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Press Release
August 22, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory
For Changes Affecting 4 6 A C D E F G N R Q
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.
4 Subway Line Icon
From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, August 24, and from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, New Lots Av-bound 4 Subway Line Icon trains run local from 125 St to Grand Cantral-42 St due to CPM cable work south of 125 St.  
6 Subway Line Icon
Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 5 until February 2015 6 Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon 
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 4:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 Subway Line Icon trains run express from Hunts Point Av to Parkchester due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av.
 
6 Subway Line Icon
From 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23 and from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 6 Subway Line Icon trains run every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138 St and Pelham Bay Park due to MOW track tie block renewal south of Whitlock Av and track panel installation north of Elder Av.  The last stop for some 6 Subway Line Icon trains headed toward Pelham Bay Park is 3 Av-138 St.  
 
A Subway Line Icon
At all times until September 2014, Far Rockaway/Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon trains skip 88 St, and Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon.  From 88 St, take a Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon to 80 St and transfer to a Far Rockaway or Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon.
  • For Service To/From 104 St:  To 104 St, take the Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon to Lefferts Blvd and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A Subway Line Icon.  From 104 St, take the Q112 bus. Or, take the A Subway Line Icon to Rockaway Blvd and transfer to a Lefferts Blvd-bound A Subway Line Icon train.
A Subway Line Icon 
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, August 23 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Inwood-207 St-bound A Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F line from Jay St-MetroTech W 4 St Wash Sq, then run local to 59 St-Columbus Circle due to CPM air quality testing and preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work. 
 
C Subway Line Icon 
From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 168 St-bound C Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F Subway Line Icon line from Jay St-MetroTech W 4 St Wash Sq, due to CPM air quality testing and preparation for Hurricane Sandy Work. 
 
D Subway Line Icon
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Coney Island- Stillwell Av-bound D Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the N Subway Line Icon line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av due to MOW rail and plate renewal south of 36 St.
 
E Subway Line Icon
From 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, E Subway Line Icon trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, and MOW track maintenance and rail repairs between Queens Plaza and 65 St.
 
F Subway Line Icon
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 23, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, F Subway Line Icon trains run local in Queens due to CPM signal modernization at Forest Hills-71 Av and Kew Gardens-Union Tpke, and MOW track maintenance and rail repairs between Queens Plaza and 65 St.
 
G Subway Line Icon
At all times until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, G Subway Line Icon 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 Line Icon 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 Line Icon stations at Nassau Av, Greenpoint Av, and 21 St.
N Subway Line Icon
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, N Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between Lexington Av/59 St and Queensboro Plaza due to MOW track and plate work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza.  Take the 7 Subway Line Icon train for service between Manhattan and Queens.
 
Q Subway Line Icon
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Coney Island-bound Q Subway Line Icon trains run express from Kings Hwy to Sheepshead Bay due to MOW track work at Sheepshead Bay.
 
Q Subway Line Icon
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 22 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, Q Subway Line Icon trains are suspended between 57 St-7 Av and Times Sq-42 St due to MOW track and plate work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza.  Take the N Subway Line IconR Subway Line Icon instead.
 
R Subway Line Icon
From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, R Subway Line Icon service is extended to Jamaica-179 St due to MOW Jamaica Yard lead switch reconstruction.
 
R Subway Line Icon
From 6:30 a.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, R Subway Line Icon trains are rerouted on the F Subway Line Icon line both directions between Manhattan and Queens due to work in the 60th Street Tube, chip and pour south of 5 Av/53 St, and switch work south of Queensboro Plaza.  
 
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.