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Press Release
August 7, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 2 4 5 6 7 A C D E F G N R
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 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 by signing up for the 
E-mail Subscription Program. Visit 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, visit www.mta.info/capital.  Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time..
2 Subway
From 3:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, due to track panel installation near Jackson Av and Prospect Av 2 Subway trains will run in two sections: 
  • Between 241 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, with southbound 2 trains running express from E180 St to 3 Av-149 St.  
  • Between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Flatbush Av. 

4 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, and from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 9, to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 10, Bronx-bound 4 Subway trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St due to CPM cable work south of 125 St. 

From 11 p.m. Saturday, August 9, to 6 a.m., Sunday, August 10, and from 11 p.m. Sunday, August 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, New Lots Av-bound trains run local from 125 St to Grand Central-42 St. 

5 Subway
From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 5 Subway trains are suspended between E180 St and Bowling Green due to track panel installation near Jackson Av and Prospect Av.  4 Subway trains make all 5 Subway station stops between 149 St-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green.  5 Subway shuttle service operates between Dyre Av and E180 St all weekend.
6 Subway
Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 5, until February 2015, 6 Subway trains skip Zerega Av and Buhre Av in both directions due to CPM station rehabilitation work.  
  • For Service To/From Zerega Av, use the Bx4 or shuttle buses to connect between Zerega Av and Castle Hill Av; free transfer is available with MetroCard.  
  • For Service To/From Buhre Av, use the Bx8, Bx24, or shuttle buses to connect between Buhre Av and Middletown Rd; free transfer is available with MetroCard

6 Subway 

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 10, Bronx-bound 6 Subway trains run express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St due to station rehabilitation work at 23 St.

From 12:45 a.m. Saturday, August 9, to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 10, Manhattan-bound 6 Subway trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station rehabilitation work at Buhre Av and Zerega Av.

7 Subway

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Manhattan-bound 7 Subway trains run express from Willets Point to 74 St-Broadway for signal tests and panel installation north of Willets Point. 
A Subway
At all times until September 2014, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway trains skip 88 St, and Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway trains skip 104 St due to station renewals at 88 St and 104 St.  
  • For Service To/From 88 St:  To 88 St, take the A Subway to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A Subway.  From 88 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A Subway to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway.
  • For Service To/From 104 St:  To 104 St, take the Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway to Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A Subway.  From 104 St, take the Q112 bus. Or, take the A Subway to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway train.
A Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 11, Queens-bound A Subway trains run local between 168 St and W4 St, and are then rerouted via the F from W4 St to Jay St-MetroTech due to rail installation north of 59 St and electrical installation at Fulton St. 
C Subway
From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight, Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10, Brooklyn-bound C Subway trains are rerouted via the F Subway from W4 St to Jay St-MetroTech due to electrical installation at Fulton St. 
D Subway 
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 9, to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 11, Brooklyn-bound D Subway trains run local from 145 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to rail installation north of 59 St. 
E Subway
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, World Trade Center-bound E Subway trains run express from 34 St-Penn Station to Canal St due to electrical installation at Fulton St.
F Subway
From 11:15 p.m. Friday, August 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, August 11, Brooklyn-bound F Subway trains are rerouted via the M Subway from 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Ctr to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av due to Second Avenue Subway construction work.
G Subway
At all times until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, G Subway trains are suspended between Long Island City-Court Sq and Nassau Av due to MOW Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in the Greenpoint Tube.  Transfer out-of-system (with MetroCard) between the Broadway G Subway station and Lorimer St JM stations.  Free shuttle buses provide alternate service along two routes:
  • Via Manhattan Av between Nassau Av and Court Sq, stopping at Greenpoint Av and 21 St.
  • Via McGuinness Blvd between Lorimer St L and Court Sq, stopping near G Subway stations at Nassau Av, Greenpoint Av, and 21 St.

R Subway

From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10, R Subway service is extended to the Jamaica-179 St F Subway station due to MOW Jamaica Yard lead switch reconstruction.

FIX & FORTIFY

Sandy Recovery Work 

N SubwayR Subway (Montague Tubes Closed)

At all times until October 2014, no N Subway or R Subway trains run between Court St in Brooklyn and Whitehall St 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.