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Press Release
January 16, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 6 A C E F G J L N Q R
Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender” which previously took over the front page of the MTA website each weekend, but is now accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.
The newly updated “Weekender for Mobile App,” which now includes MTA Subway Time data, is available for iPhone in the Apple app store, and in the Google Play store for Android devices.  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.  Customers can also download the Weekend App.
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 and click on the Know Before You Go banner.
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/capital.  Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.
6 Subway
At all times until May 2014, 6 Subway trains skip Middletown Road and Castle Hill Avenue in both directions due to station renewal work.
6 Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station work and platform demolition work at Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations.
A Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to W 4 St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.
C Subway
From 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Brooklyn-bound C Subway trains are rerouted on the F Subway line in Manhattan and Brooklyn between W 4St and Jay St-MetroTech due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.
 
E Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Manhattan-bound E Subway trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St due to structural survey work in the Rutgers Tunnel.
E Subway
From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, and from 12:15 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Queens-bound E Subway trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Av due to track tie renewal north of Queens Plaza.
F Subway
From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 17, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Queens-bound F Subway trains run on the M Subway line from 47-50 Sts to Queens Plaza due to Second Avenue Subway construction.
G Subway
From 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, G Subway trains run every 20 minutes between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, due to Fix and Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  The last stop for some trains headed towards Court Sq is Bedford-Nostrand Avs.  To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to a Court Sq-bound G Subway train.
J Subway
From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, J Subway trains are suspended between Essex St and Chambers St in both directions due to cable work south of Bowery.  For service to/from Bowery, Canal St, and Chambers St, use 4 Subway or 6 Subway trains at nearby stations. F Subway trains provide connecting service via Bleecker St/ B’way-Lafayette St and Delancey-Essex Sts.
L Subway
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, L Subway trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track repairs south of E105 St.  L Subway service operates in two sections between 8 Av and Broadway Junction, and between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy.  To continue your trip, transfer at Broadway Junction.
N Subway
From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Ditmars Blvd-bound N Subway trains are rerouted on the D Subway (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.
Q Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 17 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, Q Subway trains are suspended in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and Parkside Av due to switch renewal north of Coney Island- Stillwell Av.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Parkside Av and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.  For service to Manhattan, take a D SubwayF Subway or N Subway train from Stillwell Av.  For service to Brooklyn, take either a D SubwayF Subway or N Subway train at 34 St-Herald Sq or a D SubwayN Subway train at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
R Subway
From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Queens-bound R Subway train service is extended to Jamaica 179 St on the F line due to signal modernization work at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens.
R Subway
From 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, Queens-bound R Subway trains run express from Queens Plaza to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av due to track renewal work north of Queens Plaza.
FIX & FORTIFY
Sandy Recovery Work 
N SubwayR Subway (Montague Tubes Closed)
At all times until October 2014, there are no N Subway or R Subway trains running between Court Street in Brooklyn and Whitehall Street in Manhattan.  Late night N Subway and weekend R Subway service are rerouted over the Manhattan Bridge.  
· No N Subway or R Subway trains in either direction at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.
· Late night R Subway shuttle in Brooklyn is unaffected.