, downtown f trains run via the e line from Roosevelt Av to 42 St-Port Authority, then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn.  Jamaica-bound f trains are rerouted via the e after 47-50 Sts to Queens Plaza.  Us the ac or f to complete your trip via transfer at Roosevelt Av ef and/or W 4 St-Wash Sq acf.  For stations between World Trade Center and 7 Av, use ac or d trains instead. 

e

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, Jamaica Center-bound e trains run express from the 21 St-Queensbridge f station to Jamaica-Van Wyck due to signal improvements.  As an alternative, use a Manhattan-bound e local or r train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Jamaica-Van Wyck e, Union Tpke ef, 71 Av, Roosevelt Av, or 21 St-Queensbridge.  As a reminder, r service does not run overnight in Queens. 

f

At all times until December 2018, f trains will skip 57 St in both directions due to due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  Beyond repairing deterioration at this station, when this project is completed, customers will benefit from new station entrances enhanced with digital signage providing real-time information, countdown clocks, new railings or canopies, and brighter, more energy-efficient lighting, upgraded turnstile areas with glass barriers, security cameras, new information centers and digital dashboards.  Platforms will be outfitted with new platform edge warning strips, accessible boarding areas, new seating furniture, digital dashboards with wayfinding information and new countdown clocks.  For alternate service during this closure, use nearby stations at 57 St-7 Av nqrw, 5 Av/59 St nrw, 7 Av bde, 5 Av/53 St em, or 47-50 Sts bdfm.  Local buses are also available along 5 Av, 6 Av and 57 St. 

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, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound f trains are rerouted via the e from Roosevelt Av to 42 St-Port Authority, then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn due to signal improvements.  Jamaica-bound f trains run via the e after 47-50 Sts to Queens Plaza.  As an alternative, use the dd and/or a local, c or Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Roosevelt Av, 34 St-Herald Sq, W 4 St or Jay St-MetroTech. 

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, Jamaica-bound f trains skip 75 Av, Briarwood, and Sutphin Blvd due to signal modernization.  As an alternative, use a Manhattan-bound e or f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Parsons Blvd f Union Tpke, or 71 Av. 

g

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, g service is suspended in both directions between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs due to track maintenance.  g trains will run between Church Av and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service and make all g line stations stops between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs.  Transfer between free shuttle buses and g trains at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

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, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, j service is suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Crescent St due to station improvements at 121 St.  j trains will run in two sections: between Broad St and Myrtle Av, and via the m to/from Metropolitan Av, and between Crescent St and Jamaica Center.  Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service, and make all j line station stops between Myrtle Av and Crescent St.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Myrtle Av and/or Crescent St.  Or, transfer between acl trains and shuttle buses at Broadway Junction.  As a reminder, the Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound platform is closed for renovations.

m

Beginning 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 20, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to signal improvements. 

m

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, m service is suspended due to station improvements at Broadway Junction.  Alternate service will be provided by special j trains operating between Delancey-Essex Sts and Metropolitan Av. 

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 February 2019, n trains will skip Broadway and 39 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 open Astoria line stations at 30 Av, 36 Av, or Queensboro Plaza via the Q102 bus.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, click here

q

From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, July 21 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound q trains run express from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Manhattan-bound q train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park.

r

From 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Friday, July 20 to Monday, July 23, late night r service is suspended in both directions between Whitehall St and 59 St due to track maintenance.  Late night r service will run in Brooklyn between 95 St and 59 St.  n trains will make all stops between Whitehall St and 59 St.  Transfer between n and r trains at 59 St.  As a reminder, Astoria-bound n trains stop at 53 St and 45 St all weekend. 

r

From 5:3 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 71 Av-bound r trains run express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av due to signal modernization.  As an alternative, use a Manhattan-bound r train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av, Roosevelt Av, or Queens Plaza.