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Press Release
January 3, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory for Changes Affecting 1 2 3 4 5 7 D F G M 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 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 6, Rector Street-bound 1 trains skip 238th Street, 231st Street and 225th Street due to track panel installation north of 231st Street.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street. Customers may continue their trip by transferring at 137th Street.

2

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2 service operates in two sections due to track panel installation north of Bronx Park East:

  • 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 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, 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 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, 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.

5

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, January 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 5 service is suspended due to track panel installation of 219th Street and Gun Hill Road. Customers should take the 2 and/or 4 instead.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7 (and the next 11 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 10:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, uptown D trains run express from 145th Street to Tremont Avenue due to installation of electronics south of 167th Street.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 7, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M After 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts. due to SAS work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street.

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.

M

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

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 5 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 6, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 5, Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7, 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.)