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Press Release
February 28, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory for Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 C D E F G M N Q R S

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.

1

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, March 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 3, uptown 1 trains skip 225 th Street, 231 st Street and 238 th Street due to track panel installation north of 225 th Street.

From 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137 th Street due to track panel installation north of 225 th Street in the Bronx.

2

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, there are no 2 trains between 3 rd Avenue-149 th Street and 96 th Street due to station work at 149 th Street-Grand concourse, track maintenance at 96 th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.  Downtown 2 trains operate local between 96 th Street and Times Square-42 nd Street.

Free shuttle buses operate:

  • Non-stop – Between 96 th Street and 3 rd Avenue-149 th Street 
  • Local – Between 96 th Street and 3 rd Avenue-149 th Street 

During this time, 2 trains will operate in two sections:

  • Between 241 st Street and 3 rd Avenue-149 th Street
  • Between 96 th Street and Flatbush Avenue

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, 3 service is suspended due to station work at 149 th Street-Grand Concourse, track maintenance at 96 th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.  2 trains make all 3 station stops between 96 th Street and Franklin Avenue.  4 trains make all 3 station stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue.  Free shuttle bus operates as a local between 96 th Street and 148 th Street.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, 4 service is extended to New Lots Avenue and operates as a local in Brooklyn due to work on the 2, 3, 5 line.

4 (Overnights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2,

From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 2 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3 and

From 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4,

Downtown 4 trains run express from 125 th Street to Grand Central-42 nd Street due to track tie block work near 96 th Street and 103 rd Street.

5

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, there are no 5 trains between East 180 th Street and 149 th Street-Grand Concourse due to station work at 149 th Street-Grand Concourse, track maintenance at 96 th Street and tunnel lighting in the Harlem River tube.

Free shuttle bus operates across 149 th Street between 3 rd Avenue-149 th Street and 149 th Street-Grand Concourse.   5 train service operates in two sections:

  • Between Dyre Avenue and East 180 th Street
  • Between 149 th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green (every 20 minutes)

Note:  5 trains from Manhattan skip 138 th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 4 instead. 

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, downtown 6 trains run express from 125 th Street to Grand Central-42 nd Street due to track tie block work near 96 th Street and 103 rd Street.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4 (and the next three weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42 nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC work.  Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42 nd Street shuttle) and free shuttle buses as alternatives.

  • Use the E, N or Q* between Manhattan and Queens
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue and Queensboro Plaza
  • In Manhattan, the 42 nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

*Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. (See Q entry for hours of operation.)

C

From 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 145 th Street due to electrical work at 47 th -50 th - Sts.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 4 to 5 a.m. Friday, there is no Bronx-bound D service at 34 th Street-Herald Square, 42 nd Street-Bryant Park, 47 th -50 th - Sts and 7 th Avenue due to electrical work at 47 th -50 th Sts. 

E (Overnights)

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2,

From 12:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3 and

From 12:15 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4,

Queens-bound E trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36 th Street.

F, G

At all times through first quarter of 2013, F and G trains skip Smith-9 th Sts. in both directions due to station rehabilitation.  Customers may use the B61 for connections between Smith-9 th Sts. station and 4 th Avenue-9 th Street station, where F, G and R trains are available.  Customers may also use the B57 bus for connections between Smith-9 th Sts. station and Carroll Street station, where F and G trains are available.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, Queens-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47 th -50 th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63 rd Street for SAS.

M

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, M service is suspended due to station work at Fresh Pond Road, Forest, Seneca, Knickerbocker and Central Avenues.  Free shuttle buses operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, making all station stops.

N

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 4, Brooklyn-bound N trains run express from 34 th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8 th Street.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 2 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

R

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, Queens-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue due to track renewal north of 36 th Street. 

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, Brooklyn-bound R trains run express from 34 th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8 th Street.

S (42 nd Street Shuttle) (Overnights)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3, Monday, March 4, and Monday, March 4, 42 nd Street S shuttle operates overnight due to weekend work on the 7 line.   

DUE TO THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY, THESE LINES (1, A) OPERATE AS FOLLOWS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

1

Between 242 nd Street and Rector Street (no service between Rector Street and South Ferry)

A

Between 207 th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 207 th Street and Howard Beach.  (There is no train service between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway; free shuttle buses operate non-stop between Howard Beach and Far Rockaway.  Free H shuttle trains operate between Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue and Beach 90 th Street.)