MTA Press Releases

Press Release
February 1, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory February 1 to 4

Service Changes are Part of Subway Action Plan, Station Repairs and Other Ongoing Maintenance, and Upgrade Work for Improvements on Multiple Lines

These weekend service changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, station improvements in Queens and Manhattan, and ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade work throughout the MTA New York City Transit subway system to maintain and upgrade track, signal, station and other infrastructure in order to provide customers with safe and reliable service.  More information on the 2015-2019 MTA Capital Program is available here

This weekend, work crews will be dispersed throughout the entire subway system to perform a variety of critical tasks in the areas of track replacement and maintenance, signal modernization, station enhancements, electrical upgrades and communication improvements.  All this work is aligned with the MTA Subway Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to stabilize and modernize the subway system by attacking the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents and strategically targeting additional personnel and equipment to focus on critical parts of the system.   

For a simple, graphical guide that makes it easy to visualize how this weekend maintenance, upgrade and repair work will affect subway service – and what alternative travel options are recommended – consult The Weekender at web.mta.info/weekender.html.  The Weekender is accessible through the MTA website by clicking the “Weekender” tab within the Service Status Menu, and is also available as a free app for iPhone and Android devices.

TripPlanner+ is an online tool that provides customized travel guidance based on available service and takes weekend service diversions into account.  In addition, customers can receive customized subway status emails or texts by signing up at www.MyMTAalerts.com.

1

At all times until early 2020, trains skip 168 St in both directions due to elevator replacement work.  For alternate service take the ac at/to this station.  Transfer between 1 and a trains at 59 St-Columbus Circle.  A free out-of-system transfer with a MetroCard is available between the 207 St or 215 St 1 and 207 St a.  Take the M5 to/from 157 St 1.  Late nights, the M5 will run between 168 St and 157 St.

This work is part of a major elevator replacement project at five separate “deep” stations in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.  The 1 line part of the 168 St station is 112 years old.  Some of the oldest components in these elevators and the accompanying machine rooms are more than 90 years old.  When completed, the elevator doors at 168 St 1 will open at both the front and rear sides at the lower mezzanine level.  The rear passageway behind the elevators at the lower mezzanine level will be reopened in order to improve customer flow.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions click here

4

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, downtown trains will skip 176 St, Mt Eden, 170 St, 167 St and 161 St-Yankee Stadium, due to track replacement.  As an alternative, use an uptown 4 to complete your trip.  Transfer at 149 St-Grand Concourse or Burnside Av.    

4

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, trains will run every 16 minutes between 125 St and Woodlawn due to track replacement.  The last stop for some uptown trains will be 125 St.  Transfer at 125 St to continue your trip. 

4

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, trains will run local between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall due to track maintenance. 

5

Beginning 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 5 service will end early between E 180 St and Bowling Green due to track maintenance.  Take the 2 or 4

5

From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, trains will run every 16 minutes between Dyre Ave and Bowling Green due to track maintenance.  5 trains will also run local between Grand Central-42 St and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.

a

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, downtown trains will stop at 163 St, 155 St, and 135 St due to track maintenance. 

a

From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday to Monday, Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, uptown trains will skip 135 St, 155 St, and 163 St due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Queens-bound a train to complete your trip.  Transfer at 168 St, 145 St or 125 St.  For 135 St, take the d

ac

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Euclid Av to Utica Av due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Queens-bound a train or Euclid Av-bound c train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Utica Av, Broadway Junction, or Euclid Av.  As a reminder, c trains do not run overnight. 

b

Beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, b service will end early due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use cd and/or q trains.  As a reminder, b service does not run on weekends. 

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, trains will not run between 145 St and 168 St due to track maintenance.  Take the a instead.  c trains will run between Euclid Av and 145 St.  Downtown a trains will stop at 168 St, 155 St, and 135 St.  Transfer at 125 St or 145 St. 

c

From 9:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, trains will run express between 145 St and Canal St due to track maintenance.  Take the d instead.  d trains will be rerouted via the c and run local in both directions between 145 St, or W 4 St.  Transfer at 145 St, 125 St, 59 St-Columbus Circle, 42 St-Port Authority, 14 St, or W 4 St.  For Spring St, take the e via transfer at W 4 St or Canal St.

d

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, d trains will not run between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 59 St-Columbus Circle due to electrical improvements.  Take free shuttle buses and f or n trains instead. n trains will replace the d in Brooklyn; transfer at Times Sq-42 St/Port Authority.  Free shuttle buses will run between W 4 St and Grand St, stopping at B’way-Lafayette St.   
Days/eveningsd
 will run between Norwood-205 St and 145 St, and via the c to/from W 4 St and via the f to/from 2 Av, the last stop.  Some trains will run to/from Canal St during peak times.  
Overnights:  d
 trains will run between Norwood-205 St and 59 St, and via the c to/from W 4 St, and via the f to/from 2 Av, the last stop.   

d

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, uptown trains will stop at 135 St.

