MTA Press Releases

Press Release
December 14, 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;

Greenpoint Av g Elevator Installation Project Moves Forward

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

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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

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At all times this month, 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. For alternate service, use the nearby 6 stations along Park Avenue South at 33 St or 23 St.  Or, use the nearby 28 St rw 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 9:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday to Monday, Dec. 14, to Dec. 17, downtown trains run express from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to station enhancements at 110 St, 86 St and 72 St.  As an alternative, use an uptown a local or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle or 125 St.  As a reminder, c trains do not run overnight.

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From 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, downtown trains stop at 163 St, 155 St, and 135 St due to station enhancements at 145 St. 

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From 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, b service will end early due to station enhancements at 110 St, 86 St and 72 St.  v/apps/mediaContact/assets/mta/c.png" alt="c" />d and/or q.  As a reminder, b service does not run on weekends.   

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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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At all times until January 2019, 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 .

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From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and on Sunday, Dec. 16, downtown trains run express from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to station enhancements at 110 St, 86 St and 72 St.  As an alternative, use an uptown a local or c to complete your trip.  Transfer at 59 St-Columbus Circle or 125 St.  As a reminder, c trains do not run overnight.

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From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, free shuttle buses replace d service between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St due to track maintenance.  d train will run on the n line between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St.  Free shuttle buses will make d line station stops between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 36 St.  Transfer between d trains and shuttle buses at 36 St, 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Coney Island-Stillwell Av. 

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, uptown trains skip 170 St, 161 St-Yankee Stadium, and 155 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 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday to Monday, Dec. 14, to Dec. 17, trains are rerouted in both directions via the f between 21 St-Queensbridge and Lexington Av-63 St, then via the r between 57 St and Whitehall St, the last stop due to station enhancements.  f trains will make all e stations stops between Queens Plaza and 47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Center.  As an alternative, use the ac or f to complete your trip via transfer at Roosevelt Av ef and/or W 4 St acf.  For stations between World Trade Center and 50 St, use the a or c instead.  For 7 Av, take the d via transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq. 

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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, free shuttle buses replace trains between Briarwood and Jamaica Center due to track maintenance.  e trains will run between Manhattan and Briarwood, and via the f to/from Jamiaca-179 St.  Free shuttle buses will make all e line station stops between Union Tpke and Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer.  Transfer between trains and buses at Union Tpke or Briarwood.  For service between Manhattan and JFK Airport, take the a to/from Howard Beach-JFK Airport. 

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, trains will run local in both directions in Queens due to CBTC-related electrical improvements between Queens Plaza and 75 Av.

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, free shuttle buses replace trains between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to track maintenance and switch renewal south of Ditmas Av.  f trains will run between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av.  Free shuttle buses will make all f line station stops between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at Church Av.  For service between Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn and Stillwell Av, take the dn or q

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From 10:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 to 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, northbound f trains are rerouted via the e line between 47-50 St and Roosevelt Av due to station enhancements.  Use the er to complete your trip via transfer at Roosevelt Av or 34 St-Herald Sq.  r trains will serve 21 St- Queensbridge, Roosevelt Av, and Lexington Av-63 St days and evenings.  e trains will serve these stations overnight and make r line stations stops between 57 St-7 Av and Whitehall St. 

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, trains will run local in both directions in Queens due to CBTC related electrical improvements between Queens Plaza and 75 Av.

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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/Rockefeller Center 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.   

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, free shuttle buses replace trains between Bedford Nostrand Avs and Court Sq due to track maintenance and station improvements at Greenpoint Av, g trains will run between Church Av and Bedford Nostrand Avs.  Free shuttle buses will make all g line station stops between Bedford Nostrand Avs and Court Sq.  Transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Bedford Nostrand Avs.   

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At all times until December 31, 2018, Church Av-bound trains skip Greenpoint Av due to ongoing station improvements including the installation of three new elevators to make this station fully accessible, as well as infrastructure upgrades.  An elevator will link the southern end of the station mezzanine to the sidewalk on the east side of Manhattan Avenue between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Street.  Two other elevators will provide access to the northbound and southbound platforms, respectively, from the station mezzanine.  Updates will also be made to stairs, handrails, turnstiles, powered gates, new sidewalk pedestrian ramps, braille signage, and modifications to the station agent booth height to make it wheelchair user-friendly.   

Short-term outages such as this limited station bypass have been scheduled to accommodate work requiring ‘round-the-clock’ platform or track access.  From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, Church Av-bound trains will not stop at Greenpoint Av.  As an alternative, use a Court Sq-bound train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Nassau Av or 21 St.  Or take the B43 or B62 bus to/from Nassau Av.  For more details regarding this project, refer to this prior press release.       

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From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Broad St-bound trains skip Flushing Av, Lorimer St, and Hewes St due to track maintenance at Myrtle Av.  As an alternative, use a Jamaica-bound train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Essex St, Marcy Av or Myrtle Av.  As a reminder, m trains will not run this weekend.

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At all times until winter 2018-19, Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer-bound trains skip 104 St due to station rehabilitation work.  Use a Manhattan-bound train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 111 St or Woodhaven Blvd.   

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From 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16, service will operate in two sections due to track maintenance so we can maximize reliability on the l when it runs Brooklyn-only for 15 months.  To accommodate this work, trains will run in two sections with reduced frequency: between 8 Av and Broadway Junction every 8 minutes, and between Broadway Junction and Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy every 24 minutes.  To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14  to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 17, free shuttle buses and j trains replace m trains due to track panel replacement along the m line.  Free shuttle buses will run between Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av all weekend.  For service between Myrtle Av and Delancey-Essex Sts, take the j.  As a reminder, Broad St-bound j trains skip Flushing Av, Lorimer St, and Hewes St on Saturday and Sunday. 

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From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, Astoria-bound trains skip 30 Av and 36 Av and due to station enhancements at 39 Av and Broadway.  As an alternative, use a Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound n train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Astoria Blvd or Queensboro Plaza.  As a reminder, trains skip Broadway and 39 Av in both directions until February 2019 due to station renovations. 

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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.   

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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.   

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From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Astoria-bound n trains are rerouted via the q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St due to track maintenance.  For service to Jay St-MetroTech, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall, take the 4 to/from nearby stations.  Transfer between trains at 14 St-Union Sq, Canal St (after 1 a.m.) or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

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From 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, r trains are rerouted via the f line in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and 36 St in Queens due to an ongoing signal modernization project along the Queens Boulevard Line.  For 5 Av/59 St and Lexington Av/59 St, take the n or use the nearby 59 St 456 station via transfer at Lexington Av/53 St e or 14 St-Union Sq r.  For Queens Plaza, take the e instead.  Transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority er, 57 St-7 Av nr or Roosevelt Av er.   

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From 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Forest Hills-bound r trains are rerouted via the q line from DeKalb Av to Canal St due to track maintenance.  For service to Jay St-MetroTech, Whitehall St, Rector St, Cortlandt St, and City Hall, take the 4 to/from nearby stations.  Transfer between trains at 14 St-Union Sq, Canal St (after 1 a.m.) or Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. 

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From 10:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday to Monday, Dec. 14, to Dec. 17, n trains replace the r between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Whitehall St due to station enhancements.  Trains run express in both directions between 36 St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  Use the dn for skipped stations.  For service to/from DeKalb Av, Jay St-MetroTech, Court St, and Whitehall St, use the n instead.