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Press Release
November 7, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 4 6 7 A C D F J L M N Q R S and SIR

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA website each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway diversion e-mails delivered to their inbox by signing up for the E-mail Subscription Program.  Just log on to the NYC Transit homepage at http://www.mta.info/nyct and click on the Know Before You Go banner.

The Weekender for Mobile in the Apple app store is available for iPhone, and in the Google Play store for Android.  This free-to-download 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 at http://mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html.

These weekend changes are necessary because of capital construction work on the MTA New York City Transit subway system.  This work is part of NYC Transit’s ongoing Capital Rebuilding Program aimed at upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our customers with safe and reliable service.  For more information on the 2010-2014 Capital Program log on to www.mta.info/capitalCustomers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there are no 4 Subway Line Icon trains between Woodlawn and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium due to track panel installation at Burnside Avenue.

Customers may take the D train and free shuttle buses instead.

  • 4 Subway Line Icon service operates between Utica Avenue/New Lots Avenue and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • Transfer between 4 Subway Line Icon and D Subway Line Icon trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • For service to and from 167th Street, 170thStreet, Mt Eden Avenue, 176th Street, Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Road, use nearby D Subway Line Icon stations instead. Walk or take a crosstown bus between 4 Subway Line Icon and D Subway Line Icon stations.

Take free shuttle buses to and from Bedford Park Blvd, Mosholu Parkway and Woodlawn.  Free shuttle buses connect with Bedford Park Blvd D Subway Line Icon station. 

6 Subway Line Icon

At all times until May 2014, 6 Subway Line Icon trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.

6 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Parkchester to 3rd Avenue-138th Street due to ADA upgrades at Hunts Point Avenue.   

7 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, there is no 7 Subway Line Icon train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC work south of Queensboro Plaza.

  • Customers should use E Subway Line Icon, F Subway Line Icon, N Subway Line Icon, and Q Subway Line Icon service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza.
  • In Manhattan, the 42nd Street S Subway Line Icon shuttle operates overnight.
  • Q Subway Line Icon service is extended to Ditmars Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A Subway Line Icon

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there is no A Subway Line Icon train service between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  A Subway Line Icon trains operate between Inwood-207th Street and Howard Beach-JFK Airport or Lefferts Blvd.  Rockaway Park shuttle operates between Rockaway Park and Far Rockaway.  Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

1.      Non-stop between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Far Rockaway via the Nassau Expressway.

2.      Between Howard Beach-JFK Airport and Rockaway Parkway stopping at Broad Channel.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Howard Beach-JFK Airport, Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park. 

A Subway Line Icon

A Subway Line Icon (Nights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

A Subway Line Icon (Nights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, November 9 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 10, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 10 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

A Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon trains run local from 125th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, C Subway Line Icon trains run express in both directions between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and Canal Street due to a Sandy-related structural survey.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, Euclid Avenue-bound C Subway Line Icon trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

D Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Coney Island-bound D Subway Line Icon trains run local from 145th Street to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to track tie renewal north of 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Jamaica-bound F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the A Subway Line Icon line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to a Sandy-related structural survey.  

F Subway Line Icon

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, Jamaica-bound F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the M Subway Line Icon Line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.

J Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, there are no J Subway Line Icon trains between Hewes Street and Essex Street due to Williamsburg Bridge maintenance and rail renewal and track inspection between Essex Street and Marcy Avenue.  J Subway Line Icon service operates in two sections:

1.      Between Jamaica Center and Hewes Street

2.      Between Essex Street and Chambers Street, every, 15 minutes.

Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Hewes Street and Essex Street, stopping at Marcy Avenue.  

L Subway Line Icon

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, L Subway Line Icon trains run every 12 minutes between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to CBTC work south of Broadway Junction.  The last stop for some L Subway Line Icon trains headed toward Rockaway Parkway is Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs.  Customers should transfer at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs to a Rockaway Parkway-bound L Subway Line Icon train in order to continue their trip. 

M Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 11, M Subway Line Icon trains skip Forest Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.  Free loop shuttle buses provide alternate service between Forest Avenue and Fresh Pond Road.

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N Subway Line Icon, R Subway Line Icon (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, there are no N Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N Subway Line Icon and weekend R Subway Line Icon service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge. 

  • No N Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
  • Late night R Subway Line Icon shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected. 

Q Subway Line Icon

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 10, Q Subway Line Icon service is extended to Ditmars Blvd due to the 7 Subway Line Icon suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

S Subway Line Icon (Rockaway Park Shuttle)

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 10, there is no shuttle train service between Broad Channel and Beach 90th Street due to track panel work at Lefferts Blvd. and Rockaway Blvd. and track tie renewal and maintenance at Grant Avenue.  (See A Subway Line Icon entry.)

S Subway Line Icon (42nd Street Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, November 9, Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, the 42nd Street Shuttle operates overnight due to the 7 Subway Line Icon suspension between Manhattan and Queens.

Staten Island Railway (SIR)

From 9 p.m. Friday, November 8 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 11, all trains will operate on the St. George-bound (westbound) track between the Old Town Road Station and the Jefferson Avenue Station due to maintenance and repairs on the Tottenville-bound (eastbound) platform of the Dongan Hills Station.  All trains will be required to leave the St. George Terminal on time with or without the ferry connection.  Customers should allow extra travel time to avoid missed connections.