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Manhattan-bound trains will skip Briarwood and 75 Av due to signal modernization.  As an alternative, use a Jamaica Center-bound e or Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av, Union Tpke, or Jamaica-Van Wyck e

e

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Manhattan-bound trains will run express from 71 Av to Queens Plaza.  As an alternative, use a Jamaica-bound r to complete your trip.  Transfer at Queens Plaza, Roosevelt Av, or 71 Av. 

f

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Manhattan-bound trains will skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av due to signal modernization.  As an alternative, use a Jamaica-Center bound e or Jamaica-bound f to complete your trip.  Transfer at 71 Av, Union Tpke, or Parsons Blvd f

f

From 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3, Jamaica-bound trains will skip Avenue U, Avenue P, Avenue N, Bay Pkwy, Avenue I and Ditmas Av due to signal improvements.  As an alternative, use a Coney Island-bound f train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Church Av, 18 Av, Kings Hwy or Avenue X. 

fg

From 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Queens-bound trains will skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15 St-Prospect Park, and 4 Av-9 St due to track maintenance.  As an alternative, use a Coney Island-bound f or Church Av-bound g train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Smith-9 Sts, 7 Av, or Church Av.

j

From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, free shuttle buses and e trains will replace j trains between Crescent St and Jamaica Center due to station rehabilitation work.  j trains will run between Broad St and Crescent St.  Free shuttle buses will make all j line station stops between Crescent St and 121 St, and connect with the e at Jamaica-Van Wyck e and/or Crescent St j.  As a reminder, j trains skip 111 St in both directions at all times until summer 2019. 

j

At all times until summer 2019, trains skip 111 St in both directions due station rehabilitation work.  The elevated 111 St station opened for service in 1917, and its structure has not been replaced since the station was built.  The platform girders at 111 St will be replaced as part of structural improvements at several Jamaica Line stations, that will benefit thousands of customers who rely on the line between Manhattan and Queens, and provide a safe station environment for many more decades to come.  For more details about this critical structural repair project, refer to this prior press release.  As an alternative, use nearby stations at 104 St or 121 St to complete your trip.  Take the Q56 bus to/from 104 St and 121 St jz stations; free transfer with MetroCard.  Additional free transfers with MetroCard will be available between Q37, Q56 and the subway at 104 St, 121 St, or Woodhaven Blvd stations.  The Q56 will run with enhanced service between 111 St and 121 St.  For a graphical guide to these alternate travel directions click here.

l

From approximately 10:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, l trains will not run between Broadway Junction and 8 Av due to reliability improvements.  l trains will run between Rockaway Pkwy and Broadway Junction.  
m
 trains will provide alternate service into Manhattan from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, running between Metropolitan Av and 47-50 Sts, via the f line between 47-50 Sts and Lexington Av/63 St, and via the q line between Lexington Av/63 St and 96 St. For more information on this important work, see this prior press release.
Free shuttle buses will operate along the following three routes. Transfer at Myrtle Wyckoff Avs m, Broadway Junction acjl, Marcy Av jm, Delancey-Essex Sts fjm/M14A, or 14 St/6 Av fm and M14 bus.  Additional nearby subway and local bus service is also provided to accommodate customers.  

  • Loop serving Marcy Av jm, Hewes St jm, Broadway g, Lorimer St, and Bedford Av;
  • between Lorimer St and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs;
  • between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Broadway Junction. 

 

m

Beginning 9:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, service will end early between Forest Hills-71 Av and 47-50 Sts due to signal modernization.  Take the e or r.  For Queens, take the r via transfer at 34 St-Herald Sq.  For Court Sq, Lexington Av-53 St and 5 Av/53 St, take the e via transfer at W 4 St.  

m

From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, service will run between Metropolitan Av and 47-50 Sts, and via the q between Lexington Av/63 St and 96 St. 

n

At all times until spring 2019, Coney Island-bound trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, and 20 Av, due to station rehabilitation work on the Sea Beach Line.  When finished, this will yield a better travel experience for customers, including the installation of elevators at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, providing mobility impaired customers with better accessibility, upgraded communication systems, installation of Help Point intercoms, new stairways and handrails, reconstructed platforms and overpasses, repairs to canopies and columns, and artwork.  For service to these stations, use a Manhattan-bound n train to complete your trip.  Transfer at Bay Pkwy or 8 Av.  For New Utrecht Av-62 St, take the d instead.  Transfer between n and d trains at 36 St.   

n

At all times until July 2019, trains will run local in both directions between 59 St and 36 St in Brooklyn due to structural rehabilitation work to repair and replace steel columns, lighting, ventilators, and deteriorated concrete, and perform water mitigation work to address water seepage in the express tunnel between the 59 St and 36 St stations.  n trains will stop at 53 St and 45 St in both directions.

n

From 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, free shuttle buses will replace trains between Stillwell Av and 59 St due to station rehabilitation.  n trains will run via the d in both directions between 36 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  n trains will run between Astoria/Ditmars Blvd and 36 St, and via the d to/from Coney-Island Stillwell Av.  For 45 St, 53 St, and 59 St, take the r via transfer at 36 St.  Buses will make all n line station stops between 59 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.  For stations between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and 59 St, transfer to/from buses at Coney Island-Stillwell Av n, New Utrecht Av n, or 59 St r

r

From 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza due to signal modernization.  Use a Jamaica Center-bound e local or Forest Hills-bound r to complete your trip.  Transfer at Queens Plaza, Roosevelt Av or Forest Hills-71 Av.