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Press Release
January 31, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory for Changes Affecting 1 2 4 5 6 7 A C D E F G J 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 8 a.m. Saturday, February 2, uptown 1 trains run express from 72nd Street to 96th Street due to work on a new compressor plant at 91st Street.

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

From 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 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 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, uptown 2 trains run express from 72nd Street to 96th Street due to work on a new compressor plant at 91st Street.

4 (Overnights)

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, February 2 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, February 3 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, February 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, downtown 4 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge due to track maintenance at 14th Street-Union Square.

4

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, uptown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Burnside Avenue due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 2 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, downtown 4 trains run local from 125th Street to 14th Street-Union Square and uptown 4 trains run local from Grand Central-42nd Street to 125th Street due to signal work between Grand Central-42nd Street and 59th Street and track work near 86th Street.

5

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, 5 service is suspended. There are no 5 trains between East 180th Street and Bowling Green due to station rehabilitation at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

For service between:

  • East 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse, take the 2.
  • 149th Street-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green, take the 4.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, downtown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge due to track maintenance at 14th Street-Union Square.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. February 4, uptown 6 trains run express from 3rd Avenue-138th Street to Parkchester due to ADA work at Hunts Point Avenue.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4 (and the next seven 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.)

A

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, Queens-bound A trains run local from 59th Street to West 4th Street, then are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street/MetroTech due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

C

From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, Brooklyn-bound C trains are rerouted via the F line from West 4th Street to Jay Street-MetroTech due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

E

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m., Monday, February 4, downtown E trains skip 23rd Street and Spring Street due to cable work north of Jay Street-MetroTech.

F

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, Jamaica-bound F trains skip 14th Street and 23rd Street due to electrical work at 34th Street-Herald Square.

From 11:15 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M after 36th Street, Queens to 47th-50th Sts due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for SAS project.

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, Coney Island-bound F trains run express from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue due to work on the Culver Viaduct Reconstruction and the Church Avenue Interlocking.

G

From 11:45 p.m. Friday February 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, there are no G trains between Church Avenue and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts due to work on the Culver Viaduct Reconstruction 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).

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.

J

From 5:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday, February 3, there are no J trains between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural steel repair and painting north of Cypress Hills. Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service via Jamaica-Van Wyck.

  • J trains run between Chambers Street and Crescent Street
  • Free shuttle buses operate between Crescent Street and 121st Street, and connect with the E at Jamaica-Van Wyck, where service to/from, Sutphin Blvd. and Jamaica Center is 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, February 2 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 3, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)(Overnights)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, February 2, Sunday, February 3 and Monday, February 4, 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.)