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Press Release
May 1, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 1 2 4 6 7 J M N Q R S
Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” 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 http://mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html.
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 http://www.mta.info/nyct.
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.
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From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, Manhattan-bound 1 Subway Line Icon trains run express from 145 St to 96 St due to steel repairs from 125 St to 133 St.
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From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2 Subway Line Icon trains are suspended in both directions between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av Brooklyn College due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  Free shuttle buses provide alternative service, making all subway stops between Franklin Av and Flatbush Av Brooklyn College 
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From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, 3 Subway Line Icon trains are suspended due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  2 Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  In Brooklyn, free shuttle buses operate between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.  Transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Av.  In Harlem, free shuttle buses serve 135 St, 145 St, and 148 St.  Transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses at 135 St.
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From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5 4 Subway Line Icon trains are suspended in both directions between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and New Lots Av due to switch renewal north of Nostrand Av.  2 Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses provide alternate service.  Transfer between 2 Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Av.
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At all times until May 2014, 6 Subway Line Icon trains skip Middletown Rd and Castle Hill Ave in both directions due to station renewal work.
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From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 6 Subway Line Icon trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park due to track panel installation at St Lawrence Av, and track maintenance at Cypress Av.  The last stop for some Pelham Bay Park bound 6 trains is 3 Av-138 St.  
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From 2:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, 7 Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between Times Sq-42 St and Queensboro Plaza due to CBTC signal work and hurricane-related repair work in the Steinway tunnel, and track tie replacement work at Queensboro Plaza. Use E Subway Line IconF Subway Line IconN Subway Line IconQ Subway Line Icon trains for service between Manhattan and Queens.  Free shuttle buses make all subway station stops between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Queensboro Plaza.  The 42 Street Shuttle operates overnight.
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From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, J Subway Line Icon service is suspended between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction due to switch renewal work at Myrtle Avenue.  Free shuttle buses operate between Marcy Avenue and Broadway Junction stopping at Hewes St, Lorimer St, Flushing Ave, Myrtle Ave,  Kosciusko St, Gates Ave, Halsey St, and Chauncey St
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From 3:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, M Subway Line Icon service is suspended due to switch renewal at Myrtle Av.  Transfer between J Subway Line Icon trains and free shuttle buses at Marcy Av.  Free shuttle buses operate between Middle Village Metropolitan Av and Marcy Av, stopping at Fresh Pond Rd, Forest Av, Seneca Av, Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs, Knickerbocker Av, Central Av, Myrtle Av, Flushing Av, Lorimer St, and Hewes St.  
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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, Coney Island Stillwell Av-bound N Subway Line Icon trains run local between 36 St and 59 St due to track tie renewal south of 36 St.  
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At all times until early summer 2014, Coney Island-bound Q Subway Line Icon 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.
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From 10:45 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, Coney Island-bound Q Subway Line Icon trains run express from Newkirk Av to Sheepshead Bay due to track panel work from Church Av to Newkirk Av, and at Brighton Beach.
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From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, Q Subway Line Icon trains are extended to Astoria Ditmars Blvd due to CBTC signal work on the 7. 
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From 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 4, and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, R Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn due to track tie renewal south of 36 St.    
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From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 3 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 5, the 42nd St Shuttle operates overnight due to due to CBTC signal work on the 7.
FIX & FORTIFY
Sandy Recovery Work 
N Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon (Montague Tubes Closed)
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.