MTA Press Releases

Press Release
November 2, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

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

Special Subway & Bus Notice for TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4 
Marathon Subway Map Available Online

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, station improvements in Queens and Manhattan, and ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade work throughout the MTA New York City Transit subway system to maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to provide customers with safe and reliable service.  More information on the 2015-2019 MTA 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.

Special Subway & Bus Notice for TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4                                

The 2018 TCS NYC Marathon will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 4, and MTA New York City Transit’s subways and buses will get you to the event from all parts of the city.  Marathon revelers can use the MTA’s customized Marathon Subway Map on the web.  It highlights pre-race, runner specific activities and events, as well as a number of great viewing locations throughout the city on Marathon Sunday.  The map also lists a number of tools and tips to assist customers when traveling.  NYC Transit and MTA Buses will experience reroutes and detours, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information on specific service changes refer to this prior press release: MTA Announces Service Details for TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4.  For more information on the TCS New York City Marathon, click here: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/

1

At all times until winter 2018-19, downtown trains skip 238 St due to station improvements.  As an alternative, take the Bx9 to 231 St, or take an uptown train to 242 St and transfer to a downtown 1

2

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov 3, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance and switch installation near Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum.  As an alternative, use a Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 or Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av bound 34 local train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Franklin Av. 

3

At all times until November 2018, trains will skip 145 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  The 145 St station opened more than a century ago in 1904.  As crews make critical repairs to the station infrastructure such as concrete and metal platforms, stairs, beams and columns, they will also modernize the station with enhancements to all entrances including stairs, LED lighting, digital signage providing real-time service information, and new turnstile areas with security cameras and brighter lighting.  Countdown clocks and Help Points, which allow customers to communicate quickly with staff for assistance or emergencies, will be installed.  New station furniture and platform safety enhancements such as tactile edge warning strips also will be installed to improve customer safety.  For subway service, use nearby stations at 148 St 3, 145 St acbd, or 135 St 23.  Use M7 and M102 buses along Lenox Av, or the Bx19 along 145 St and transfer to the subway with a MetroCard.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, click here

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From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance and switch installation near Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum.  As an alternative, use a Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 or Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av bound 34 local train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Franklin Av. 

4

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov 3, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Franklin Av to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr due to track maintenance and switch installation near Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Museum.  As an alternative, use a Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound 2 or Crown Hts-Utica Av/New Lots Av bound 34 local train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr or Franklin Av. 

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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 station is one of the oldest in the subway system, opening in October 1904.  See the first 3 entry above for project details.  For alternate service, use the nearby 6 stations along Park Avenue South at 33 St or 23 St.  Or, use the nearby 28 St rn station on Broadway.  Local buses are also available along Lexington and Madison avenues.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, click here.

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From 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, uptown trains run local from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to track replacement between Jay St-MetroTech and Chambers St.   

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 downtown trains run express from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St due to track maintenance.  For service to 50 St, transfer to an uptown a local or c train at 42 St.  For service from 50 St, take the e or f.  For 23 St and Spring St, take a downtown e or f.  Transfer at 34 St or W 4 St.  Downtown f trains will run via the e line to Canal St, and then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech.  

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, uptown trains are rerouted via the f line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St-Wash Sq due to track replacement between Jay St-MetroTech and Chambers St.  For service to High St, use the nearby York St f station.  For service to Fulton St, take the j via transfer at Delancey-Essex Sts.  For service to Chambers St, Canal St, and Spring St, transfer to a downtown a local, c, e, or f train at W 4 St-Wash Sq.  As a reminder, downtown f trains will run via the e line to Canal St, and then via the a line to Jay St-MetroTech this weekend, and c trains do not run overnight.   

b

From 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, b service will end early due to station enhancements at 167 St and 174-175 Sts.  As an alternative, take the cd and/or q.  As a reminder, b service does not run on weekends. 

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At all times until January 2019, bd trains will skip 167 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  As an alternative, customers are advised to use the nearby stations at 170 St bd, 167 St 4, or 161 St-Yankee Stadium.  Use the Bx1 or Bx2 along Grand Concourse and transfer to the subway at 170 St bd or 161 St-Yankee Stadium with a MetroCard.  Use the Bx35 along E 167 St and transfer to the 4 at 167 St station with a MetroCard.  For transfers to another bus, ask the bus operator for a MetroCard Bus Transfer, which can be used on another local bus ride within two hours.  For return trips, ask the station agent for a transfer to the bus.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, click here.

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At all times until December 2018, trains will skip 174-175 Sts in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  As an alternative, customers are advised to use the nearby Tremont Av bd or 170 St bd stations.  Use the Bx1 or Bx2 along Grand Concourse and transfer to bd trains at Tremont Av or 170 St with a MetroCard.  For either station, customers transferring to another bus can ask the driver for a MetroCard Bus Transfer, which can be used on another local bus ride within two hours.  For return trips, ask the station agent at the Tremont Av bd or 170 St bd station for a transfer to the bus.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, and listing of nearby bus routes, click here

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, uptown trains skip 155 St, 161 St-Yankee Stadium, and 170 St due to station enhancements at 167 St and 174-175 Sts.  As an alternative, use a downtown d train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Tremont Av or 145 St.  As a reminder, the 167 St and 174-175 Sts bd stations are closed for renovations.  

