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Press Release
February 28, 2014
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 6 F L M N Q R
**In order to allocate resources for the impending winter storm this weekend, all previously scheduled weekend subway work (including 7 Subway work) has been cancelled with the following exceptions: 
Customers may visit our website at 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 at
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 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  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.
F Subway
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 28, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 3, Coney Island-bound F Subway trains are rerouted on the M line from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts Rock Ctr due to station work at Lexington Av-63 St for Second Avenue Subway construction.  
L Subway
From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, L Subway trains are not running between 8 Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs due to track tie renewal north of 3 Av.  L Subway service operates between Rockaway Pkwy and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs. Use AFJM trains, M14, and free shuttle buses.
M Subway
From 6:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1, to 12:50 a.m. Sunday, March 2, and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 2, M Subway service is extended to 57 St to replace L Subway service that is partially suspended due to track tie renewal north of 3 Av.
Q Subway
At all times until early summer 2014, Coney Island-bound Q Subway trains skip Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd due to painting and concrete repair work on station platforms at Parkside Av, Beverley Rd, and Cortelyou Rd.
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.