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Press Release
November 14, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 2 4 5 6 7 A C E F G J L M N Q R 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.

2 Subway Line Icon

From 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 241st Street-bound 2 Subway Line Icon  trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to rail replacement at Intervale Avenue and gauge replacement south of Jackson Avenue.

4 Subway Line Icon

From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 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.  

4 Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, 4 Subway Line Icon trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 17, Dyre Avenue-bound 5 Subway Line Icon trains run express from 3rd Avenue-149th Street to East 180th Street due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

5 Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 5 Subway Line Icon trains run every 20 minutes between Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green and 5 Subway Line Icon trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42nd Street and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14th Street-Union Square.

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 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from 3rd Avenue-138th Street to Parkchester due to ADA upgrades at Hunts Point Avenue.    

7 Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 4 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no 7 Subway Line Icon train service between Main Street and Willets Point due to rail and cable work north of Willets Point.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service.

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

C Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Brooklyn-bound C Subway Line Icon trains run express from 168th Street to 125th Street due to track tie renewal south of 168th Street.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no E Subway Line Icon trains between Jamaica Center and Van Wyck Blvd due to track maintenance between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue. E Subway Line Icon service operates between World Trade Center and Van Wyck Blvd and via the F Subway Line Icon line to and from 179th Street F Subway Line Icon station. Free shuttle buses operate between Jamaica Center and Union Turnpike, stopping at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue, Jamaica-Van Wyck and Van Wyck Blvd.

E Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Manhattan-bound E Subway Line Icon trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Coney Island-bound F Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted via the M Subway Line Icon line from Roosevelt Avenue to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for the Second Avenue Subway Project.

F Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound F Subway Line Icon trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, Queens-bound G Subway Line Icon trains run express from Church Avenue to Smith-9th Sts due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.

J Subway Line Icon

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no J Subway Line Icon trains between Essex Street and Chambers Street due to escalator replacement south of Essex Street. J Subway Line Icon service operates between Jamaica Center and Essex Street. To travel to/from the Bowery, Canal Street and Chambers Street, customers may use the 6 Subway Line Icon at nearby stations. F Subway Line Icon and M Subway Line Icon trains provide connecting service via Broadway-Lafayette Street and Delancey-Essex Sts.

L Subway Line Icon

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there are no L Subway Line Icon trains between 8th Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street. L Subway Line Icon service operates between Rockaway Parkway and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Customers may use A Subway Line Icon, F Subway Line Icon, J Subway Line Icon and M Subway Line Icon trains and the M14 and free shuttle buses for alternate service.

  • M Subway Line Icon service is extended to the 57th Street F Subway Line Icon station during the daytime and evening hours.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two sections: 1.) Between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Lorimer Street, stopping at DeKalb Avenue, Jefferson Street, Morgan Avenue, Montrose Avenue, Grand Street and Graham Avenue. 2.) At Lorimer Street, Bedford Avenue, Marcy Avenue (J Subway Line Icon, M Subway Line Icon), Hewes Street (J Subway Line Icon, M Subway Line Icon), and Broadway (G Subway Line Icon). In Manhattan, customers should use M14 buses for station along 14th Street. The M14A serves the Delancey-Essex Sts station.

M Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m., Saturday, November 16 to 12:50 a.m. Sunday, November 17 and from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Sunday, November 17, M Subway Line Icon service is extended to the 57th Street F Subway Line Icon station due to track tie renewal at 14th Street-Union Square, Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue and Grand Street.

M Subway Line Icon

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, M Subway Line Icon trains skip Fresh Pond Road in both directions due to station renewal work. Free loop shuttle buses provide connecting service between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue stations.

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 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 18, there is no Q Subway Line Icon train service between 57th Street-7th Avenue and Church Avenue due to track work north of Prospect Park. Q Subway Line Icon service operates between Stillwell Avenue and Church Avenue. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Church Avenue and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, stopping at Parkside Avenue, Prospect Park and 7th Avenue.

  • To Manhattan, customers may take the D Subway Line Icon, F Subway Line Icon, or N Subway Line Icon from Stillwell Avenue.
  • To Coney Island, customers may take the D Subway Line Icon, F Subway Line Icon, and N Subway Line Icon at 34th Street-Herald Square or the D Subway Line Icon, N Subway Line Icon at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.
  • Between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 57th Street-7th Avenue, customers may take the N Subway Line Icon or R Subway Line Icon.

R Subway Line Icon

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, Manhattan-bound R Subway Line Icon trains run express from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Queens Plaza due to tunnel lighting rehabilitation from 36th Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

Staten Island Railway (SIR)

From 6 a.m. Saturday, November 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, November 17, all SIR trains will terminate at the Old Town Station due to maintenance and repair work at the St. George Terminal, Stapleton and Grasmere Stations. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Old Town and the St. George Terminal. Please allow extra travel time to avoid missed connections.

SIR Station Shuttle Bus Stop

Old Town on Old Town Road at station entrance

Grasmere on Clove Road at W. Fingerboard Road

Clifton on Bay Street at Norwood Avenue

Stapleton on Bay Street at Water Street

Tompkinsville on Bay Street at Victory Blvd

St. George Terminal Ferry Terminal Ramp E