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Press Release
March 14, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory For Changes Affecting^1 4 6 7 A F G J M N Q R

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. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, uptown 1 trains skip 225th Street, 231st Street and 238th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street.

1
From 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, the last stop for some uptown 1 trains is 137th Street due to track panel installation north of 225th Street in the Bronx.

4
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, March 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, downtown 4 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.

6
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, downtown 6 trains run express from 125th Street to Grand Central-42nd Street due to track tie block work near 96th Street and 103rd Street.

7
From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18 (and also the following weekend), there is no 7 train service between Times Square-42nd Street and Queensboro Plaza due to Flushing Line CBTC work.  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, March 15 to 5 a.m. Saturday, March 16, uptown A trains run express from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to 125th Street due to scraping and painting of track ceiling at 81st Street.

F
From 9:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Queens-bound F trains are rerouted via the M line from 47th-50th Sts to Queens Plaza due to station work at Lexington Avenue-63rd Street for SAS.

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, March 16 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 17, there is no J train service between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center due to structural rehabilitation from Cypress Hills to 130th Street.  Free shuttle buses and E trains provide alternate service.

  • J trains operate 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 and from Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center is available.

 
M
Until August 2013, M trains will bypass Central Avenue in both directions due to station rehabilitation work at Central Avenue.  

N
From 11:45 p.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, Brooklyn-bound N trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

Q
From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 16 to 5 a.m. Monday, March 18, uptown Q trains run local from Canal Street to 34th Street-Herald Square due to electrical work at 34th Street.

Q
From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 16 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Q trains are extended to Ditmars Blvd. in order to augment service between Manhattan and Queens.

R
From 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday, March 17, Brooklyn-bound R trains run express from 34th Street-Herald Square to Canal Street due to track maintenance at 8th Street.

S (42nd Street Shuttle) (Overnights)
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Sunday, March 17, and Monday, March 18, 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.)