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Press Release
January 24, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory for Changes Affecting 1 2 4 5 6 7 A C D 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/capital. Customers who rely on these lines should allow for additional travel time.

1

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 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, January 26 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 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 26 and Sunday, January 27, 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, January 25 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 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, January 25 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, from 11:45 p.m. Saturday, January 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, January 27 and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, January 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, 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, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, 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, January 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, 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 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 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.

6

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, downtown 6 trains run express from 14th Street-Union Square to Brooklyn Bridge due to track maintenance at 14th Street-Union Square.

7

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28 (and the next eight 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 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, Manhattan-bound A trains run local from Broadway Junction to Utica Avenue due to elevator work at Utica Avenue.

C

From 6:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26 to 11 p.m. Sunday, January 27, uptown C trains run express from Canal Street to 145th Street due to track maintenance north of 42nd Street and electrical systems installation north of 34th Street.

D

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, there is no Bronx-bound D service at 34th Street-Herald Square, 42nd Street-Bryant Park, 47th-50th Sts and 7th Avenue due to track maintenance north of 42nd Street and electrical system installation north of 34th Street.

F

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, 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.

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.

N

From 10:45 p.m. Friday, January 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, January 28, Queens-bound N trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

Q

From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, January 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 27, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

R

From 10:45 p.m. to midnight, Friday, January 25, from 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, Queens-bound R trains run express from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 14th Street-Union Square.

S (42nd Street Shuttle)(Overnights)

From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, January 26, Sunday, January 27 and Monday, January 28, 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.)