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Press Release
December 12, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 5 / 6 / A/ D / E / G / J / N / R / S

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.

5 Subway Line Icon

At all times until Monday, December 23, 5 Subway Line Icon trains will bypass Pelham Parkway station in both directions due to asbestos abatement work.   Free shuttle buses operate between Pelham Parkway and Morris Park stations. 

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, December 13 to 4 a.m. Monday, December 16, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park due to platform demolition and thru span work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road. 

A Subway Line Icon

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 16, A Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between Broad Channel and Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue due to track panel replacement. Far Rockaway-bound A Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted to Rockaway Park.  Free shuttle buses operate between Beach 90th Street and Far Rockaway making all station stops.

D Subway Line Icon

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 14 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 16, D Subway Line Icon trains operate in two sections between Stillwell Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard, and between Bedford Park Blvd and 205th Street due to track maintenance north of Bedford Park Boulevard.

E Subway Line Icon

From 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, and from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, E Subway Line Icon train customers travelling to Jamaica-Van Wyck, Sutphin Blvd-JFK AirTrain, and Jamaica Center should note that some E Subway Line Icon trains travelling from Manhattan are rerouted to the 179th St F Subway Line Icon station. 

G Subway Line Icon (Fix & Fortify – Sandy Recovery Work)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 16, G Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between Court Square and Nassau Avenue due to Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  Free shuttle buses operate in two sections between Nassau Avenue and Court Square on the G Subway Line Icon Line, and between Lorimer Street and Court Square G Subway Line Icon stations.

J Subway Line Icon

From 5:45 a.m. Saturday, December 14 to 10 p.m. Sunday, December 15, Jamaica Center-bound J Subway Line Icon trains run express from Myrtle Avenue to Broadway Junction due to track panel installation north of Myrtle Avenue. 

S Subway Line Icon (Rockaway Shuttle)

From 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 16, Rockaway Park Shuttle trains are suspended and replaced by rerouted A Subway Line Icon train service due to panel installation.

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work

N Subway Line IconR 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.