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Press Release
January 24, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 4 5 6 A C E F L N Q R S
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 apps.
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.  More information on the 2010-2014 Capital Program can be found here. Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.
4 Subway
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 4 Subway trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge City Hall due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.
5 Subway
From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26 5 Subway trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to Dyre Avenue line signal modernization.   Transfer between 2 Subway and 5 Subway trains at E 180 St and/or at 149 St-Grand Concourse.  5 Subway service operates in two sections:
  • Between Dyre Av and E 180 St, every 30 minutes.
  • Between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, every 20 minutes.

5 Subway

From 5:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26 5 Subway trains run every 20 minutes between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green.  Trains run local in both directions between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge due to signal work at 14 St-Union Sq.

5 Subway

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 5 Subway trains run every 30 minutes between Dyre Av and E 180 St due to Dyre Ave line signal modernization.
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 24 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 Subway 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 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 207 St-bound A Subway trains are rerouted on the F Subway line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St, then run local to 59 St, due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.
C Subway
From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Manhattan-bound C Subway trains are rerouted on the F Subway line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St and due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.
E Subway
From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 E Subway trains run local in both directions from 36 St to Forest Hills 71-Av due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.
E Subway
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27 E Subway trains are rerouted on the F Subway line in both directions from Roosevelt Av to W 4 St due to Sandy-related electrical work.  Free shuttle buses run between Court Sq-23 St and 21 St-Queensbridge, stopping at Queens Plaza.
F Subway
From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27 F Subway trains are suspended from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  F Subway service operates between 179 St and Avenue X.  Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.
F Subway
From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27, F trains run local in both directions from 21 St-Queensbridge to Forest Hills-71 Av due to due to signal modernization at Forest Hills 71-Av and Kew Gardens Union Tpke.
L Subway
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 27 L Subway trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track and roadbed maintenance.  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 25, and Sunday, January 26, 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 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 Q Subway trains are suspended in both directions between Coney Island- Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach due to switch renewal north of Coney Island- Stillwell Av. Q Subway service operates between 57th St-7th Avenue and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.
S Subway  (Franklin Av)
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Franklin Av Shuttle is suspended due to circuit breaker house work at Prospect Park.  Shuttle buses provide alternate service, making station stops at Franklin Av, Park Pl, Botanic Garden, and Prospect Park.
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.