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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains skip DeKalb Av and run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St due to signal and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.  As an alternative, use a Manhattan-bound dn, or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr bound r train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 36 St or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  Overnight r trains will not run between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr this weekend. 

e

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, free shuttle buses replace trains between Briarwood and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer due to track maintenance between Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica-Van Wyck.  e trains will run between World Trade Center and Briarwood, then via the f to/from Jamaica-179 St.  Free shuttle buses will make all e line station stops between Union Tpke and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood.  For service between Manhattan and JFK Airport, take the a to/from Howard Beach-JFK Airport. 

e

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, trains run local in both directions between Forest Hills-71 Av and Queens Plaza due to the ongoing Queens Boulevard signal modernization project.

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At all times until December 2018, f trains will skip 57 St in both directions due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  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, 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 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue and 57th Street.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, and listing of nearby bus routes, click here

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Brooklyn-bound trains are rerouted via the e local from 71 Av to Canal St, then via the A to Jay St-MetroTech, due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use ace stations along Eight Av, the d, or a Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at Roosevelt Av, 7 Av de, W 4 St, or Jay St-MetroTech.  f trains will run local in Queens all weekend beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov 3.

f

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Manhattan-bound trains run local from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza e station due to the ongoing Queens Boulevard signal modernization project.  Jamaica-179 St bound f trains run local from 71 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av. 

fm

At all times until December 2018, trains will skip 23 St in both directions due to due to MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative project.  The 23 St station opened around the time of World War II, in December 1940.  Crews are making extensive repairs to fix structural defects and deterioration, and include functional station improvements, leading to an enhanced customer experience for approximately 31,000 daily riders who use the station.  For alternate service, use the nearby 34 St-Herald Sq or 14 St stations along Sixth Avenue.  Or, use the nearby 23 St rw station on Broadway.  Local buses are also available along Sixth and Seventh avenues.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions, and listing of nearby bus routes, click here

g

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, free shuttle buses replace g trains between Nassau Av and Court Sq due to station improvements at Greenpoint Avenue in preparation for the l Tunnel closure in April 2019.  NYC Transit expects to accommodate l riders through five of its 11 primary East River crossings, which will result in service additions on subway lines that use those tunnels or bridges as well as the g line, which connects Brooklyn riders to many cross-river lines.  This weekend, g trains will run between Church Av and Nassau Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all g line stations stops between Nassau Av and Court Sq.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Nassau Av. 

j

At all times until Fall 2018, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound trains skip 104 St and 121 St due to station rehabilitation work.  Use a Manhattan-bound j train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Sutphin Blvd, 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd. 

m

Beginning 8:15 Friday, Nov 2, m service will end early between 71 Av and Delancey-Essex Sts due to track replacement.       

n

At all times until Spring 2019, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, and 20 Av, due to station rehabilitation work on the Sea Beach Line.  When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for customers, including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing 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, use a Manhattan-bound n train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Bay Pkwy or 8 Av.  For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d instead.  Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St. 

n

At all times until July 2019, trains will run local in both directions between 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn due to structural rehabilitation work to repair and replace steel columns, lighting, ventilators, and deteriorated concrete, and perform water mitigation work to address water seepage in the express tunnel between the 59 St and 36 St stations.  n trains will stop at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

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At all times until February 2019, 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, 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

n

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av and due to station enhancements at 39 Av and Broadway.  As an alternative, use an Astoria-bound n train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Queensboro Plaza or Astoria Blvd.  As a reminder, trains skip Broadway and 39 Av in both directions until February 2019 due to station renovations. 

nr

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Brooklyn-bound trains are rerouted via the q (Manhattan Bridge) from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, skipping DeKalb Av due to signal and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.  For service to City Hall, Cortlandt St, Rector St, Whitehall St, Court St, Jay St-MetroTech and DeKalb Av, take the 4 to nearby stations.  Transfer at 14 St-Union Sq 4n or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 4n.  As a reminder, overnight r trains will not run between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr this weekend. 

 nr

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n and Bay Ridge-95 St r trains run express from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr to 36 St due to signal and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.  As an alternative, use an Astoria-bound n or 71 Av/Atlantic Av-bound r to complete your trip.  Transfer at 36 St or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  As a reminder, overnight r trains will not run between Whitehall St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr this weekend. 

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From 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Manhattan-bound trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park due to track maintenance between Kings Hwy and Prospect Park.  As an alternative, use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound q train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Prospect Park, Church Av, Newkirk Plaza, or Kings Hwy. 

r

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 4n trains replace the r between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Whitehall St due to signal and switch maintenance near DeKalb Av.  r trains will run between Bay Ridge-95 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  For service to DeKalb Av, Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, and Whitehall St, use an Astoria-bound n instead.  For service from these stations, use the 4 at nearby stations.  Transfer between trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.