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Press Release
January 17, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory for Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 7 D F G M N Q 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/capital. Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

1

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 20, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip Dyckman Street due to floor tile installation at Dyckman Street.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street in the Bronx.

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of 219th Street in the Bronx:

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

Customers may transfer between trains at East 180th Street.

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

3

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, there are no 3 trains between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

  • 3 service operates between 148th Street and Franklin Avenue and via the 2 line between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
  1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
  2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

Customers may transfer between trains and free shuttle buses at Franklin Avenue.

Note: From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., the 3 operates between 148th Street and Times Square-42nd Street only.

4

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, there are no 4 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue due to switch replacement at Utica Avenue.

  • 4 service operates between Woodlawn and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center. Take 2 or 3 trains between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue.
  • Free shuttle buses operate in two segments between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue:
  1. Local between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue.
  2. Non-stop between Franklin Avenue and Sutter Avenue and local between Sutter Avenue and New Lots Avenue.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, 4 trains operate local in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street stations due to signal work between 42nd Street-Grand Central and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, uptown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Burnside Avenue due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 5 service is suspended due to station rehabilitation work at 149th Street-Grand Concourse. Customers should take the 2 and/or 4 train instead.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21 (and the next 9 weekends), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC. Customers may take the E, N, Q and S (42nd 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 42nd Street S Shuttle operates overnight

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

D

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from DeKalb Avenue to 36th Street due to switch replacement north of Atlantic Avenue.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from 47th 50th Sts to Roosevelt Avenue due to station work at Lexington Avenue/63rd Street for SAS project. F trains run express from Queens Plaza to Roosevelt Avenue.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Coney Island-bound F trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to West 4th Street due to electrical work at 34th Street.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Jamaica-bound F trains run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-MetroTech due to work on the Culver Viaduct rehab and the Church Avenue Interlocking.

F, G

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

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, there are no G trains between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation and the Church Avenue Interlocking. Customers should take the F instead.

  • For F service, customers may take the A or C between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Jay Street-MetroTech.
  • G service operates in two sections: 1. Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Aves and 2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Aves and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. (every 20 minutes).

M

Until early 2013, Knickerbocker Avenue will be closed in both directions for station rehabilitation.

N

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Coney Island-bound N trains run local from DeKalb Avenue to 59th Street due to switch replacement north of Atlantic Avenue.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 19 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 20, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

From 11 p.m. Friday, January 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 21, Brooklyn-bound Q trains run local from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 42nd 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 242nd Street and Rector Street (no service between Rector Street and South Ferry)

A

Between 207th Street and Lefferts Boulevard and between 207th 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 90th Street.)