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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.
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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 4 Subway Line Icon 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.
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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 Line Icon trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse due to Dyre Avenue line signal modernization.   Transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon and 5 Subway Line Icon trains at E 180 St and/or at 149 St-Grand Concourse.  5 Subway Line Icon 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.

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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 Line Icon 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.

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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 5 Subway Line Icon trains run every 30 minutes between Dyre Av and E 180 St due to Dyre Ave line signal modernization.
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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.
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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Brooklyn Bridge-bound 6 Subway Line Icon 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.
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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 207 St-bound A Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F Subway Line Icon line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St, then run local to 59 St, due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.
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From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Manhattan-bound C Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F Subway Line Icon line from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4St and due to Sandy-related tunnel survey work.
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From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 E Subway Line Icon 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.
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From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27 E Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F Subway Line Icon 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.
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From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:00 a.m. and Monday, January 27 F Subway Line Icon trains are suspended from Coney Island-Stillwell Av to Avenue X due to switch renewal north of Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  F Subway Line Icon 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.
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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.
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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25 to 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 27 L Subway Line Icon trains run every 24 minutes between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction due to track and roadbed maintenance.  L Subway Line Icon 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.
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From 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, Ditmars Blvd-bound N Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the D Subway Line Icon (express) from Stillwell Av to 36 St in Brooklyn due to design survey work near 20 Ave.
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From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27 Q Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon 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.
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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 
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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.