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Press Release
June 6, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 2 5 6 A C E F G M N R

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  In addition, TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account. 

 

The Weekender for Mobile in the Apple app store is available now for iPhone; 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.  Using the most-popular features of the iOS system, 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.

 

2

From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road: 

  • Between Flatbush Avenue and East 180th Street*
  • Between East 180th Street and 241st Street

*2 trains from Flatbush Avenue are rerouted to Dyre Avenue at East 180th Street during this time.



 

 5

From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 5 service is suspended due to track panel installation north of Gun Hill Road.  Customers may take the 2 and/or 4 instead.  For service between:

  • Dyre Avenue and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2 instead (the 2 operates between Dyre Avenue and Flatbush Avenue during this time.)
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4 instead.

 

6

From 12 noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 116th Street station is EXIT ONLY due to the 116th Street Festival.  Customers will not be allowed entry into the station to prevent overcrowding on platforms and stairways.  For Manhattan or Bronx-bound service, use the 110th Street or 125th Street stations instead.

 

6

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 77th Street station is EXIT ONLY due to the Puerto Rican Day Parade.  Customers will not be allowed entry into the station to prevent overcrowding on platforms and stairways.  For uptown or downtown service, use the 68th Street or 86th Street stations instead.

 

A

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 207th Street-bound A trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street, then run local to 59th Street-Columbus Circle due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

Note:  E trains are rerouted via the F line to/from the 2nd Avenue F station.

 

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Queens-bound A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 8, downtown (Brooklyn-bound) C trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Canal Street due to track tie block renewal north of Spring Street.

 

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 168th Street-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

 

E

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, E trains are rerouted via the F line in both directions after 36th Street in Queens to 2nd Avenue due to track tie block renewal in the 53rd Street tube.

  • E trains travel via the 63rd Street and 6th Avenue corridors, stopping at F stations.  Trains terminate/originate at the 2nd Avenue F station.
  • Free shuttle buses run between Court Square-23rd Street and 21st Street-Queensbridge, making a station stop at Queens Plaza.
  • Transfer between E and 7 trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue or between 7 and A, C trains at Times Square-42nd Street.

E

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Jamaica Center-bound E trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track repairs at Elmhurst Avenue.

 

F

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track repairs at Elmhurst Avenue.

 

G

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, the last stop for some G trains headed toward Court Square is Bedford-Nostrand Avs due to asbestos abatement north of Nassau Avenue.  Note:  G Trains run every 20 minutes between Court Square and Bedford Nostrand Avs.

 

M

At all times until late August 2013, M trains bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.

 

N

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 and from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Queens-bound N trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to station painting and asbestos abatement in the Montague tube.  (See R entry.)

 

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 9, Queens-bound N trains are rerouted via the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street (Brooklyn) due to panel work south of 8th Avenue.

 

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 8, Queens-bound R trains are rerouted via the Q line from DeKalb Avenue to Canal Street due to station painting and asbestos abatement in the Montague tube.   There are no Queens-bound N or R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech, Court Street, Whitehall Street, Rector Street, Cortlandt Street and City Hall.  Customers may use the 4 at nearby stations.

 

 

   

 

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